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Things to do in Devon

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Devon has to offer

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 iss 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.

Exeter, Devon is an ancient city laced with impressive architecture and a wealth of activities and attractions to enjoy.

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 leading attraction on the Devon coast.

Find out what’s on in Devon with our useful travel guide.

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  • Babbacombe Model Village

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


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

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  • Coleton Fishacre

    A splendid property that consists of a 1920s country house, restored in the Arts and Crafts style, with beautiful gardens overlooking the sea.

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