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Attractions in North Devon

North Devon is full of award-winning attractions, including the Big Sheep and the Milky Way which consistently top lists compiled by visitors. These all weather attractions are perfect for everyone whatever your age and have superb accessible facilities, so everyone can join in the fun. Plus, there is a whole host of free things to do for those of you who want to save your pennies and you can’t not visit the beaches while you’re in the region.

While the beautiful landscape acts as a natural playground and many of the region’s attractions take advantage, you don’t have to spend all your time out in the open.

Many of the beaches in North Devon are award winning and have Blue Flag status and with the dramatic cliffs, are perfect for those of you who want to go rock pooling, crabbing or fossil hunting.

Fun for the whole family

For a fun family day out whatever the weather, take your pick from a choice of theme parks with exhilarating rides, exciting soft play zones to explore or experiencing the power of a steam train!

If you’re after wildlife attractions, you’re in luck too – from award winning zoos and aquariums to farm attractions with onsite theme parks and natural trails there’s heaps to see and do! If you’re planning to visit during the school holidays, you’ll find that many of the top attractions put on extra, seasonal activities giving you even more things to do!

Heritage attractions galore

North Devon has a rich history and is full of country estates, many of which are managed by the National Trust, castle ruins, museums and other historic sites, so those of you who are history fans will love the diverse range of heritage attractions here.

The region has a rich history of piracy and smuggling which can be found at the various harbours – you can learn all about it at the many museums that are dotted around the towns and villages. Many of them offer free entry, so they’re perfect for the whole family to enjoy and as the region played an important role in the world wars, you’ll find lots to get involved with.

For a real taste of a bygone era, take a trip to the village of Clovelly, a tourist attraction in its own right, the village is pedestrianised and is full of quaint, thatched cottages and cobbled streets which is guaranteed to give you a taste of nostalgia.

Attraction Highlights


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