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Top 10 Recommended Places To Visit in Devon


Places To Visit in Devon
Devon's a big place. It also has a very high number of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, extraordinarily beautiful towns and pretty villages. So, if you're looking for a potential holiday or weekend break destination then you're faced with a vast number of options. To help, here are our 'Top 10 Recommended Places To Visit in Devon'. Click through to the summary guides for each destination to discover more. We'd also recommend you browse our other 'Top 10' lists and read our Devon summary guide.

Dartmoor Ponies, Dartmoor National Park

The last great wilderness in the southern England, Dartmoor's famous for its tors and ponies. Home to the only two mountains in southern England. Most visitors are unaware of its beautiful and dramatic wooded valleys and cleaves.

Dunkery from Luccombe, Exmoor

Open moorland, dramatic cliffs and steep wooded valleys shape a National Park about 30% in north Devon. This is 'Lorna Doone' country! The exceptional North Devon AONB is to the west and has some cracking, big beaches.

Dartmouth , South Devon AONB

On a sunny day, you could be in the Mediterranean. Blue green seas, exotic vegetation, steep hillsides plunging into water, sandy coves and clean light. Salcombe and Dartmouth are up there with the best coastal towns in the UK.

Exeter, Devon

Worth visiting for its cathedral alone, Exeter's historic quaysides, merchants houses, post-war buildings reflect a fascinating and violent history. Explore the Exe Estuary. Discover the East Devon AONB if you have time.

Plymouth, Devon

The Pilgrim Fathers left Plymouth on the Mayflower for America in 1620 and Sir Francis Drake is said to have spotted the Spanish Armada from here in 1588.


One of Devon's most beautiful and popular destinations on a bank of the Kingsbridge-Salcombe Estuary. Beaches, boats, restaurants, pubs.

Dartmouth, Devon

Magnificent natural harbour at the mouth of the River Dart set below steep sided green hills.

Clovelly, Devon

A picturesque north Devon fishing village built into the side of the steep, wooded coastline. As expected, exceptional views and coastal walks.

Beer, Devon

In the East Devon AONB, this coastal village is one of our UK favourites. Head west on the South West Coast Path for amazing coastal walking.

Ilfracombe, Devon

Vibrant and popular coastal town in the North Devon AONB with a harbour, brightly coloured buildings and plenty of exceptional walks. We'd also recommend highly Mortehoe.