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Things to Do in Devon

Things to Do in Devon

Boasting two ruggedly beautiful coastline that consist of over 450 miles of sandy coves and rolling moors, Devon is an incredible place to enjoy a memorable staycation in the UK. Best known for its stunning coastal bays, Devon is a surfer's paradise and the ideal location for a spot of rockpooling, too! But aside from its dramatic sea views and awe-inspiring wild cliffs, this wonderful county has so much more to offer than the average UK beach holiday.

From a thriving foodie scene to the open moorlands of Dartmoor National Park, glorious golf courses and unrivalled walking trails, Devon has something for everyone - from adventurers to sports lovers, foodies and photographers.

Here, we take a look at the best things to do in Devon, as well as the top Devon attractions to visit, to show why a trip to the English Riviera would be one to remember.

Things to Do and See on a Break in Devon

With pastel-hued fishing ports, surfing beaches, tasting menus and rolling moors aplenty, there are so many places to visit in Devon for those who are consumed with wanderlust.

Located in Devon's South Coast, for example, is Salcombe - a renowned seaside resort nestled along the shores of the Salcombe Estuary. From watersports to boat rides, mackerel fishing, beach days and regattas, this gorgeous coastal town will not disappoint.

Or, if searching for things to do in North Devon, look no further than Lynton - a bustling Victorian town with cafes, tea rooms and of course, scones on every corner. Be sure to take a ride on the Cliff Railway, a water-powered wonder that has stood proud since 1890 and go for a ramble along the Poet's coastal walk.

And for those who love to soak up the history of their surroundings on a short break, Torquay is guaranteed to delight. Discover Torre Abbey, a museum of history and art housed in an Ancient Scheduled Monument, which also boasts a plush palm house in seven acres of verdant gardens. What's more, Torquay is also home to Fawlty Towers, countless refined restaurants and the stunning red shores of Oddicombe Beach.

Adventures in Devon

From its National Parks to its golden beaches and fossil cliffs, adventures are in bountiful supply along the Devonshire coast. Whether it's a ride along the English Riviera in a pedalo or a helicopter flight above the spectacular rolling countryside below, we've got an experience for every adventurer in Devon.

Eating in Devon

Devon has a thriving mix of places to eat and drink, from tearooms with scones where jam is served after cream in true Devonian fashion, to fine dining award-winning restaurants. A foodie's heaven, take a look at our favourite dining experiences in the South West below.

Driving in Devon

What could be better than following in the footsteps of racing legends like Lewis Hamilton and Stirling Moss against the backdrop of the Jurassic Coast? From single seaters to supercars, here are our top picks for the best driving gift experiences in Devon.

Sports Activities in Devon

Knock it out the park by booking one of our incredible sport experiences in Devon. From golf lessons to clay pigeon shooting, sailing days and much, much more, there's something for every sporting hero to try their hand at in the South West.

Looking for More Things to Do in Devon?

From places to stay, things to do and countless exciting activities, explore our full collection of unforgettable experiences in Devon and the South West.