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Attractions and Activities in Devon, such as Exeter Cathedral and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens are listed below.

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, Devon

1 The Cloisters, Exeter

Exeter Cathedral welcomes anyone to participate in their religious services. Guided tours operate when services are not taking place.... more

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, East Budleigh, Exeter, Devon

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter

Sitting in the gorgeous Otter Valley in East Devon, Bicton Park, with its amazing Grade I-listed gardens, has over 300 years of horticultural history under its belt. There’s a real sense of 18th century calm about the place which is blended cleverly... more

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey

Sick of cookie cutter presents and fancy a bit of originality? Get thee to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the south west’s biggest contemporary craft centre which houses everything from metalwork, textiles and sculptures to photography and jewellery.... more

Greenway Ferry & Pleasure Cruises

Greenway Ferry & Pleasure Cruises, 13 The Quay, Brixham, Devon

13 The Quay, Brixham

Taking to the water is a must when visiting South Devon's beautiful bay home to the towns of Torquay and Brixham, or the South Hams picturesque port of Dartmouth or quaint town of Totnes - so why not do it in style aboard the largest ship sailing in... more

Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm, North Road, South Molton, Devon

North Road, South Molton

There’s a hive of activity going on at Quince Honey Farm! Get up close and personal with the native honeybee in this specially designed indoor apiary in the beautiful Devonshire countryside. Bring the kids to Beeworld and learn all about the inner... more

National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium, Rope Walk, Plymouth, Devon

Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth

A hugely impressive educational attraction, the National Marine Aquarium is also bags of fun. Who can resist the impressive Atlantic Ocean tank featuring a life size replica of a World War II seaplane in which hundreds of underwater creatures nestle.... more

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon

Totnes Road, Paignton

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is one of Britain’s leading zoos. Visit the 80 acre site and you’ll see all your favourites such as lion, tiger, gorilla, orang-utan, flamingo, elephant and giraffe, as well as some more unusual species such as red... more

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford, Lifton, Devon

Milford, Lifton

In addition to a large collection of Steam, Agriculture and bygones the Centre now hosts the historic collection of the Fairground Heritage Trust including a collection of operating fairground rides from the early 20th Century.... more

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company, Kingswear Signal Box, Kingswear, Devon

Kingswear Signal Box, The Square, Kingswear

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company: We are unique in offering combined steam railway, river and sea adventures for days out in South Devon. Our steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the... more

Morwellham Heritage Centre

Morwellham Heritage Centre, Morwellham Quay, Tavistock, Devon

Morwellham Quay, Tavistock

Morwellham Heritage Centre: The greatest copper port in Queen Victoria´s empire lies 23 miles inland. The Tamar ketch ´Garlandstone´ is moored at the quay; original cottages, shops and hostelry. 1860s costumed staff welcome visitors and host guided... more

World of Country Life

World of Country Life, Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon

Sandy Bay, Littleham, Exmouth

World of Country Life gives you value for money, a great day out for all the family come rain or shine. Kids, adults and grandparents will all enjoy a full day of memorable experiences. Why not take a walk back in time down Memory Lane and explore... more

Diggerland

Diggerland, Verbeer Manor, Cullompton, Devon

Verbeer Manor, Cullompton

Diggerland - The Ultimate Adventure Park experience Where children ride and drive full size diggers, with over 18 rides to enjoy. Test your skills on the Dumper Trucks. Find buried treasure. Knock down the skittles. Dig a giant hole with the dirt... more

The Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon

Clovelly, Bideford

In the unlikely event that it rains in north Devon (straight face), head off to The Milky Way. There’s a huge indoor play centre with loads of slides and rides, little ones get their own Fantasy Farm and Toddler Town area with sand pits and puzzles,... more

Lynton & Barnstaple Narrow Gauge Steam Railway

Lynton & Barnstaple Narrow Gauge Steam Railway, Woody Bay Station, Barnstaple, Devon

Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, Barnstaple

First unveiled in 1898, the Lynton and Barnstaple Narrow Gauge Steam Railways is one of the world’s most picturesque steam rail journeys. Only part of it has been restored by volunteers at present but there are plans to fully repair and reinvigorate... more

South Devon Railway

South Devon Railway, The Station, Buckfastleigh, Devon

The Station, Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh

The South Devon Railway is a fantastic, steamy day out! It’s one of the West Country’s top tourist attractions and will appeal to everyone in the family. Come and enjoy an outstanding seven-mile train ride behind a magnificent GWR steam engine... more

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company, Queen's Park Station, Paignton, Devon

Queen's Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton

Jump on the 4277 Hercules (which in its time has hauled coal in Wales and china clay in Cornwall) for a nostalgia-filled steam train ride along the undulating South Devon coast and down into the Dart Valley. You’ll be travelling through an Area of... more

Woodlands Family Theme Park

Woodlands Family Theme Park, Blackawton, Dartmouth, Devon

Blackawton, Dartmouth

The Largest Family Theme Park in the South West is a fun filled day out for the whole family. From little kids to kid-ults there’s something for everyone is this 90acre park. Woodlands Family Theme Park is a great value day out and with up to 20% off... more

Watermouth Castle & Theme Park

Watermouth Castle & Theme Park, Ilfracombe, Devon

Ilfracombe

Watermouth Castle & Theme Park overlooks the picturesque Watermouth Cove. There is something for all the family from Gnomeland, Adventureland, Castle Treasures, Dungeon Labyrinth and much more.... more

Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park, Sidmouth Road, Exeter, Devon

Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter

A brilliant all-weather destination to take the children too in Devon, Crealy Adventure Park in Exeter will keep the wee ones frenetically busy all day. There are more than 60 rides set out over 100 acres of pretty parkland, catering to children of... more

The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon

Abbotsham, Bideford

We promise you, you will not get round everything at the Big Sheep in one day. The out and out highlight of my visit was the drop dead hilarious sheep races on which tiny woollen sheep are tied to the backs of real life sheep who then complete a... more

The Golden Hind Museum Ship

The Golden Hind Museum Ship, The Quay, Brixham, Devon

The Quay, Brixham Harbour, Brixham

It’s one thing reading about the incredible hardships the sailors on Francis Drake’s Golden Hind suffered as they circumnavigated the globe with their captain but quite another to step aboard the ship and get a feel of it in person. This full-sized... more

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Parke, Bovey Tracey

Whether you want to take a gentle stroll surrounded by classic English scenery or go kayaking in choppy waters, there’s scope to indulge your leisure preferences at Dartmoor National Park, which covers a whopping 368 square miles in south west... more

Keypitts Quads

Keypitts Quads, Keypitts Farm, Ilfracombe, Devon

Keypitts Farm, Oxen Park Lane, Ilfracombe

Offering 4×4 jeep drives, quad biking and horse trekking activities, former farm Keypitts Quads is an adrenalin filled day out for all the family. Set in a picturesque valley just three miles from the north Devon coast, this lovely spot has some 200... more

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Combe Martin Wildlife Park, Ilfracombe, Devon

Combe Martin Wildlife Park, Higher Leigh, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe

Whether you have a dinosaur-crazy seven-year-old in tow or not, a trip to the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is a must for those holidaying in north Devon. Expect a giant life-size animatronic T-Rex plus vicious interacting Meglosaurs,... more

Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves, Beer, Devon

Beer

It beggars belief but an amazing 24 cathedrals were created using individuals stones that were quarried by hand from Beer Quarry. That is an awful lot of hard work underground for thousands of quarrymen over the years. No surprise, then, that the... more

Clovelly (Village)

Clovelly (Village), Clovelly, Bideford, Devon

Clovelly, Bideford

The flower-strewn historic Devon fishing village of Clovelly, a riot of colour in summer, clings to a wooded 400-foot cliff and gazes down to the deep blue sea and working port below. There is no traffic and the only means of travel is by foot –... more

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon

Buckfastleigh

Described by many visitors as a really serene and peaceful place to visit, Buckfast Abbey on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon has undergone renovations and now has a lovely golden glow to the brickwork. This is home to a Roman Catholic community of... more

Dartington Crystal

Dartington Crystal, Linden Close, Great Torrington, Devon

Linden Close, Great Torrington

Dartington Crystal is internationally famous for beautiful, handmade, contemporary glassware and is dedicated to innovative designs. See first hand how the crystal is hand crafted with skill and care, each piece is a true original. Individually made... more

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, The Station, Buckfastleigh, Devon

The Station, Buckfastleigh

A wonderful day out for families and animal lovers of every age, the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter sanctuary in Dartmoor National Park provides that golden day-out ingredient for kids – entertainment plus education. Wander through the... more

Stuart Line Cruises

Stuart Line Cruises, 5 Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth, Devon

5 Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth

Stuart Line Cruise offer a wide variety of cruises for an enjoyable day out all year round. These include river and bird watching cruises, sea cruises, carnival Cruises, BBQ Cruises, Red Arrows cruises, Santa & firework cruises. There are also day... more

Tuckers Maltings

Tuckers Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot, Devon

Teign Road, Newton Abbot

Tuckers Maltings is one of only a handful of floor Maltings that produce malt in the traditional way and is open to the public for guided tours. Supplying over 30 breweries in the West Country and beyond with quality malt. The Speciality Bottled Beer... more

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village, Hampton Avenue, Torquay, Devon

Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay

There’s something undeniably enjoyable about wondering through flower-decked gardens and admiring the handiwork of a team of people who have recreated every aspect of life around you – but in miniature. At Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay you’ll... more

The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon

Sidmouth

Where else in the world but animal-mad Britain would you come across such a soft-hearted attraction as the Donkey Sanctuary just outside Sidmouth? Visitors return time and again to wander through fields and fields of donkeys who will live out their... more

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway, Riverside Depot, Seaton, Devon

Riverside Depot, Harbour Road, Seaton

Seaton Tramway operates a three mile route through East Devon´s glorious Axe Valley between Seaton and the small village of Colyford and the ancient town of Colyton. Travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves giving... more

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