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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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Plymouth’s most notable residents

Located in the south of Devon, Plymouth is known as Britain’s Ocean City because of its strong maritime heritage and commitment to ocean conservation. It is the site of the Mayflower launch, transporting pilgrims to the new world and where one of the UK’s most recognisable landscapes (Smeaton’s…

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Sir Francis Drake | One of Devon’s greatest residents

Devon has always had a strong maritime heritage, so it is no wonder that so many of Britain’s greatest seafarers have a connection with the county, including one of our most famous sailors: Sir Francis Drake. Privateer, politician, enemy of the Spanish, there are many parts of Drake’s long and…

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Torquay’s Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie

Everywhere you look in Torquay, you can find evidence of one of its most famous residents: Agatha Christie, otherwise known as the Queen of Crime. The author was born in Torquay, helped with the war effort here and would later own a holiday home nearby. Her association with Torquay isn’t just…

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Top things to do if you’re an Agatha Christie fan

Fans of crime and mystery novels will love visiting Devon and spending their time following in the footsteps of the queen of crime, Agatha Christie. You’ll want to head to the English Riviera, specifically Torquay and the surrounding area, whether you’re in town for a week or a few days, you’ll find…

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Devon’s greatest exports

It’s not just sea food and cream tea that Devon is famous for… If you’re holidaying in the UK this year and find yourself looking at a map of the country and thinking where to? Why not visit the county that has given us some of the greatest musicians, Olympians and more over the years and come to…

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