Places to Visit in Devon

Make the Most of Your break

The Horn of Plenty is situated in the Tamar Valley, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that borders Dartmoor National Park. It is also set within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Dartmoor National Park

(As pictured) Is a tiny hamlet in the middle of Dartmoor, noted for its medieval stone-slab bridge. It offers the chance to explore the high moor, or alternatively walking in the shelter of the forest. Walks will lead you to East Dart River, the Bellever Forest and the historic Lich Way, as well as a route through the 18th and 19th century field systems. To the south of Postbridge, Broadun Pound is the largest pre-historic enclosure on Dartmoor. (35 min)

With its Tudor and Georgian buildings and 16th-century bridge over the River Teign, is a pleasant old stannary town set on the edge of Dartmoor. The poet Godolphin was shot in Chagford during the Civil War: his ghost is sometimes seen in a local ‘pub. In the summer of 1944, while staying at The Easton Cross Hotel, a mile from Chagford, Evelyn Waugh wrote ‘Brideshead Revisited’. (45 min)

Where the east and west Dart meet is a famous beauty spot (somewhat crowded in high season). (30 min)


Burrator Reservoir and Forest
(As pictured). 1,000 acres of paths and a forest road. Stunning scenery for walking, cycling or touring. (20 min)

Is a bleak spot at the centre of Dartmoor, best known for its gloomy prison, built for French prisoners of war in 1806-13. Princetown is now also the home of the first brewery to be opened on Dartmoor. It was launched in 1994, a purpose-built feature of The Prince of Wales Inn. Tel: 01822 890719. (20 min)

Widecombe in the Moor
Is the village made famous by Uncle Tom Cobleigh (and all) of Widecombe Fair. The fair is still held on the second Tuesday of September. Widecombe Church has one of the finest towers in Devon. (45 min)

Has a short but fairly steep walk to the summit, with stupendous views as a reward for your efforts. The skyline is dominated by the tower of the 800-year-old church of St Michael of the Rock, St Michael de Rupe. (10 min)

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Around Plymouth

Rame Head and Whitsand Bay
(As pictured) Enjoy stunning coastal views, and a ruined chapel at Rame Head. Whitsand Bay to the west is an absolute delight on a sunny day . (45 min).

National Marine Aquarium
Discover an exciting world where science and conservation come to life in the ocean experience of a lifetime. (45 min)

Plymouth Barbican
Is superb. Take in the views across Plymouth Sound and see whetre the Pilgrim Fathers and Charles Darwin sailed from England. (45 min).

Newton Ferrers
There are fishing trips (and fine cliff-top views) from the pretty village of Newton Ferrers. (1 hour 15 min)

Plymouth Gin Distillery
Offers a range of unique tours for food and drink enthusiasts.

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