The Great Outdoors

Devon Hotels

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.

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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.

Shopping

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.

Nightlife

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.