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Devon Tourist Guide

Devon is the fourth largest English county and the eleventh most populous with 1,141,600 people calling it home. Situated in south western England it shares borders with Cornwall, Somerset and Devon.

It is part of England’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic coast for its geology and geographical features. Much of the county is rural but has the cities of Exeter and Plymouth along with a host of seaside towns, this mix of stunning countryside, beautiful coastline and areas of historical interest have helped keep the county as one of the countries favourite holiday destinations.

What To Do In Devon

Devon has so much to offer for a good day out, below we will try to give a selection of some of the most popular.

Milky Way Adventure Park

A fun filled day awaits you at Devon’s largest all weather family day out. With over 85,000 sq ft of indoor fun and acres of outdoor activities Milky Way Adventure Park has something for everyone. You can ride the Cosmic typhoon; Devon’s largest and fastest roller coaster, enjoy the many assault courses and slides indoors, watch the fantastic live bird shows, challenge the family to golf or archer and much more.

Bygones

Visit a life size Victorian street with shops and experience how life was back then with period display rooms.

Also at Bygones is a 28 foot model railway, world war 1 trench and militaria display, a 40s/50s shopping arcade and more for the family to enjoy. Bygones is situated on Fore street, Torquay and is open everyday apart from Christmas Day.

Dartmouth Castle

Built in 1388 as a small fortalice (coastal fort) it sits on the opposite bank of the mouth of the Dart Estuary to Kingswear Castle, with which it was designed to work alongside.

It is a beautiful fascinating castle perfect for a day out, there is plenty to discover and you can experience the sight and sounds of a recreated Victorian gun battery.

Kents Cavern

Located in Torquay, Kents Cavern is a system of caves known for its archaeological and geological features.

The site was created around two million years ago by water action and has been occupied by one of at least eight separate, discontinuous native populations to have inhabited the British Isles.

In 1903 Kents Cavern was sold to Francis Powe and his son Leslie turned it into a tourist attraction by laying concrete paths and installing electric lighting as well as other facilities which have been improved upon over the years. It attracts 80,000 tourists a year and is an important tourist attraction which has won awards.

Open all year round the cave system is an extensive labyrinth of caverns sure to keep you busy, it is the official underground visitor centre for UNESCO’s English Riviera Global Geopark.

Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands is an award winning family beach set near Dartmouth, surrounded by pines and evergreens and with its turquoise blue sea the whole beach area has a Mediterranean feel.

You can enjoy swimming in clean, clear water which has been tested by the Environment Agency or take your pick of Surfski, kayak, boogie boards, wet suit and snorkel hire.

It’s a beautiful place to spend a day in the sun.

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