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Devon: A Playground of Magnificent Nature and Attractions
With stunning coastlines, bustling cities and an abundance of natural beauty, Devon is a county that has a wealth of things to discover and experience. Want to spend time at family-friendly attractions, including a number of the best beaches in England? Explore awe-inspiring historic sites? Taste award-winning food from some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Europe? Well Devon has all that – and much, much more!
Areas of Devon
As an expansive and developed county in southwest England, it should come as little surprise that Devon boasts a varied choice of areas to visit. North Devon is a popular destination in particular due to, among other things, its nature activities. From here, you can journey to Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde, which are all best known for their immaculate beaches and picturesque scenery. The oldest and largest town in North Devon is Barnstaple, which features various attractions that appeal to the whole family – although there are too many to list here! As for South Devon, you will find a number of the biggest towns and cities in the county, making it a great area in terms of hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions. Located on the coast, the biggest is Plymouth – a city that has a rich history alongside an assortment of things to see and do. And another place to consider travelling to is Exeter, with the Exeter Cathedral and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum two standout gems provided by Devon.
Can’t Miss Attractions
Now while there are a countless amount of activities and things to see, Devon does contain a select number of “cannot miss” attractions. For example, and as it is generally regarded as one of the very best beaches on the planet, Woolacombe Beach is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy three miles of gloriously golden sand. If you are an animal lover, the Paignton Zoo Environmental Park – with around 2,000 animals and plenty of hands-on activities – is a firm favourite with travellers. Other popular attractions in the same category include the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Berry Head National Nature Reserve and Buckfast Butterfly Farm & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary. The Plymouth Hoe, with breath-taking views from one of the best natural harbours on earth, is another point of interest that simply has to be experienced when in the area. Along with the Babbacombe, Torquay is also home to two of the most revered attractions in Devon: Kents Cavern and the Babbacombe Model Village.
From humble eateries to the most exquisite in fine dining, you will never be short of restaurants in Devon to suit your tastes. With that said, there are a select amount of these establishments that deserve to be highlighted. One of which is Gidleigh Park. Doubled up as a luxury hotel, this restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars – making it one of the most admired dining options in the country. Other Devon restaurants adorned with a Michelin star are the refined Elephant Restaurant and Brasserie in Torquay, the relaxed Masons Arms that dates back to the 13th century, and the rustic – yet delightfully tempting – Treby Arms. Away from the heavyweights of gastronomy, did you know that Devon possesses Britain’s oldest bakery? The Jacka Bakery in Plymouth dates back to the early 1600’s, although today it mixes the traditional with the contemporary, ensuring the best of both worlds! Away from food, Devon also has a plethora of drinking holes sprinkled throughout the county – whether you’re in search of a traditional pub or trendy nightclub!
From carnival-style gatherings to intimate shows, festivals and events are a prominent fixture throughout the year in Devon. One of the most high-profile is the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink, which takes place every April and celebrates all things food and drink. Further culinary delights are served at the Plymouth Seafood Festival, Dartmouth Food Festival and North Devon Foodfest. Two of June’s highlights include the Armed Forces Day and Contemporary Craft Festival, and agricultural fun can be had at the Mid-Devon Show in July. You can meet high-profile authors at the Appledore Book Festival and Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, both of which take place in September. And the unique Ottery St Mary – described as the ultimate party for bonfire night – is something you should try and experience, as flaming tar barrels are carried through the street! Music is also something that plays an important part in terms of events in Devon, with major artists appearing at festivals such as MTV Crashes Plymouth, GoldCoast Oceanfest and Beautiful Days.
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Hotel The Grand Hotel Torquay
A landmark for over 130 years, The Grand HotelHotel in Torquay is replete with elegant reminders of the Victorian era, and modern conveniences expected at an English Riviera resort. Choose from views of the Cornish countryside or the sea. Spacious and light-filled, all rooms include coffee and tea, still mineral water, luxury toiletries and Freeview TV. Sport and spa interests alike are attended to with a full service spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, hot tub and tennis courts. The Grand HotelHotel offers elegant AA rosette dining in Restaurant 1881. Casual drinks and stunning sea views may be enjoyed in the Compass Bar. Within walking distance of the harbour and shops in Torquay, a lively community year-round. Located on the 22-mile long coastline of the Cornish Riviera, the hotel is a brief drive to world’s first urban UNESCO-designated Global Geopark and Paignton Zoo. more
Hotel Trecarn Hotel Torquay
Trecarn Hotel is a 3-star, traditional hotel tucked away in a quiet residential area, at just a ten-minute walk from the beach. Warm, inviting rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, while select rooms additionally feature a private terrace. Standard amenities include a TV, and ea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available only in the public areas, and there is limited on-site parking. Guests are welcome to relax in the garden, and may consult the front desk 24 hours a day. Trecarn Hotel provides all meals, as well as four complimentary drink vouchers daily. Guests are invited to join the nightly entertainment, and may relax with drinks in the on-site bar. There are several eateries and bars just steps away from the property. It’s a short bus ride into the Torquay town centre. Popular destinations in the area include the South West Coastal Path, Babbacombe Downs, and Meadfoot Beach. more
Hotel Premier Inn Torquay Seafront hotel Torquay
Housed in an 18th century mansion near Torquay Harbour, the Hotel Premier Inn Torquay offers affordable accommodation and 24-hour reception services. The Riviera International Centre is nearby. Rooms at the Hotel Premier Inn Torquay feature en-suite bathrooms and individual air-conditioning units. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs with digital channels, desks and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a limited number of free car parking spaces available for guest use. A garden with outdoor seating areas and free and paid Wi-Fi options are among the other facilities. The Belgrave Beefeater restaurant adjacent to the hotel serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast and a varied menu for lunch and dinner. Alternative dining choices in the area include the Singing Kettle and Le Bistrot Pierre. The hotel lies within half a mile of the Princess Theatre and Torre Abbey Historic House & Gardens. Torquay's Dinosaur World and Living Coasts are within one mile. more
Hotel Cavendish Torquay
With Meadfort Beach and the Riviera International Conference Centre nearby, as well as indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor play area, and a games room on site, Cavendish is an ideal vacation destination for the young and young at heart. The hotel is non-smoking throughout. Its spacious Family Rooms are ideal for two adults and up to three children. Double and Twin rooms with sea views are also available. On site entertainment staff offer a wide array of fun group activities. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby. Free private parking is available on site. The family friendly on site restaurant opens daily with a complimentary breakfast. The Babbacombe Bar has an adjoining terrace with a lovely treetop view. Torquay United FC is only one mile off, Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens even closer, and the sea front a mere 500 metres . more
Hotel The Norwood Guesthouse Torquay
The Norwood Guesthouse is a 4-star guesthouse situated in Torquay that features a restaurant, well-stocked and comfortable rooms and a quiet and central location. Guest rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee and tea facilities, a flat-screen television, a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. A tour desk is available to help guests plan their vacation, the hotel provides a smoke-free environment and pets are always welcome. The on-site restaurant serves a complimentary English breakfast each morning and local dishes are featured at dinner. The Norwood Guesthouse is located close to many attractions including Riviera International Conference Centre, Torre Abbey, Abbey Sands, Princess Theatre, Country Park, Cockington Court, Kent's Cavern and Berry Head. more
Hotel Le Papillon Torquay
This travellers hostel is the perfect place for backpackers passing through Torquay. Guests staying at Le Papillon can choose between a spacious standard room or stay in their summer cabins. All of the rooms feature free Wi-Fi and some have a TV. The common room has a kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities and board games. Outside, guests will free parking, a terrace, and a BBQ. Guests share three shower rooms between the five rooms. There are many excellent pubs and restaurants within close walking distance including Cherry's Cafe, Fredericks, and Gemelli Restaurant and Delicatessen. From the hostel it's an easy walk to the town centre, train and coach stations, and the beach. Local points of interest include Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, Artizan, and The Royal Terrace Gardens. more
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