Four reasons why Devon should be your next holiday destination
Devon is one of the UK’s true gems. A county at the heart of south-west England, this wonderful destination offers so much to see and do throughout the year. Alongside Cornwall, Devon forms a large area that attracts thousands upon thousands of tourists each year, all visiting the region for different reasons. Whether you head to the rugged north coast or the bustling south coast, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy during your trip.
While there are many, many reasons to visit Devon, with help from Stay In Devon, we’ve narrowed it down to four reasons why you should visit Devon during your next break:
One of the biggest draws of the whole county is the incredible beaches along both coastlines. If you’re after long, golden sands head to Woolacombe or Saunton in the north. Equally, towns like Paignton and Exmouth play host to some wonderful beaches along the south coast. There are also some amazing hidden coves dotted along the coast, allowing you to explore off the beaten track.
Heading inland from the coast, Devon’s countryside is equally as beautiful. Headlined by its two National Parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor, these areas of Devon countryside are simply stunning. With local wildlife bringing the parks to life, they offer a fantastic choice of walking and cycling routes, so you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors.
If you’re visiting with family, staying in one of the many seaside towns is a great option. Highlights include Ilfracombe and Croyde in the north, while Brixham and Torquay offer great choices down south. All these towns have plenty to keep all the family busy, as well as being close by to some of Devon’s biggest attractions.
There’s no denying that Devon food is superb. From Michelin-starred restaurants to local food trucks, there is something from everyone’s appetite. Locally sourced food dominates the dining environment here, with the menus in some restaurants being determined by what is brought back on the fishing boats that day. Alternatively, small cafes and food outlets serve some of the best tasting food around. Enjoying a local portion of fish and chips on the beach is a must during your visit to Devon.
The reasons to visit Devon go on and on, but these are just a select few. Discover them all and visit Devon today.
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