Devon

A moorland National Park that goes on forever and miles of heritage coast topped and tailed by riviera coastlines define the southwest county of Devon. You'll never tire of rolling hills dotted with thatched cottages, and dramatic coastlines with cliff-edged bays and elegant Georgian towns like Torquay straight from an Agatha Christie crime caper. Pack picnics as the hours will disappear exploring rock pools and smugglers’ caves. Look out for dolphins somersaulting off sweeping beaches. Then there are the famous Devonshire teas – oven-warm scones, sticky strawberry jam and dollops of clotted cream. Need we say more?

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Ride with the driver on the Dartmouth Steam Railway

Ride with the driver on the Dartmouth Steam Railway

Enjoy a scenic steam train ride from Paignton to Dartmouth, with a twist.

Location: Paignton, Devon

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Watch history come to life at Morwellham Quay in Devon

Watch history come to life at Morwellham Quay in Devon

Take a living history lesson from the team at Morwellham Quay, a beautifully preserved Victorian village in the Devon countryside.

Location: Morwellham Quay, Devon

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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A saddle and paddle adventure

A saddle and paddle adventure

With historic canals and West Country scenery at its finest, it’s essential that you see as much of Exeter as possible.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Unique Experiences
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The Old Rectory Hotel

The Old Rectory Hotel

The Old Rectory Hotel is a stylish boutique country house with great food and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Location: Martinhoe, Devon

Coast
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Grab your partner and ceilidh on down to Sidmouth Folk Week

Grab your partner and ceilidh on down to Sidmouth Folk Week

The Regency town of Sidmouth on Devon’s Jurassic Coast celebrates a week of folk music, dance and song every August.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

Festivals and carnivals
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Ugbrooke Park

Ugbrooke Park

Why not swap the usual hotel for this rather lovely stately home, and live like lords and ladies of the manor for the weekend?

Location: Newton Abbot, Devon

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Explore the murderous locations behind Agatha Christie's books

Explore the murderous locations behind Agatha Christie's books

Explore the places in the English Riviera and South Devon that inspired Agatha Christie’s well-known books, following the trail to her favourite spots.

Location: Torquay, Devon

Coast
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Join Exeter for a weekend of star-studded rugby action

Join Exeter for a weekend of star-studded rugby action

Exeter will be host to the third and final round of Rugby Europe’s 2015 Grand Prix 7s Series at its premier rugby venue this summer.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Sport
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Discover the River Exe Estuary by saddle and paddle

Discover the River Exe Estuary by saddle and paddle

Cruise the Exe Estuary Trail with waterside pubs along the route providing picturesque pit-stops from sporting activity.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Cycling
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Be inspired at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Be inspired at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Visit the largest contemporary crafts venue in the South West, located in Bovey Tracey at the Grade II listed Riverside Mill.

Location: Bovey Tracey, Devon

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Witness War Horse’s bleak and beautiful backdrop

Witness War Horse’s bleak and beautiful backdrop

For many filmgoers one of the strengths of the hugely successful ‘War Horse’ was the bleak but beautiful backdrop of Dartmoor in Devon.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

National Parks
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Feel the ocean spray on a romantic break in Plymouth

Feel the ocean spray on a romantic break in Plymouth

Plymouth is Britain’s Ocean City and the ultimate place for a romantic getaway, with boutique hotels, fine dining, boat trips and more.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Coast
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Vintage campers bursting with character

Vintage campers bursting with character

Get behind the wheel of a VW camper van and things change. Sat nav isn’t cool anymore, only wimps use power steering and cruise control is reserved solely for poseurs.

Location: Devon

Coast
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Discover Salcombe

Discover Salcombe

Butterscotch-coloured beaches and electric blue water.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

Beaches
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Get a bird's-eye view from the roof of Exeter Cathedral

Get a bird's-eye view from the roof of Exeter Cathedral

Climb the narrow staircase up to the lofty heights of Exeter Cathedral's rooftop.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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A family picnic walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs

A family picnic walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs

Follow part of the South West Coast Path National Trail to discover the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in east Devon – and meet over 400 donkeys.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

World heritage sites
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Enjoy wine tasting in the heart of Devon

Enjoy wine tasting in the heart of Devon

Discover award-winning wine produced in the beautiful Devon countryside and enjoy a tasting in the picturesque estuary town of Topsham, near Exeter.

Location: Topsham, Devon

Harbours and fishing villages
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Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park

This Tudor-style house was built in 1928 for shipping magnate Charles McIlwraith.

Location: Chagford, Devon

Picturesque places
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Explore Devon’s countryside on a mushroom foray

Explore Devon’s countryside on a mushroom foray

Join Riverside Cottage mushroom expert John Wright as you forage in Devon’s woodland fields to identify, gather responsibly and cook some wild fungi.

Location: Axminster, Devon

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Spend the day touring Exeter’s buzzing waterside on foot or bike

Spend the day touring Exeter’s buzzing waterside on foot or bike

Exeter's quayside is a hub of activity, with independent shopping, historic buildings, restaurants and excellent riverside walking and cycle routes.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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