Devon has long been one of the country’s favourite holiday destinations with its mild climate and a variety of natural wonders, it’s not hard to see what keeps the holidaymakers coming back. Dotted with rural villages, and bordered on two sides by some of the country’s most stunning coastline, Devon has something to offer everyone. Charming towns, quaint old villages and busy fishing harbours are just the thing for sampling a traditional British seaside holiday. In addition to beautiful beaches and stunning scenery there are picturesque gardens to enjoy, National Parks to stomp across, rustic villages and towns to stroll around at your leisure, castles and stately homes to explore, extreme sports and exciting cities mix great shopping with a fascinating past.
Its unique character has encouraged artists and musicians to make South Devon their home, and you’ll find plenty of galleries, music festivals and alternative livestyle centres in this part of Devon.
Devon boasts five areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Geopark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two National Parks. Perhaps the most famous of the National Parks is Dartmoor. Its rugged beauty inspired Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, and has been used as the backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters including War Horse.