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Visit Devon Blog

Welcome to the Visit Devon blog! 

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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Best family beaches to visit in Devon

Heading to the beach with the family this summer? You’ll be spoiled for choice here in Devon! To help you figure out the best places to spend your days, here are our suggestions for the best beaches for families in the region. Woolacombe Beach Woolacombe is one of the region’s best loved family…

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Shark arrives at Royal William Yard

A shark has been spotted approaching Royal William Yard in Plymouth, much to the surprise of swimmers, paddleboarders and onlookers. With its distinctive dorsal fin cutting through the water, the sizeable shark swam along the coastline, before turning to head inland towards Firestone Arch at Royal…

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Places to stay on Dartmoor

This summer why not have some adventure by heading to Dartmoor? With everything from abseiling to climbing, hiking and orienteering, Dartmoor gives you the best of both worlds, there is a host of opportunities for adventure, while also offering a calming atmosphere full of peaceful places to walk…

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Celebrate your upcoming nuptials in Devon

We all know that Devon is a fabulous place to get married, it’s full of beautiful venues and excellent photo spots but did you know it’s a great place to hold your pre-nuptial celebrations too? With a host of adventure activities, spas and more, Devon is the perfect destination for your hen or stag…

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Four historical landmarks to visit in Devon this summer

With half term coming up and the Summer holidays on the horizon, we thought we’d share some of the county’s oldest attractions and historic landmarks to add to your itineraries. Devon is a county steeped in history. With settlements across the county dating back to the Iron Age, the English Civil…

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Popular Vintage Weekend returns to RHS Rosemoor

Travel back in time and enjoy a weekend of nostalgia at RHS Rosemoor’s annual Vintage Weekend, supported by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28 July. Admire a huge and eclectic selection of wonderful classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and caravans on the rolling lawns…

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Country Show at Newton Abbot Race course

The Country Show returns to Newton Abbot Racecourse on Saturday 10 August 2024! Join us from 10am for a fun-filled family day out with entertainment for the whole family to enjoy! Entertainment and activities at the show this year include: - The Sheep Show - Pow Wow Alpacas - Humaryn Shetland Pony…

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The best places to camp this summer

Planning a trip to Devon this summer? There are an overwhelming number of accommodation options to choose from, so if you want to keep it simple, why not opt for a spot of camping? Not only is this a budget-friendly option, but the majority of campsites are happy for you to bring your dogs with you…

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