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Things to do in Devon

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Devon

From incredible beaches to vibrant towns, there’s an array of things to do in Devon throughout the year.

The ideal spot for families, couples and solo travellers, Devon holidays can suit everyone. Things to do in Devon include the famous Woolacombe Beach and award-winning sands throughout the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our helpful guide provides ideas for a variety of Devon day trips that the entire family can enjoy!

Devon Attractions

Devon boasts world-famous attractions that you have to visit. Discover incredible countryside around the Dartmoor National Park, visit the imposing Exeter Cathedral, or roam around the historic Dartmouth Castle.

Devon Activities

Choose from thrilling theme parks with thrilling coasters and slides, or get up and personal with the cutest animals at one of the county’s numerous fun-packed farm attractions. Devon has Paignton Zoo, wildlife parks, and The National Marine Aquarium, as well as activities and events throughout the year. For those on a budget, Devon provides plenty of free activities.

Things to do near Devon

Devon is home to incredible destinations, offering seaside resorts to rural landscapes and idyllic countryside. Dartmouth is a short journey away from Agatha Christie’s summer house, Paignton is ideal for watersports lovers, whilst Exeter boasts a rich history. Discover even more attractions throughout the coastal hotspots of Torquay, Salcombe, Westward Ho!.

Find more things to do in Devon with our useful travel guide…


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  • Babbacombe Model Village

    Hampton Ave
    Torquay
    TQ1 3LA

    01803 315315

    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.

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  • Babbacombe Theatre

    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.

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  • Baggy Point

    Moor Ln
    Croyde
    EX33 1PA

    01271 870555

    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.

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  • Bolberry Down

    Kingsbridge
    TQ7 3DU

    01752346585

    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.

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  • Buckfast Abbey

    Buckfastleigh
    TQ11 0EE

    01364 645500

    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.

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  • Otter Experience

    Buckfast Otter Experience

    Station House
    Dart Bridge Rd
    Buckfastleigh
    TQ11 0DZ

    01364 642916

    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.

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  • Buckland Abbey

    Yelverton
    PL20 6EY

    01822 853607

    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.

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  • Bull Point Lighthouse

    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.

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  • Bygones

    Bygones

    Fore St
    Torquay
    TQ1 4PR

    01803 326108

    Family-friendly attraction house with fun activities and 3 floors of nostalgia.

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  • Clovelly Village

    01237 431781

    A very picturesque and charming village steeped in winding cobbled streets and attractive buildings, leading down to the peaceful fishing harbour.

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