Being one of the top tourist destinations in the UK, Devon has an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year
The ideal spot for families, couples and solo travellers, Devon holidays can suit everyone. Top things to do in North Devon include the famous Woolacombe Beach, award-winning sands within the North Devon AONB.
The beautiful holiday home of Agatha Christie is just a short boat ride or drive from Dartmouth. It is the backdrop for three of Christie’s novels and is another draw to the area. Greenway House and Gardens are rich in history, dating back to the 1490s. It boasts links to Sir Walter Raleigh, the Spanish Armada and the Second World War. Out handy guide offers inspiration for many days out in Devon.
The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is one of the most popular places to visit in Devon. It’s the largest of its kind in the UK and is run by a conservation charity. The aquarium has a large selection of ocean species, and is another Devon point of interest.
Find out what’s on in Devon with our useful travel guide.
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Hampton AveTorquay TQ1 3LA
A miniature world with 4 acres of award-winning gardens, you can explore the collection of model scenes, and even enter inside many of the tiny houses laced with intricate details.
Babbacombe Downs Rd Torquay TQ1 3LU
Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LU
Hosting a range of family variety shows performed throughout the year, this is one of the most popular theatres in the South, providing entertainment across all genres.
Moor Ln Croyde EX33 1PA
Home to one of the best surfing beaches in North Devon, Baggy Point boasts an abundance of walks, as well as opportunities to climb and coasteer.
Kingsbridge TQ7 3DU
Found between Salcombe and the charming village of Hope Cove, the clifftop area Bolberry Down is a relatively easy section of the South West Coast Path that offers walkers fantastic views of the surrounding coastline.
Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EE
A working monastery that is home to a community of Benedictine Monks, Buckfast Abbey opens its doors to the public, allowing visitors to explore the impressive interior and beautiful gardens.
Station House Dart Bridge Rd Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ
Wildlife lovers will adore this unique experience at the Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary on the fringes of the National Park. Spend some time with the keeper, learn of the work of the sanctuary and even get the opportunity to feed the otters yourself.
Yelverton PL20 6EY
Part museum, part house, Buckland Abbey possesses over 700 years of history shown in its architecture and numerous treasures. Explore the Abbey, the ancient estate or beautiful gardens.
Croyde, Bull Point Woolacombe EX34 7EL
Situated approximately one mile north of the village of Mortehoe, you can walk the coastal path which leads you through to Bull Point and the lighthouse, passing Rockham Bay and its sandy beach.
Fore St Torquay TQ1 4PR
Family-friendly attraction house with fun activities and 3 floors of nostalgia.
A very picturesque and charming village steeped in winding cobbled streets and attractive buildings, leading down to the peaceful fishing harbour.