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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Climb up to the apex of Exeter’s Quay Climbing Centre

Climb up to the apex of Exeter’s Quay Climbing Centre

With over 200 climbing lines, walls ranging from 7 to 14 metres, training walls and an abseil tower there really are something for everyone.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Extreme Sports
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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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Find out what lies beneath Exeter's Underground Passages

Find out what lies beneath Exeter's Underground Passages

Explore a subterranean world beneath the city streets in Exeter's mysterious underground passages.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Going underground
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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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Unearth some hidden gems with Exeter Trails

Unearth some hidden gems with Exeter Trails

Choose from a range of themed trails around the city, including 'Activities & Hobbies', 'Bygones & Boutiques', 'Creativity' and 'Food Glorious Food'.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Tours and trails
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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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Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

The oldest working gin distillery in England.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Breweries and distilleries
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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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Seaside chic in south Devon

Seaside chic in south Devon

Treat yourself to some sophistication-on-sea with a boutique room at the Cary Arms in Babbacombe.

Location: Babbacombe Bay, Devon

Coast
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Follow themed trails through Haldon Forest Park

Follow themed trails through Haldon Forest Park

Walk, cycle, horse ride, segway or Go Ape at Haldon Forest Park near Exeter.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Walking and hiking
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Discover the National Trust Killerton Estate by bicycle

Discover the National Trust Killerton Estate by bicycle

Discover the enchanting and historical estate of National Trust Killerton by bicycle.

Location: Broadclyst, Devon

Countryside
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Treat yourself to a stay at boutique bolthole The Cary Arms

Treat yourself to a stay at boutique bolthole The Cary Arms

Enjoy chic seaside life at ‘the Inn on the beach’ and a warm welcome at boutique hotel The Cary Arms in Babbacombe.

Location: Babbacombe, Devon

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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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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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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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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Kayak the River Dart

Kayak the River Dart

Family water fun in South Devon.

Location: Tuckenhay, Devon

Lakes and waterways
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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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Enjoy a peaceful family cycle ride along The Grand Western canal

Enjoy a peaceful family cycle ride along The Grand Western canal

Enjoy a peaceful family cycle ride along the towpath, beside the tranquil stretch of waterway through the heart of Devon between Tiverton and the Somerset border.

Location: Tiverton, 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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