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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 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 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 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 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.

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.

The insider’s guide to Devon

Our insider’s guide to Devon is packed with top tips that only the locals will know because, well, we’re local! Our team have lived in, worked in and loved Devon for years, meaning we’re experts when it comes to all you need to know about our beloved county. So sit back and let us intrigue you with enthralling information, leading you to write a whole new Bucket List dedicated to the county of Devon.

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.

The countdown to Christmas in Devon

As children all over the country open their advent calendars, we’ve decided to create our very own Stay In Devon calendar of Christmas events, which hands out something even better than chocolate. We’ve picked out 25 family-friendly festive events in Devon, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas – because there's no greater gift than spending quality time together at this special time of year.

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.
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