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THE DEVON HANDBOOK

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

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

A local's guide to Tiverton

The historical town of Tiverton in mid Devon is the perfect base to discover the fascinating heritage of the area - its beautiful castles, historic houses and horse-drawn barges will transport you back to another era.

Days out in Devon for adults

With endless posts listing things to do with children, we thought it was time someone put together a post for adults looking for new ways we can push boundaries and rediscover our adventurous side.

10 of the best photos taken in Devon

We recently ran a competition to find some of the best photos taken in and around the South West, and were inundated by gorgeous photos of Devon.Whether that was animals out in their natural habitat, stunning sunsets over the sea or beautiful shots of countryside stretching up to the horizon – more than TWO THOUSAND images were sent our way, making our job of choosing a winner rather hard…
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