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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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Five-star Olympic break unveiled at Bovey Castle

A last minute Olympic-themed break in the heart of Dartmoor National Park has been unveiled by a luxury Devon hotel. Five-star hotel Bovey Castle, in Newton Abbot, is inviting guests to its resort to try up to five sports that will be on show at this summer’s Olympics (26 July to 11 August) and…

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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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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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Sidmouth’s Victoria Hotel Launches New Source Spa

The Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth’s 4 star seaside luxurious Victorian landmark, has officially launched a new Source Spa with first class facilities and luxury treatments. The spa boasts an indoor heated pool, a modern gym, a hydrotherapy spa bath, an ice bath, aromatherapy sauna, and steam room. The…

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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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Choose a farm holiday this spring

Devon in springtime is bursting with beautiful blooms, tiny lambs and new foals on Dartmoor and Exmoor – which is why it is the perfect time to book a farm stay and soak in the spring season. Farm stays are a great way to escape from everyday life, they have plenty of space, so are ideal for large…

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Where to stay to see the changing seasons

If you were to ask us when our favourite time to visit Devon is, we wouldn’t be able to give you an answer… Summer has those incredible days at the beach, the winter gives us a whole new dramatic atmosphere, the autumn has those amazing colours and spring, well, spring is full of baby lambs and…

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Between the covers – a brief guide to literary Exeter

Devon is awash with literary connections, from Agatha Christie who was born in Torquay and kept a holiday home in the English Rivera to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who used the wilds of Dartmoor as inspiration for the Hound of the Baskervilles – there are connections to our favourite books everywhere…

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