Visit Devon Blog

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Whether you are a first time visitor to Devon or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. 

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Summer Stays at the University of Exeter

Located within walking distance of Exeter’s vibrant city centre, the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus provides the perfect, budget-friendly place to stay this summer. With over 500 ensuite bedrooms available, the University provides a quiet haven, from which to explore the nearby city, coast…

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Top places to paddleboard in Devon

Whether you’ve been paddleboarding for years or you’re new to this increasingly popular watersport, you’ll likely have noticed that Devon is a haven for anyone indulging in water based activities. The beauty of paddleboarding is that you don’t have to be incredibly fit or have any training to give…

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Devon is open for business

We appreciate the concern some visitors may have regarding the recent media reports of a very localised cryptosporidium outbreak. This very localised outbreak is affecting a very small area of the English Riviera and there is no evidence to suggest that other areas of Devon or the wider English…

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It’s A ‘Massive’ May Half Term for Devon!

Over 20 activities and things to do in Devon this Whitsun Break! Devon is getting ready for a Massive May Half Term and there are plenty of things to get excited about. There will be non-stop family fun for the whole week. Anne Blackham, Marketing Manager for Devon’s Top Attractions, said: “Our…

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Saltram displays two new portraits

Two portraits of Theresa Parker, who lived at Saltram in the 18 th century, by leading artists Sir Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffman are on display together for the first at Saltram until the end of June. Images: Reynolds portrait of Saltram's Teresa Parker being worked on at the Royal Oak…

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Join RHS Rosemoor this May half term

Visit RHS Rosemoor near Great Torrington for their Family Gardening Festival this May Half Term, where green fingers of all sizes are invited to plant and play. There’s a whole week of interactive planting activities, creative crafts, inspirational storytelling, puppet shows and fun garden trails to…

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Ideas for May half term in Devon

Planning a trip to Devon over May half term? You’re in luck, there are a host of things to do taking place across the county – take a look at some of our top suggestions for ways to entertain yourself this half term! With areas like the Torbay, the English Riviera and further south towards Plymouth…

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Enrol in Princess School this weekend at Bear Town

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May, Elsa and Snow White will be hosting an exclusive Princess School for all aspiring Princes and Princesses. Guests will learn a whole host of Princess skills including singing, dancing, perfecting the royal wave, and more. Come dressed to impress! This being Bear…

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World's smallest fox arives at Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo is celebrating after the arrival of a pair of fennec foxes, the world’s smallest species of fox. The pair are now on exhibit in a purpose built enclosure at the top of the zoo near the café. Fennec foxes are incredibly cute and tiny, with large eyes and ears. The size of their ears…

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