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THE DEVON HANDBOOK

Our handbook is full of great ideas on things to see and places to go.

Top 10 Easter egg hunts in Devon

Spend Easter in Devon with our top 10 Easter egg hunts

A local's guide to Exmouth

Exmouth is a Victorian-era holiday resort with a long beach and promenade. As the name suggests, it sits at the mouth of the River Exe.  Ever since the late 18th century, the town has enjoyed its status as a popular seaside destination drawing in sunseekers from far and wide. 

Things to do in North Devon

There are so many things to do in Devon throughout the year, no matter the weather, that you’ll be spoilt for choice wherever you choose to base yourself during your holiday. From great outdoor activities to days out for the entire family, you certainly won't get bored.

A local’s guide to Brixham

Picture-postcard coves, exotic palm trees, a serene coastline and an iconic replica ship are just some of the things that give Brixham so much character. Situated in the southern corner of Torbay opposite Torquay, this attractive South Devon fishing town offers visitors a wealth of things to do, from riveting historical attractions to laid-back golf courses, a range of arts and culture and excellent local food. The town is a key part of the English Riviera and home to a UNESCO Global Geopark (one of only seven in the UK).

A local’s guide to Crediton

Surrounded by beautiful rural landscape, well-connected due its location on the train route and close to Devon’s capital of Exeter, Crediton is a great holiday escape. Relax and unwind in the town or head into Exeter for exciting days exploring the city.

A local’s guide to Tavistock

Tavistock is a Mid-Devon town close to border of Cornwall that also acts as the gateway town to Dartmoor. Read more...

A local’s guide to Torquay

Palm trees, white sand and a glittering sea, Torquay's scenery matches any tropical paradise yet the promenade and entertainment provides the fun that can only be found on a good old-fashioned British holiday.

A local’s guide to Sidmouth

Known as the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, Sidmouth proudly sits in the middle of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has all the classic appeal of a traditional English seaside resort, blended with elegant Regency architecture and a genteel atmosphere. This lovely coastal town is one of Britain’s most beautiful holiday spots, ideal for visitors of all ages. With its period buildings, beautiful beaches, enchanting gardens, stylish eateries and great shopping, Sidmouth is the perfect setting for a holiday in Devon.

A local’s guide to Noss Mayo

A picturesque village tucked away in a secluded area of South Devon, Noss Mayo is hidden on the southern bank of the Yealm Estuary and is a great holiday destination if you love boating and coastal walks.

A local's guide to South Molton

The historical market town of South Molton, set on the edge of Exmoor National Park, is the perfect walking and cycling holiday destination, with its brooding moors, beautiful countryside and the nearby North Devon Coast. Our local's guide explains all about this lovely location.

Devon’s best cycling trails – an insider’s guide

Cycling alone, cycling with friends, cycling with your family; it’s a pure pleasure where you can accomplish speeds met through your own strength and efforts. With the help of a bike you can cover vast distances in an environmentally clean, safe and healthy fashion. Bikes can also get you to parts of the countryside that a car cannot get to, and Devon is a place that has some great off-road trails.

A local’s guide to the South Hams

The South Hams is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Devon. It encompasses the southern tip of Dartmoor National Park, a 50-mile stretch of unspoilt coastline between Torbay and Plymouth and the rolling hills sandwiched in between. A holiday in the South Hams can be spent venturing along the windswept South West Coast Path, the moorlands inland, or winding along peaceful country lanes to discover quaint villages, nature reserves, tranquil estuaries and historic towns such as Totnes, Salcombe and Dartmouth.
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