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Are you planning a holiday in Devon, away from the over-crowded tourist attractions? Look no further than our Experience More travel tips for Devon holidays.

Our travel tipster, Bob Atkinson, has been out and about once again, this time seeking out some unique activities to experience in magnificent Devon.

Find below 4 superb experiences that will make your visit to Devon one to remember…



Holiday cottages in Devon are among our most popular, which comes as no surprise at all. This spectacular region boasts two coastlines, two National Parks and a world of unrivalled opportunity in between.

Dotted between far-reaching landscapes and picturesque seascapes, also discover an assortment of towns and villages exuding charm and history. A little bit of everything can be reached with ease from our many Devon cottages, appealing to holidaymakers of all tastes and interests.

Get your fix of the great outdoors across Dartmoor or Exmoor, displaying spectacular scenery as far as the eye can see. Get your adrenaline pumping with the variety of outdoor activities on offer, including exhilarating water sports and many more.

Experience… Buckfast Otter Experience

Wildlife lovers will adore this one-off experience in the south of Devon, meeting both otters and butterflies. Buckfast pride themselves on conserving, protecting and releasing these cheeky characters back into the wild.

Spend the morning with one of the knowledgeable keepers, learning of the work they do in the animals’ natural habitats. Even get the chance to feed the otters, making this a Devon day out for all the family.

Experience… Riding the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway + Devonshire cream tea at the Clifftop Café

You don’t need to work up a sweat to experience the natural scenery of Devon. Give your legs a rest while riding this Grade II listed, 130-year-old attraction – an experience you will never forget. This is the world’s highest and steepest water-powered railway, and is the only one of its kind in the UK.

At the summit of this fabulous attraction, compliment the scenery with a traditional Devonshire cream tea. The Clifftop Café is an award-winning establishment surrounded by astonishing views – an opportunity you simply cannot pass up.

Experience… Guided moorland walks with Dartmoor’s Daughter

Dartmoor scenery

Emma Cunis, better known as Dartmoor’s Daughter, offers something different for those looking to experience the jaw-dropping landscapes of Dartmoor. Embark on a nature connection experience, created to improve physical health, emotional well-being and mental acuity.

These guided walks include visits to fascinating old sites such stone circles, while also appreciating the sheer beauty of the area.

Book a cottage in Devon to turn your visit into a dream holiday. Refer to our Devon Travel Guide for further inspiration on what to do during your holiday in Devon. 

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