Discover North Devon

Whatever your interests, whatever your age, we'll have things to do that will make a visit to North Devon an unforgettable experience at any time of the year.

We’ve got lots of ideas on what to do during your stay, whatever the weather. If you’re here during the summer months when its sunny and warm, why not take a look at the various nature trails you can explore? Or if the weather is being a little unkind, we have some ideas for rainy days too.

Find your perfect holiday

Whether you’re travelling as a couple or a family you’ll discover everything you need for a perfect get away here in North Devon. Couples will love our suggestions for romantic breaks and families have a wealth of things to keep kids of every age occupied from the golden sandy beaches to the beautiful countryside and the various adventures that can be had on Exmoor. Plus, North Devon is full of great activities and family friendly attractions with everything from adventure theme parks to stately homes ready for you to visit.

You might be surprised to find out just how dog friendly North Devon really is, if you’re planning to bring your pooch with you, you’ll never be short of places to stay and things to do.

Book the ideal foodie break

The whole of Devon is an excellent place for finding local produce and the food and drink available here is well known for being outstanding, particularly when it comes to seafood.

Take a look at our events to get all the dates of the next major food festivals, and enjoy everything from lobster from Clovelly and Lundy or go to Fore Street in Ilfracombe, which is quickly becoming a haven for foodies in the region.

The region is also home to a number of Michelin starred chefs offering the very best in seasonal, fresh dishes.

Enjoy the region’s history

North Devon is full of amazing history and culture, from the Exmoor area which inspired poets and writers alike to the various museums and galleries which tell the stories of the region, you can find evidence of North Devon’s history all over the place. From the myths and legends of the moor to the preparations for D-Day, history fans will find plenty to discover here in North Devon.

The adventure coast has something for everyone

It doesn’t matter if you're looking for inspiration for days out, short breaks or long weekends; whether you’re a thrillseeker or looking for a peaceful retreat; maybe you’re planning a wedding, special party or a conference - North Devon has something for you!

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the coastline and the countryside, get out onto the water with the perfect conditions for surfing and paddle barding or get lost following the Tarka Trail or the South West Coast Path. North Devon provides the perfect backdrop to wedding photos, has an inspirational atmosphere for business meetings and plenty to entertain the whole family – whatever your age or your idea of adventure!

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Fun facts about Exmoor’s literary history

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Whether your TikTok FYP is full of romantasy titles or you’ve long been a fan of books and the great romantic poets and writers that found inspiration on Exmoor, there’s lots of literary history to discover in North Devon and Exmoor. The region has long been a favourite of the great writers, with…

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How to spend half term in North Devon

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Planning a trip to North Devon or Exmoor this May half term? Well, we aren’t called England’s Adventure Coast for nothing! You’ll find a host of activities and attractions suitable for the whole family here in North Devon. Not only that but there is the National Park where you’ll be able to indulge…

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May Half Term Family Gardening Festival at RHS Garden Rosemoor

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Visit RHS Rosemoor near Great Torrington for their Family Gardening Festival this May Half Term, where green fingers of all sizes are invited to plant and play. There’s a whole week of interactive planting activities, creative crafts, inspirational storytelling, puppet shows and fun garden trails to…

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Exmoor Zoo welcome the world's smallest fox

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Exmoor Zoo is celebrating after the arrival of a pair of fennec foxes, the world’s smallest species of fox. The pair are now on exhibit in a purpose built enclosure at the top of the zoo near the café. Fennec foxes are incredibly cute and tiny, with large eyes and ears. The size of their ears…

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Great cottages and self catering properties in North Devon

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Planning a trip to North Devon and Exmoor this year? Whether you’re coming to the region for the May half term, a weekend get away, a family trip or a romantic break, there are a host of wonderful self catering properties just waiting for you. From cute cottages to treehouses and just about…

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