Devon is bordered by Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset and benefits from mild summers, making it a favourite haunt for beach lovers. The tumultuous landscape of Dartmoor is a great place to visit in Devon, with its abundant wildlife, famous granite cliffs that have been shaped over hundreds of years, and ancient woodlands that are swathed in myths and legends.
Steeped in fascinating history and culture, the buzzing cities of Plymouth and Exeter are well worth exploring. Walk along cobbled streets, browse trendy boutiques or enjoy a spot of people watching from one of the chic pavement cafés.
An ideal place for nature lovers, the Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to 95 miles of coastline. Or you may prefer to venture below the earth in Exeter’s Underground Passages, which date back to the 14th century.
But a journey to Devon is never complete without witnessing the sheer beauty of the English Riviera, a striking bay which is skirted by Torquay, Brixham and Paignton. Learn about the area’s rich maritime history and absorb the tremendous views.
South Devon is a fashionable region most renowned for its sweeping golden sands and rolling hills that contrast against the ruggedness of the moors. Many an artist has been inspired by Devon’s dramatic landscape, which is why it regularly plays host to music and art festivals.
If you visit Devon hotels to the north or Exmoor, you will find thrillseekers occupying the landscape, whether that be surfing the waves, hiking in the hills or mountain biking.
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