Head to the green heart of Devon, where the peaks of Dartmoor with its granite topped ‘tors’ punctuate the skyline and beautiful country lanes meander through quaint little villages. The lush green rolling hills and countryside of Mid and West Devon are beautiful locations for a holiday.
The wild and rugged heathland, pretty woodland, and lakes of Dartmoor National Park are perfect for long and relaxing country walks. Walkers will love staying in Princetown, the highest point of Dartmoor, as it offers numerous trails and breathtaking views in abundance.
Also nestled on the moors is the small and pretty village of Widecombe, which hosts an annual fair every September, where you enjoy an insight into rural life with farmyard animals on show and traditional activities to enjoy. The nearby market town of Tavistock provides a great base for exploring the whole of the county, and is located close to the city of Plymouth, with its picturesque Hoe and dash of culture on the Barbican.
For those that like to get active, the Grand Western Canal meanders through Mid Devon, offering cycle paths for peaceful rides alongside the water. You can also enjoy the canal by hiring a boat and the location is perfect for a spot of fishing or an afternoon picnic.
There is an abundance of attractions to enjoy in the area, ranging from National Trust properties and gardens to a variety of museums. Visit Coldharbour Mill in Uffculme and learn all about the textile industry and Victorian life, or get hands on with real diggers at Diggerland in Cullompton.
Devon’s capital, Exeter is full of beautiful architecture and offers all the attractions you’d expect from a vibrant, cosmopolitan city; with places to enjoy great Devon food and drink and popular high street shops, there’s plenty to entertain all the family.