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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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. Admire a huge and eclectic selection of wonderful classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and caravans on the rolling lawns and speak to the collectors who…

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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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Suggestions for spending Father’s Day in Devon

Whether you’re celebrating your dad, your grandad, an uncle, an older brother, a stepdad or just any other man in your life, we’re here to help you make 16 th June special. Whatever you’re looking for, from days out for the whole family to Sunday lunch, here are some of our top suggestions. Ideas for…

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Sink your teeth into Shark Month at Royal William Yard

Shark Week is a renowned cultural phenomenon – but Plymouth is getting bigger and better this summer by welcoming Shark Month to Royal William Yard this July. The month-long celebration is a partnership with the Shark Trust, a leading international conservation charity, based in Britain’s Ocean…

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Mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in Sidmouth

On Thursday, June 6, the nation will come together to remember the tens of thousands of allied forces who gave service on D-Day eighty years ago and helped secure peace after the Second World War. Across the United Kingdom, Europe and the world, commemorations will be taking place to mark the 80 th…

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Newton Abbot Racecourse classic car show

The Classic Car Show takes place at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Saturday, 8th June, all lovingly preserved and proudly displayed by enthusiasts. This nostalgic gathering celebrates the golden era of motoring, featuring a stunning array of vehicles dating back before 1990! More than 60 vintage motors…

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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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