Attractions and Places to Visit in Devon
Devon has plenty to do all year round. With a history that pre-dates the arrival of the Romans in AD50 Devon's area history is rich and long, and this is reflected in its fascinating heritage attractions.
Explore Exeter's museums and galleries to discover more about the city's history with free admission. A great choice of family friendly attractions such as Crealy Great Adventure Park and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum offer fun and activities for all ages, or if you just want to relax with a picnic or let the kids run off steam, there are plenty of parks and gardens in and around the city centre.
Torquay is part of the UNESCO English Riviera Geopark, and there are plenty of unique prehistoric sights to spark the imagination of your little ones. At Kents Cavern you’ll discover the ancient dwellings of Stone Age man, and the oldest fragment of human bone ever found in Europe. There are days out in Torquay to suit everyone. Anyone who’s ever read an Agatha Christie novel will delight in discovering the town’s Agatha Christie Mile and various other attractions devoted to one of the English Riviera’s most famous figures.
Head into Cathedral Green and discover a wonderful ring of charming historic buildings, which today house a diverse variety of art galleries, book shops, antique stores and pubs which appear to have been frozen in time. The area has in the large part remained practically unchanged in over a century.
Explore some of the nearby towns and villages such as Newton Abbot or Honiton or as a gateway to dramatic Dartmoor just a few miles to the south.
Magnificent in warm, honey-coloured stone, Devon's cathedral is one of Devon’s most impressive ecclesiastical sights. Dating largely from the 12th and 13th centuries, the west front is framed by...
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art
The imposing red-brick exterior looks every inch the Victorian museum, but a £24-million revamp has brought the exhibits bang up to date. Interactive displays focus on Exeter's heritage from prehistory...
The Guildhall is a building of outstanding architectural interest, an ancient monument and a busy working building. It is still used regularly for civic functions, full meetings of the City Council...
Babbacombe Model Village
Thousands of tiny buildings and even tinier people pack an absorbing attraction chock-full of English eccentricity. The imagination and attention to detail is remarkable, with Lilliputian tableaux that are...
Cockington Country Park
At 182 hectares, Cockington provides a welcome oasis of calm, green space, just a mile from Torquay's seafront bustle. Walking trails wind through fields, woods and parkland surrounding a 17th-century..
The collection at Torquay's town museum is eclectic, taking in everything from samurai suits of armour to Egyptian mummies and taxidermied butterflies. The highlight is the intriguing collection of Agatha Christie