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THE DEVON HANDBOOK

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

Top walking holidays in Devon

Devon is one of the best spots to experience an exhilarating walking holiday in the UK. It’s no surprise it’s known as a walker’s paradise, as this captivating location displays some of the finest scenery in not only the South West but the UK as a whole. With so many walks to choose from, we have selected some fantastic routes in Devon to give you a sample of the walking experiences on offer.

Things to do in Devon

There are so many things to do in Devon 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, there are plenty of things to do in Devon.

Top five things to do in Plymouth

Head to the south coast to enjoy the sights of one of Devon's larger cities, Plymouth. From historic Hoes, to a City Centre where you can shop 'til you drop, there's plenty of interesting areas to visit which will keep the whole family entertained. To help you determine just what you should enjoy on your trip to the city, we've created a list of fantastic things to do in Plymouth.

Devon restaurants with a Michelin star

Widely regarded as the hallmark of fine dining, the Michelin star is a sought-after honour for chefs – and we’re incredibly proud of the culinary geniuses that have been awarded the honour in Devon. Our guide showcases the fantastic establishments which have been awarded Michelin stars in the respected restaurant guide, including one eatery which has an impressive two...

Nine of our favourite Devon gardens

Whether spring has sprung in Devon or you want to see the autumn blooms, there's nothing better to do than explore the vibrant colours of the beautiful gardens that are located in the region. All uniquely beautiful, they offer something a little different at all times of the year. Here are some of the best gardens in Devon that will help you plan colourful days out in the county.

Romantic things to do in Devon

The South West, with its rolling hills, cosy country pubs and stunning coastline is often associated with romance. In fact, the region is the most popular place to tie the knot in the UK, with 21% more marriages than the British average. Therefore, it's unsurprising that our beautiful county offers a fantastic selection of romantic activities to keep love's flame burning strong.

11 Devon dog walks for you to enjoy

Where can you enjoy a care-free afternoon of dog-walking? Where in Devon can you visit for the afternoon, knowing you have no worries about where you leave foot and pawprints? From picturesque paths in the North to Mid Devon's forests full of fir, via perfect parks in South Devon – there's a dog-walking location perfect for you - and here are 11 suggestions for you to enjoy.

Top 10 Christmas markets in Devon

There aren't many better places to get your gift-buying underway than at the fabulous Devon Christmas markets. Exeter and Plymouth both have major markets, but there are various other events for you to visit – including an increasingly impressive one in Braunton. Make an evening or day of it, because here you'll find a range of gift ideas alongside some of the area's top food and drink producers.

Top five New Year's Eve events in Devon

There are so many different ways to see in the New Year it can often be tough to decide where to go to celebrate the clock striking midnight. Whether you want to indulge in lavish luxury at a top hotel, take to the streets to join the fancily-dressed masses with your mates or dance the night away to a live band in an edgy venue, there are plenty of options on how to enjoy New Year's Eve in Devon.

Interactive map of Devon

Found nestling in the south west of England, Devon is an extremely rich and diverse county, and the landscape changes dramatically as you travel throughout the region. When you are in Devon, you will find that the jagged coastlines of the north and south of the county are beautifully juxtaposed by the rugged inland areas of Exmoor and Dartmoor and perfectly placed towns and villages.

10 affordable family fun ideas in Devon

Family holidays can sometimes be an expensive affair, with entrance to pricey attractions, daily meals out and souvenirs to take home all helping to empty your pockets. Fortunately, a family holiday in Devon needn't cost you the earth. If you're looking for cheap ways to keep the kids entertained during your stay in Devon, look no further than our great list of things to do that won't break the bank.
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