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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Celebrate World Donkey Day in Devon

Did you know that 8 th May is World Donkey Day? Well, now you do! And with donkeys being some of the best loved animals living in Devon today, we thought we’d spend some time celebrating with these donkey facts! How many of these things did you already know? Donkeys have a great memory, they can…

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What you need to know before travelling to Devon?

A gem beloved for its breathtaking coast, pristine beaches and the iconic Devonshire Cream Tea, Devon, stands out as a favoured retreat for holidaymakers. It is the only county in England that boasts two National Parks and two coastlines – making it a perfect destination for holidaymakers of all…

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Devon's Secret Gems - Places Only Locals Know

Devon is a well-liked vacation spot for good reason—it's the only English county with two coastlines, full of charming fishing villages, an amazing food scene, and plenty of hidden treasures. In this blog, we’re going to tell you about Devon's best-kept secret gems, which are sure to captivate you…

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Hidden gems to discover this year

With January behind us and (hopefully) warmer, brighter days on the horizon, you might be starting to plan your adventures for the year. Of course, we’re biased and will always recommend visits to Devon, but that doesn’t mean you should discount what we say! No matter how many times you come to…

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4 great photo spots in Devon

If you’re taking up photography in the New Year or maybe challenging yourself to do something new, we’ve put together a list of some of the best photo spots across Devon to help you get the most out of your camera. Of course, Devon is full of photogenic spots and we’re barely scraping the surface…

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Winter wildlife in Devon

There are fewer things better than going on a bracing winter walk through the wilderness and there are fewer places better for such an activity than Devon. If you find yourself in the county over the next few months and head out on a winter walk, here’s some of the wildlife you might expect to spot…

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4 things you might not know about Ottery St Mary

Devon is full of quaint and beautiful little towns and villages, including the village of Ottery St Mary in East Devon. This delightful corner of Devon is located near the Jurassic Coast and easily reachable from towns like Sidmouth and Exmouth, making it a great place to spend a few hours. If…

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Check out TikTok’s favourite Devon locations

We know that we sound biased when we tell you that Devon is the best place for a staycation, so we’re hoping that by telling you about some of the most popular locations according to TikTok, it will strengthen the argument! Back in the summer, the team at Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays have revealed…

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5 Great Devon beauty spots

Want suggestions for beauty spots in Devon? Well, we know we’re biased and we also know that it’s difficult to narrow it down, but here are five picturesque places from across the county that are definitely worth a visit this summer. Lundy Island With ferries available from Ilfracombe and Bideford…

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