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, 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.
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
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.
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.
Powderham Castle & Exeter Cathedral
The Blue Plaque heritage trail in the English Riviera
Babbacombe Model Village
Ted Hughes Poetry Trail
Miniature Pony Centre
Damien Hirst’s Verity
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Pennywell Farm, The Big Sheep, Kents Cavern, Pirates Bay Golf, Becky Falls, Go Ape, Miniature Pony Centre, Diggerland, Woodlands Farm, World of Country Life