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Devon Attractions

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.

 

Most Popular Attractions in Devon

2. 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

6. Devon Railway Centre

  • Adult £8.10 Child £7.10
  • +44 1884 855671
  • Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh, United Kingdom
  • Times vary by Apr-Oct

7. Exeter Castle

  • Upon inquiry
  • +44(0)1392 420703
  • Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Sun 9am-11pm Mon-Thu 7am-11pm Fri-Sat 7am-2am

9. Larkstone Family Park & Gardens

  • Adult £2.50 Child £2
  • +44 1271 268536
  • Larkstone Cafe and Leisure park, Larkstone Gardens, Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
  • Daily 11am-5:30pm

12. Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

  • Adult £6 Child £3
  • +44 1647 440636
  • Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
  • Sundays only from 30th Oct-1st Dec

13. Buckland Abbey

  • Adult £11-£12.10 Child £5.50-£6.10
  • +44 1822 853607
  • Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Sat 11am-5pm

16. Bayards Cove Fort

  • Free
  • +44 370 333 1181
  • Bayard's Cove Fort, Dartmouth, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-5pm

17. Sidmouth Museum

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

19. Dartmouth Museum

  • Free
  • +44 1803 832923
  • Dartmouth Museum, Duke Street, Dartmouth, United Kingdom
  • Times vary from Apr-Sep

20. Timehouse Muzeum

  • Adult £5.80 Child £3.50
  • +44 1803 862109
  • Timehouse Muzeum, Fore Street, Totnes, United Kingdom
  • Fri-Sat 11am-5pm

21. Dartmoor Prison Museum

  • Adults £3.50 Child £2.50
  • +44 1822 892130
  • Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Thu & Sat 9am-4:30pm Fri & Sun 9:30am-3:30pm

22. Old Walls Vineyard

  • Prices vary
  • +44 1626 770877
  • Old Walls Vineyards, Teignmouth, United Kingdom
  • Wed-Sun 10am-4pm

23. Barbican Theatre

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

25. Ilfracombe Aquarium

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

26. Diggerland

  • Upon booking
  • +44 871 227 7007
  • Diggerland, Willand, Cullompton, England EX15 2PE, United Kingdom
  • Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

27. Strand Art Gallery

  • Free
  • +44 1803 854762
  • Strand Art Gallery, The Strand, Brixham, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

28. Wonwell Beach

  • Free
  • Wonwell, South West Coast Path, Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
  • Daily

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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