Devon Tourism

Devon is a sizeable county located in England's south-west peninsula and has Cornwall to the west and Dorset and Somerset to the East. It has two distinct coastlines, the English Channel on the south and the Irish Sea and Bristol Channel on the north, with Exeter as its administrative capital.

Devon is a fascinating blend of charming seaside chalets, dreamy castles and magnificent cathedrals, solitary countryside strolls and dynamic hip cities.


Babbacombe Model Village has beautiful landscaped gardens

Living Coast is a family hotspot

Torre Abbey is a historic monument

Quaywest Water park has countless attractions

Paignton Zoo allows you to take a peak at rare species

Lydford Gorge features impressive waterfalls

Buck fast Abbey gives you a feel of monastic life

Dartmouth Castle is a popular picnic spot

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery displays a variety of exhibitions

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens has extensive gardens and a museum


Devon provides a multitude of activities.

Have fun kite surfing or fossil hunting, jet skiing or golfing, swimming or fishing. Hurl yourself into invigorating water sports - diving, water skiing, wake-boarding, windsurfing. Walk the trails and paths, bike through the countryside, canter on the glorious beaches.

Revel in scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, wreck diving and paragliding. Drive yourself to extreme limits by rock climbing or parachute jumping.


Devon has exciting events and festivals lined up.

  • Tavistock Goose Fair, a yearly business meet
  • Dartmoor Folk Festival features dances and exhibits
  • Goldcoast Oceanfest, an athletic meet
  • Dartmouth's Regatta features fun, frolic and fireworks
  • South West Food & Drink Festival showcase the very best in cuisine
  • Devon County Show takes a peak into farm life
  • Sidmouth Folk Week celebrates the best in music
  • North Devon Festival is a cultural extravaganza

Devon offers a plethora of shopping interests from discount sales to trendy malls and upscale boutiques


Devon is famous for its cream tea served with fresh scones, strawberry jam and delicious clotted cream.

Devon has a profusion of restaurants, cafes and pubs serving a wide selection of intercontinental cuisine from Tex-Mex and Asian to traditional English.


Devon offers an immense range of accommodation to indulge all preferences and budgets from lavish comfort to wilderness appeal.

You can choose from multiple-facilities serviced accommodation like hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfast, farmhouses, or self-service accommodation like cottages, chalets, apartments, static caravans, or settle for camp sites and touring van parks where you can pitch your tent or park your camper and motor-home.

Getting in

You can travel to Devon by train from Cornwall, London and Somerset, by road via M5, by boat from South Wales or by plane to Exeter International.

Devon is a delightful blend of traditional hospitality and cosmopolitan ambience making it a popular stopover.