Things to do - Devon

The beautiful county of Devon has long been a popular choice for a holiday. Clean sandy beaches, picturesque harbour towns and charming villages vie for attention with the historic city of Exeter which dates from Roman times. Both Exmoor National Park and Dartmoor are amazing places to visit with magnificent landscapes, open moors for walking and wildlife in abundance. The Devon coastline is known as a heritage coast and there are several designated paths for enthusiastic serious walkers as well as occasional ramblers.

It doesn't matter whether you want a quiet beach holiday or a more activities filled break, there are loads of things to do in Devon. Many of the attractions in this pretty county are dedicated to days out with the kids and Devon is the perfect location for a holiday or a long weekend break.

There is no better place to be than Devon when the sun is shining and you want to get out on the water. Surfside Kayak Hire, based at Combe Martin is a family friendly business that offers kayak and paddle boarding in one of the areas of outstanding natural beauty. A qualified guide will take you on a leisurely trip where you can discover secret coves, caves and gorgeous beaches.

The great outdoors in Devon is always open for exploration and one of the most exciting ways to see some of the area is to take a segway tour. Cann Woods Segway Devon is based at Plymouth and delivers off road tours in 230 hectares of scenic forestland. A perfect day out that gives you a new skill as well as loads of fun.

Of course, attractions are not always about exerting energy and if you prefer a quieter option why not visit Castle Hill Devon. A stunning Palladium home with acres of romantic walks through woodland and tranquil paths that meander through the delightful gardens. Located on the edge of Exmoor National Park, this beautiful house also has a variety of events running throughout the year.

Devon has some of the most magnificent and famous gardens that are open to the public. One of these is the Marwood Hill Garden situated at Barnstaple, a former river port. Covering some 20 acres, the garden has many varieties of plants and flowers and there is much to explore. The site has three lakes and at all times of the year you can enjoy the beauty of some old favourite plants as well as discovering some new ones. After a walk around these magnificent gardens, enjoy a relaxing meal in the Garden Tea Rooms where you will be served locally sourced produce whilst enjoying a fantastic view.

Devon is full of places to explore. Torquay, Brixham and Paignton are well known as the English Riviera and are ideal places for families. Plymouth is steeped in history and on the East coast you can search for fossils at the Unesco World Heritage Coastline.

From the stunning 365 square miles of Dartmoor to a trip to Lundy island to see the puffins and seals, Devon has so much to offer. There are countless places to enjoy local food and drinks and you can't leave without trying some of the locally caught fish and of course, a super cream tea.

Make Devon the choice for your next holiday and have a good time in one of the premier holiday destinations in the UK.