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Verdant meadows, sandy beaches and rugged moors make the county of Devon one of Britain’s most charming holiday destinations.

Devon

Sunny Devon is all about fresh crab sandwiches on the beach, surf-ready waves, wild camping and leisurely rambles along coastal trails. Explore the rugged beauty of the county’s 2 national parks – Dartmoor and Exmoor – on foot, horseback, or even by llama!

Devon
Verdant meadows, sandy beaches and rugged moors make the county of Devon one of Britain’s most charming holiday destinations.

Refuel on award-winning local produce, which you’ll find at farmers’ markets, independent cafes and restaurants. And don’t forget to try a famous Devon cream tea. Running from Exmouth, Devon to Swanage in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast’s 95 miles of stunning coastline and otherworldly rock formations has earned it a place on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

Devon at a glance

Top suggestions for first time visitors to Devon.

Devon
Running from Exmouth, Devon to Swanage in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast’s 95 miles of stunning coastline

Whilst Devon’s picturesque countryside is perfect for reflection and relaxation, its bigger towns and cities offer something a little more lively. Check out Exeter or Plymouth, which are great for shopping, museums and nightlife.

Devon’s coast enjoys more hours of sunshine than anywhere else on the British mainland, inspiring the nickname the ‘English Riviera’.

Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, is on the south coast of Devon. Enjoy activities on the water, amazing local sea food and see the Mayflower Steps commemorating the Pilgrims departure in 1620.

Exeter is about 2 hours from London by train.

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