Spotlight on Devon

Spotlight on Devon


The stunning landscape of Devon

Amazing coastline and award-winning beaches in Devon –  the English Riviera draws thousands of visitors to Devon every year with the promise of sunshine and beautiful scenery, and with 185 million years of geological history behind it, the incredible Jurassic Coast has the power to knock your socks (and sandals) off!

Devon

Devon, also known as Devonshire, is a county reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bordered by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the northeast, and Dorset to the east. The area of Devon's is approximately 2,590 square miles) and it has a population of roughly 1 million people.

With its fantastic coastline, quaint towns and villages, and amazing scenic views. its an incredibly popular place for holiday visitors, both from the UK and abroad. 



DevonThose who love the beach will be spoiled for choice in Devon - well known as one of the most beach-friendly counties in England with epic seascapes to explore, rock pools to delve into, and of course, relaxing and peaceful locations to sunbathe. 


Choose from lauded beaches (many are blue flag beaches) like the famous Goodrington Sands, Mouthmill Beach, stunning Plymouth Hoe (East Beach), Batten Bay, the brilliantly monickered Beer Beach, Watcombe Beach and Holcombe Beach (Teignmouth) to name but a few.


Essential items to bring include your bucket and spade as many of the beaches offer long stretches of golden sand - sun cream is a must as (in general) the sun shines consistently strongly in Devon over the summer months. 




Explore the Beautiful Devon Countryside

About Devon

Riviera Bay

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Stunning Devon views - just one of the reasons why our guests return year after year.

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Golden Sands

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A Devon holiday with top class entertainment and a superb indoor outdoor pool.

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Dawlish Sands

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Sun sea and sand on the Devon coast.

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Waterside

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Enjoy some of the finest views and scenery in the region.

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Landscove

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Secret Coves and Picturesque Settings with Beautiful Devon Views

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Spotlight on Devon  

There are so many great places to visit in the county of Devon that you'll never run out of options for fun and adventure. 

Majestic castles, stately homes and manors, art galleries to stimulate the mind and soul, museums for your history fix, farms and zoos for animal lovers, outstanding restaurants (diners with a penchant for celebrity chefs can choose from Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall, James & Chris Tanner, Gary Rhodes, Mitch Tonks and Anton Piotrowski), traditional pubs to relax in - and even vineyards and breweries for those who like a proper tipple. And, of course, no visit to Devon would be complete without visiting a Tea Shop for a cream tea and a plate of jammy scones.


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Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo in Devon


The youngest castle in England, (basically in Castle terms it's still got acne!) Castle Drogo. Enjoy its immaturity while you can - construction finished in 1930 meaning it's still pushing 96 years old!



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Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey

If you're looking for serenity, Buckfast Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self-sufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world to share in the peace and tranquility of the setting and lifestyle. A must for those looking for an escape to the hectic pace of life.



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Powderham Castle & Exeter Cathedral

Powderham Castle and Exeter Cathedral


Situated just a short distance from the cathedral city of Exeter, Powderham Castle lies in a beautiful deer park on the banks of the River Exe, Engaged couples take note - you can also book your wedding venue here in what is sure to be a stunning occasion.



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The Blue Plaque heritage trail in the English Riviera

The Blue Plaque heritage trail in the English Riviera


Get your heritage on - the 49 blue plaques scattered across the English Riviera are a perfect guide to discovering its heritage. Authors, poets, song-writers, scientists, and even industrialists (sewing machine magnate Isaac Singer) feature along the trail.



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Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern


"We're going deeper undergound!" sang Jamiroquai on his 1998 hit of a similar name. Why not put his words into practice and step back into the stone age with a tour of these amazing prehistoric caves - with 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites on display. 



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Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm


Down on the farm! If you love traditional farmyard animals like lambs, pigs, horses and tortoises (wait, what!) you're going to love a trip to Pennywell. 



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Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village


Like pretending that you're a giant? Then the Babbacombe Model Village is going to be absolutely perfect for you.



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Ted Hughes Poetry Trail

Ted Hughes Poetry Trail


OK ramblers - let's get rambling! And follow a trail specially created at Stover Country Park to celebrate the poetry of Ted Hughes, and his long-standing links with the Devon county.



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Miniature Pony Centre

Miniature Pony Centre


They're ponies! But they're tiny! Trot along and feel your cuteness levels overload to horsey proportions with a visit to this fabulous farm.



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Damien Hirst’s Verity

Damien Hirst’s Verity


Love it or hate it (and it's sure to start a heated debate in the car) but Damien Hirst's work of art is definitely worth a look. 



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Devon Attraction Discounts

We have Discounts on Devon attractions!


Book a holiday with us and you will be sent an exclusive link to our attraction discounts - with over £79 of attraction savings available. 



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We have Devon Deals
on...

Pennywell Farm, The Big Sheep, Kents Cavern, Pirates Bay Golf, Becky Falls, Go Ape, Miniature Pony Centre, Diggerland, Woodlands Farm, World of Country Life

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