Whether its stunning coastline, sandy beaches, quaint villages, farmhouses or moorland Devon has it all. Here are some things to do and places to visit in Devon.
Places to Visit in Devon | Devon Attractions to Enjoy
The only place in the county (in my opinion) to rival Devon’s beauty is Cornwall. If you are a beach person, then North Devon has some of the most stunning coastlines. If you prefer quaint villages, farmhouses, and moorland, then I would recommend traveling to South Devon. But no matter where you go it won’t take you long to feel the urge to stop the car and get out just to soak it all up. It is also where the South West Coastal path starts if you want to do some hiking.
The food in Devon is a real treat
Like Cornwall, Devon also has pasty’s (thanks to Ivor Dewdney), Cream Teas (although you need to make sure you put the cream on first). But I think the pièce de résistance has to be Hockings Ice Cream. You can only buy it from its vans in the North of Devon and if you like Ice Cream it is so worth the drive.
You can ride on a steam train along the 7-mile railway line along the valley of the river Dart on the South Devon Railway. The views are spectacular and it only costs £14 return, you can also get group tickets for more than one person.
Walk The Jurassic Coast
There are 95 miles of stunning historic coastline running from East Devon to Dorset. With 185 million years of history, it really does have to be seen to be believed. This is a geologist’s dream with its rocks and fossils. But for those of you who just like a scenic walk and to put your camera to work, you will not be disappointed!
Explore the vast Dartmoor Moors
There are so many wonderful places to explore from Cadover Bridge to Princetown equally famous for its prison and its brewery (Jail Ale and Dartmoor IPA). There are so many amazing walks, cozy pubs and then the Dartmoor Ponies! Make sure you pack your hiking boots and do your research, the moors can be unkind to those who aren’t well prepared.
Visit Dartmoor Zoo
For those film lovers out there Dartmoor Zoo was the inspiration behind the 2012 film starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, We Bought A Zoo. I don’t normally advocate visiting zoos, however, this is a very small zoo and having known several zookeepers who work there I’m pretty confident this zoo is one of the good ones.
Explore War Horse Valley
Sticking with the film theme Devon has been the setting for many famous films, including War Horse. If you are an animal lover you can visit War Horse Valley and meet the horse who played Joey in the film as well as visiting the exhibitions, miniature ponies, and farm animals. It’s a great afternoon out and the best bit is it’s only £4 entry. And you can enjoy your Devonshire Cream Tea from their café overlooking the valley.
There is so much more I could include on this list so I hope this has to whet your appetite enough to Visit Devon and do some more research to help you plan your visit.
If I have inspired you to visit Devon please let me know in the comments below, I’m always happy to answer any questions and love hearing from people. I will always write back.
Hotels in North Devon
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Book your trip now
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- Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with.
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- Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
- Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
- Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there.
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- RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals.
- Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
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- SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here.
- Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration.
- Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.