The roll call of reasons why Devon is one of the UK's favourite holiday destinations goes on and on: fabulous beaches, famous seaside towns, the English Riviera, brilliant attractions and historic sites with amazing gardens are just some of the temptations.
Devon has an unbeatable coastline which includes glorious sandy beaches such as Westward Ho!, Woolacombe and Saunton, to the rugged beauty of Hartland, where the coast points west to the Atlantic. The South West Coastal Path makes it easy for walkers and bike riders to cover much of the coast. After a bracing walk, find a tiny tearoom and feast on a Devon cream team.
The Big Sheep
While a theme park dedicated to the humble sheep my sound a little woolly, we guarantee ewe'll have a baarilliant time if you bring your flock. Live shows include sheep racing, duck trials and sheep shearing, plus there's also tractor safaris, piggy pull alongs, swan pedalos and much more. The Big Sheep has been voted Devon's best large attraction.
This protected area includes some of Devon's most stunning natural environments, such as Dartmoor and Exmoor, the Taw Torridge Estuary and much of North Devon's incredible countryside. If you love nature, there is so much to see.
Forget wandering the moors trying to spot the Beast of Exmoor, you'll have much more success at Exmoor Zoo where two black leopards are the star attraction. For animals that are even more ferocious, head to Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park. The animatronic beasts in Dinosaur Valley will give you an idea of what it was like to walk the earth in prehistoric times.
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Discover Devon's famous names including Agatha Christie ...who has a whole festival dedicated to her every September in Torquay... and Sir Francis Drake. There are many National Trust properties bringing history alive in Devon - Castle Drogo and Buckland Abbey are among our favourites.