With its spattering of pretty, historical market towns and lush green surroundings, East Devon is a lovely and relaxing place to visit. Situated within easy reach of the breath-taking Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, the nearby beaches of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are perfect for a day of family fun.
The region also has two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – East Devon and the Blackdown Hills. These picturesque landscapes encompass everything from river valleys to imposing cliffs, and offer a variety of walking opportunities, perfect for those with a four legged friend.
If you fancy a spot of shopping, then why not head to Taunton or Tiverton, two busy towns within close proximity of each other. Just along the river Exe, you’ll also find the lively town of Exmouth, which has much to offer when you visit East Devon – you can relax on the golden stretch of sand, enjoy watersports on the estuary and try delicious produce from the sea, Exmouth has it covered.
Another town lying on an estuary is that of Salcombe. The extensive waterfront and harbour compliment the delightful town centre, providing plenty to see and do. It’s also one of the most sought after locations to live, with a number of celebrity residents, so come along and witness why this idyllic town is so attractive to others.
The historical market town of Axminster, famed for its textiles, offers Devonshire charm in abundance. Explore the beautiful Barton Manor House, a National Trust Property featuring England’s largest fireplace or enjoy a cream tea in one of the many friendly local eateries.
Further inland Ottery St Mary plays host the infamous flaming barrel races every Guy Fawkes’ eve. So if you’re interested in a balance of rural Devon life alongside city café culture, choose an East Devon holiday.