A moorland National Park that goes on forever and miles of heritage coast topped and tailed by riviera coastline define the southwest county of Devon. You and your family will 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. With so many places in Devon to explore, we recommend you pack picnics for every day out. The hours will disappear exploring rock pools and smugglers’ caves. Another attraction is the 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?
Places to visit in Devon
Steps away from Torquay’s seafront is the B&B & Guest House of the Year winner, with quirky yet stylish decor and oodles of home-baked treats.
Offering exceptional farm holidays in the heart of Devon, the Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year Gold Award winner is ideal for families.
Mixing a traditional English inn with the style and comfort of a boutique hotel, the Small Hotel of the Year Silver Award winner guarantees a memorable stay.
The Exeter Christmas Market represents the best of what Britain, the South West and the rest of Europe has to offer – with a mix of great food, excellent crafts, unique gifts and decorations.