There’s an abundance of things for tourists to do or see in Devon.
On offer are rugged cliffs, white pebble beaches, stretches of golden sands, quaint fishing ports, hidden wooded estuaries and the Jurassic Coast – England’s first natural World Heritage Site. The choice along Devon’s dual coastlines is varied and fun, offering something for enthusiasts and beginners of all ages. You can enjoy everything from sailing, surfing and canoeing – to boat trips, fishing and diving.
Inland, you can marvel at the spectacular sights of green rolling hills, and wooded river valleys as well as lively market towns and traditional villages. Or you can try some fishing, riding or simply walking the miles of way-marked footpaths and bridleways to discover welcoming country pubs, specialist shops and lively farmers’ markets. The ancient woodlands of Dartmoor and several wildlife and nature reserves are also on your doorstep in beautiful Devon.
But that’s not all this exciting county has to offer. Devon is also rich in history and heritage. You can step back in time and explore historic cities or discover seafaring characters like Drake and Raleigh, the settings for novels by Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle – plus many myths and legends of old sea dogs, smugglers and shipwrecks. The county also abounds with ancient cathedrals and churches as well as historic houses and industrial sites that all have their own tale to tell.
With such a rich heritage it’s not surprising that there are an abundance of heritage centres, events, exhibitions and attractions bringing to life Devon’s long and diverse history, such as at Morewellham Quay near Tavistock or Coldharbour Mill near Cullompton.
Devon Tourist Attractions: (Click for details)