We know how it is, you scour the map and settle on an area of North Devon that best suits you, you find the right place to stay and then you decide to take a look at all the things you can do to occupy your time and find yourself getting overwhelmed. North Devon is a beautiful place and there is so much to see and do you can be forgiven for not knowing where to start. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help – we’ve put together a list of things you can do and even included the best time of day to do them.

Something for everyone 

If you’re a history buff, be sure to check out our Second World War Itinerary where you can follow in the footsteps of two American Divisions who trained for D Day on our beaches. Walk in their footsteps whilst taking in the Burrows and beaches. Did you know that there is Pottery that pre-dates the Mayflower in North America?

You might also be interested in our itinerary for Lynton and Lynmouth's Victorian Heritage.There are nature trails, history and even foodie trails or follow our suggestions of things to do when in Bideford.

If history isn't your thing but beautiful walking trails are, we've got you covered there too, here's our suggestion for a beautiful day exploring the rocks and rivers of Lynton and Lynmouth.  

Family Friendly activities

From watersports to popular tourist attractions, there are a whole host of ways to keep the whole family occupied while in North Devon, with something to suit every age! 
Why not take the kids rockpooling and see what creatures you can find? Or why not head to one of the larger towns like Ilfracombe and explore some of the attractions? Or you could avoid the screens and introduce the kids to the great oudoors by spending the day on Exmoor! 

You'll find plenty of options here, but you don't have to follow us exactly, there are loads of ways you can make your trip to North Devon as unique as you are! 

If you have your own ideas for days out in North Devon, let us know on Facebook and Twitter!

Explore our Itineraries

Explore Valley of Rocks this summer

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Looking for a new spot to explore this summer? Why not head to Valley of Rocks on the outskirts of Lynton? The beautiful, rugged valley is not only home to a herd of wild mountain goats but has also been named by Countryfile as a top place for a spring walk! BBC’s Countryfile released a list of…

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Find the perfect wedding venue in North Devon

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Now the summer is here and people are starting to host their dream weddings, you might be feeling more pressure to start planning your own. Don’t worry, we’re here to help with some of the most spectacular wedding venues you can think ok. North Devon is a beautiful part of the world, and though…

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North Devon residents to get free bus travel

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Free Sunday bus travel is being offered in North Devon this June to promote public transport and encourage leisure travel. Residents and visitors across North Devon will be able to benefit from the offer, which starts this Sunday (2 June) on all services in and out of Barnstaple. It will also be…

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Join RHS Garden Rosemoor for the Festival of Roses

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There’s no better place to admire the breadth of colour, shape and habit of these national favourites in early summer. Boasting one of the UK’s largest collections of roses, Rosemoor is home to more than 200 different varieties and over 2,000 specimens, ranging from traditional cottage garden…

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What’s on this Father’s Day in North Devon

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If you’re planning a trip to North Devon over Father’s Day weekend, there’s plenty to see and do. Whether or not you’re marking the day, here are some of the things you can do with or without your dad! It’s Sunday which means you’ll find plenty of places offering incredible mouth-watering menus to…

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