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The Delights of Devon

Devon is a beautiful county located in southwest England and is renowned for its sandy beaches, medieval towns, and numerous attractions. Families, in particular, will enjoy exploring Devon, but there is something for everyone regardless of age.


History buffs will enjoy travelling back in time with a visit to Seaton Tramway, and the opportunity to take a three-mile trip on an old-fashioned tram. Adventure seekers should head for Skirmish Paintball, and there are dedicated junior areas to allow youngsters to join in the fun. An excellent option for families is Torquay's Dinosaur World, an interactive exhibition with lifesize models and exciting fossils.

Outdoor Activities

One of the most popular sites in the county is Babbacombe Model Village, with its four acres of gardens, hundreds of models, and amusing characters. Plant World will appeal to those who enjoy rare and exotic flowers, and the site is divided into different continents planted with their natural species. Beach enthusiasts should be sure not to miss Northam Burrows Country Park, on Devon's coastline, ideal for swimming and surfing in its calm waters.

Food, Drink and Nightlife

Ilfracombe is the place to be for those who wish to sample local cuisine with its vast array of tea rooms, pubs, and restaurants, all serving local produce. Wine enthusiasts can pay a visit to Peblebed Vineyards to take a tour or even help with the harvesting of the grapes.

Devon has much to offer, whether visitors are seeking attractions, outdoor activities, or local food.