Explore wild landscapes, beautiful coastal walks and vibrant towns in Devon. Take a look at our great range of coastal and city centre Devon hotels for your stay. Remember you can book a room up until 8pm and stay the same night.
Dartmoor National Park
Experience the mystical atmosphere of Dartmoor National Park’s wild landscape scattered with stone circles, stone crosses, ancient villages and native ponies.
Explore Exmoor’s varied landscape including hilly open moorland, scenic coastal paths and ancient woodland while you spot the diverse wildlife around you.
Best for shopping in Devon
Pick up gifts in the bustling Independent Quarter, splash out at Drake Circus shopping centre and browse boutiques at Hyde Park Village in Plymouth.
Wander through this compact city to find boutiques in the Castle Quarter, alternative fashion in the West Quarter and dozens of shops under one roof at Guildhall Shopping.
Try some retail therapy at Barnstaple’s thriving high street, Green Lanes Shopping Centre; or pick up gifts, fashion and fresh produce at historic Pannier Market.
Beside the seaside
Enjoy a 3-mile stretch of golden sand and ideal surfing conditions at this award-winning beach resort. Then head out to the nearby ancient village of Morthoe.
Exmouth’s 2-mile sandy beach marks the beginning of the Jurassic Coast. You can get involved with some water sports or fill up on freshly caught fish and cream teas.
You’ll find rock pools teeming with sealife at Tunnels Beaches and an award-winning aquarium in Ilfracombe, set against a backdrop of rugged coastline.
Get away from it all in Devon
Thinking of getting away to Devon? From sandy beaches to the rugged landscape of Dartmoor, from ancient ruins to modern shopping centres, Devon has lots to offer the visitor. Hike, cycle, horseride or enjoy a range of watersports. Visit historic homes. Be awed by Exeter Cathedral. Enjoy a quiet pint at a traditional country pub. Head for the bright lights. Devon has this and more.
Arts and culture
Follow the sculpture trail at the University of Exeter which has 36 pieces and includes work by artists including Barbara Hepworth, Paul Mount and Geoffrey Clark. Or visit the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum which has the largest collection of material on the moving image in Britain.
Take in a show at the Theatre Royal Plymouth which offers a wide ranging programme including plays, musicals, ballet, opera and family shows. Catch a band, musical or stand-up comedy at the Princess Theatre Torquay. Or see Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Great Hall Exeter.
Things to see and do
Devon has some of Britain's finest countryside including Dartmoor national park and part of Exmoor. It's also home to wooded valleys and magnificent coastline. Pack you boots or get on a mountain bike - choose from a range of cycle routes – and get out in the great outdoors.
Exeter has lots to offer the visitor. Tour the medieval cathedral and the remains of the city's Norman castle. Have a flutter at the racecourse. Visit the museum and art gallery and enjoy some shopping.
You can also visit historic homes such as St Nicholas Priory or the elegant Regency house of Arlington Court. Visit family attractions like Paignton Zoo and Crealy Great Adventure Park.
Eating and drinking
Sample Michelin two-starred cuisine at Gidleigh Park on Dartmoor. And there are six celebrity chefs with restaurants in Plymouth. But Devon is also home to great pubs, cafés and tearooms. You could also try the Duke of York in the village of Iddesleigh, which used to be a local of the poet Ted Hughes.
For great shopping head to Exeter which has independent shops and big high street names. Princesshay is a mall with over 70 shops, or explore the Cathedral Quarter.
Exeter is also your best destination for nightlife. It has traditional pubs, upmarket bars and a number of nightclubs. Grab a drink and watch the world go by at The Waterfront while The Firehouse does excellent food. And if you're looking for a dancefloor, check out the Arena nightclub.