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251 Best Devon Attractions Every Tourist Must See

This town is a taste of an England long forgotten – long stretches of untamed moors, old stone houses and drizzly weather. But if you don’t mind getting a little wet and wild, Devon offers a rainy, but unhindered view of a place where nature rules over us. The grass is a little greener, the sea a little wilder, and the people a little freer. People flock to Devon for the long walks and the isolation, but there is plenty else to see in the area, from cathedrals and manor houses to gardens and beaches.

 

251 Most Popular Attractions in Devon

1. Plymouth Argyle Home Park Football Stadium

  • Adult £15-£20 Child £7
  • +44 1752 562561
  • Plymouth Argyle Football Club Ltd, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Times vary by game

2. Decoy Country Park

  • Upon booking
  • +44 7971 051509
  • Decoy Country Park, Decoy Road, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Thu 8am-5pm Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

3. Barbican Theatre

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1752 267131
  • Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 11am-6pm

4. Prickly Ball Farm

  • Adult £6.95 Child £6
  • +44 1626 362319
  • Prickly Ball Farm, Denbury Road, Newton Abbot, England TQ12 6BZ, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

5. Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1395 233200
  • Crealy Adventure Park & Resort, Great Britain
  • Daily 10am-5pm

6. The Bigbury Beach Shop

  • Free
  • +44 1548 810788
  • The Bigbury Beach Shop, Marine Drive, Bigbury-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • Daily

7. National Marine Aquarium

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1752 600301
  • National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

8. Lydford Gorge

  • Adult £8.90-£9.80 Child £4.40-£4.90
  • +44 1822 820320
  • Lydford Gorge, Okehampton, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

9. Topsham Pool

  • Adult £4 Child £3
  • +44 1392 874477
  • Topsham Swimming Pool, Topsham, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-9pm

10. Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1566 783425
  • Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Lifton, United Kingdom
  • Daily 12pm-4pm

11. Ilfracombe Aquarium

  • Adult £4.75 Child £3.75
  • +44 1271 864533
  • The Ilfracombe Aquarium, The Quay, Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
  • Times vary by Feb-Oct

12. Clapper Bridge

  • Free
  • Clapper Bridge, United Kingdom
  • Daily

13. Roadford Lake Country Park

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1409 211507
  • Roadford Lake Country Park, Broadwoodwidger, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

14. Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk

  • Accepts donation
  • +44) 01305 224132
  • Orcombe Point, Exmouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily

15. Sidmouth Museum

  • Free
  • +44 1395 516139
  • Sidmouth Museum, Sidmouth, United Kingdom
  • Mon 1pm-4pm Tue-Sat 10am-4pm

Top Attractions

A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Devon’s North Coast is a lovely part of the country, so take your camera. There are 171 square km of wild cliffs, rocky coastline, beaches, waterfalls and lovely villages. If you are near Devonport, check out the Naval Heritage Centre and learn about the history of one of England’s great ports, including the history of America which began at Plymouth with the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers. They are remembered at the Mayflower Steps in Barbican.

Kids & Family

Take the kids to Pricky Ball Farm or if they prefer larger animals there is Combe Martin Wildlife Dinosaur Park. Watch the kids closely so they don’t get eaten by the dinosaurs! Boys, especially, will love the excitement of Diggerland, and the whole family will enjoy a visit to the amazing Watermouth Family Theme Park Castle.

Shopping & Nightlife

Try out the Shops at Dartington, or go to the Atlantic Village Outlet Shops for some bargains. If you are looking for a night outing, have a look at what is offered at the Royal Theatre in Plymouth, or if you are in Exeter, try the Northcott Theatre.

Day Tours

What about a day out riding in this lovely countryside? The Mullacott Equestrian Centre will outfit you with noble steeds. Spend the day at the Yaraks Falconry Centre for some amazing aerobatics, or head out to Lundy Island for a good bit of sea air. How about a visit to the dreaded Dartmoor Prison Museum to learn about life in this famous and notorious prison. Learn about the Mad Axeman who escaped Dartmoor and may still be out there!

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