Devon (often called Devonshire) is a county in southwestern England. County town of Devon is Exeter.
Devon is a popular holiday destination for families as there are numerous family friendly seaside resorts and a great selection of tourist attractions to visit.
The East Devon Coast forms part of the ‘Jurassic Coast’ which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its rare geology and geographical features.
Torbay (conurbation of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham), Dawlish, Sidmouth and Exmouth are on the south coast of Devon. Lynmouth and Ilfracombe are seaside resorts on the north coast of Devon.
The Travellers Guide has a great choice of holiday accommodation and hotels in Devon.
Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Devon
Devon has numerous pretty rural market towns to explore – Okehampton, Tavistock, Totnes, Barnstaple, Bideford, Honiton, Newton Abbot and Tiverton.
Tourist attractions which are popular for day trips in Devon include Dartmoor National Park, Exmoor National Park, Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park, Buckfast Abbey and Lundy Island.
Family Days Out in Devon
Devon’s clean and safe beaches are idea for your family holidays. The adventure park offers entertainment for kids, as do Devon’s nature and wildlife parks, such as The Alpaca Park, the Fire Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve, the Wistlandpound Reservoir, Pennywell (Devon’s Farm and Wildlife Centre), Ludwell Valley Park, Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, The Donkey Sanctuary and Woodlands Family Theme Park.
Especially popular among the young visitors of Devon are The Milky Way Adventure Park and the Grand Western Canal Country Park.
Spa Breaks in Devon
Devon offers the ideal premises for spa breaks and wellness holidays. The Devon Cliffs Spa, the Cedar Falls Health Farm, the Kalmora Spa and the Eden Day Spa guarantee a relaxing atmosphere and pleasant body treatments.
Sport in Devon
Three professional football teams have their home in Devon, namely the Exeter City F.C., Torquay United F.C. and Plymouth Argyle F.C.
There are also two successful rugby teams in Devon, the Exeter Chiefs and Plymouth Albion.
The Plymouth Raiders play in the British Basketball League, and motorcycle speedway, horse racing, cricket and field hockey are further popular sports in Devon.
During your stay in Devon, you can try watersports, fishing, cycling, kayaking, horse riding or walking.
Shopping in Devon
Trago Mills Shopping Park, Drake Circus in Plymouth and the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre are popular shopping centres in Devon. There are also a few regular markets and a range of grocery stores.
Nightlife in Devon
Devon offers a great variety of nightlife. The following bars and clubs are some of the most popular in Devon: The Royal Standard, The Cellar Bar, The Royal Oak, The Treasury Lounge Bar, The Clarence (gay bar), Walkabout Inn (Irish bar), Cavern Club, The Mutley Crown and The Green Dragon.
Transport in Devon
If you are planning to fly to Devon then you should look at booking a flight to either Exeter International Airport (EXT) or Plymouth City Airport (PLH). Airlines serving Exeter International Airport are Air Malta, Flybe, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways, among others.
Buses, railways and coaches operate all over Devon.
Official Tourism Office for Devon