Devon and Torquay

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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Take an animal-themed weekend in Devon

Take an animal-themed weekend in Devon

Find you inner horse whisperer.

Location: Bideford, Devon

Family
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Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Lions and tigers and meerkats; oh my!

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

National Parks
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Explore Exmoor on foot at this fantastic walking festival

Explore Exmoor on foot at this fantastic walking festival

Pull on your hiking boots and join in the march at the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival.

Location: Exmoor, Devon

Countryside
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Experience the English Riviera in Devon

Experience the English Riviera in Devon

The English Riviera region in Devon is a place where you can have the holiday of a lifetime.

Location: English Riviera, Devon

Coastal towns
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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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Get active in Exeter during the Rugby World Cup

Get active in Exeter during the Rugby World Cup

Make the most of your Rugby World Cup trip to Exeter and stay on for this South West city’s stylish shopping, historic buildings and surrounding countryside.

Location: Exeter

Sport
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Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Let’s face it, British animals can be fairly tame (bless ‘em). At least, compared to tigers, Chilean flamingos, Asiatic lions and tropical reptiles they are – all of which you’ll find at Paignton Zoo in Devon.

Location: Paignton, Devon

Coastal towns
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Explore Exeter and beyond in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Explore Exeter and beyond in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Go wild swimming at Thurlestone Rock

Go wild swimming at Thurlestone Rock

Pull on your wetsuit and goggles and aim for Thurlestone Rock off the south Devon coast for a really wild swimming adventure.

Location: Thurlestone, Devon

Coast
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Hone your detective skills at the Agatha Christie Festival

Hone your detective skills at the Agatha Christie Festival

Be inspired by the Queen of Crime’s world on the English Riviera at the annual Agatha Christie Festival.

Location: Torquay, Devon

Low cost
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Enjoy a luxury doggy getway for you and your four-legged friend

Enjoy a luxury doggy getway for you and your four-legged friend

The Cary Arms want their guests and their four legged friends to experience the very best during their stay.

Location: Babbacombe, Devon

Dog friendly
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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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Catch some rays and waves at Woolacombe Beach

Catch some rays and waves at Woolacombe Beach

North Devon has some of the county’s most popular family beaches including award-winning Woolacombe.

Location: Woolacombe, Devon

Watersports
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Follow themed cycle trails through Haldon Forest Park

Follow themed cycle trails through Haldon Forest Park

Get active under 3,500 acres of forest canopy, with purpose-built cycling trails for all abilities at Haldon Forest Park

Location: Exeter, Devon

Countryside
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Meet the residents of The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

Meet the residents of The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

Make friends with the equine residents of Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary and see the great work that the charity does for yourself.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

Low cost
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See Plymouth’s waterfront and wildlife by bicycle

See Plymouth’s waterfront and wildlife by bicycle

Britain’s Ocean City boasts a wonderful waterfront area, and provides easy access to the coast and the countryside right from the heart of the city.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Coast
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Explore Lundy Island

Explore Lundy Island

Go for a pint at Marisco's - probably England's most isolated pub.

Location: Lundy, Devon

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Ted Hughes' Dartmoor

Ted Hughes' Dartmoor

Visit the sleepy village of North Tawton and follow the scenic Tarka Trail.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

National Parks
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Take the Pinkery Challenge at Exmoor’s Chains

Take the Pinkery Challenge at Exmoor’s Chains

There are few locations more stunning than Exmoor but if its wilderness you are after, then places don’t get much wilder than Exmoor’s Chains.

Location: Exmoor, Devon

Walking and hiking
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Kayak the River Dart

Kayak the River Dart

Family water fun in South Devon.

Location: Tuckenhay, Devon

Lakes and waterways

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