Places to Visit in City, Coast & Countryside
EXETER and TOPSHAM
Explore Exeter's colourful past and hidden secrets with the Red Coat Guided Tours. These free 90 minute tours run daily throughout the year and are guaranteed to enthuse and excite whatever your age!
It's a city full of contrasts. Big names can be found in the High Street and the spacious new Princesshay development, but there are also fascinating specialist Exeter shopping haunts like narrow cobbled Gandy Street.
Restaurants in Exeter are regularly rated in the top 20 UK eating venues. Sample mouthwatering menus created from fresh local Devon produce - Bon Appetit!
Topsham is a small historic town on the River Exe Estuary, just four miles from Exeter. It has an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, many with a strong maritime flavour.
With breathtaking views, the Devon coast and countryside includes some of the most stunning seascapes to be found in Britain including the South West Coast Path, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
Visit East Devon and South Devon for mile upon mile of rugged cliffs, beaches, both pebbled and golden sand, genteel seaside towns, and tiny fishing villages create happy memories of Devon holidays that will last a lifetime. Take a boat trip, admire cliff-top views, get energetic by trying a new watersport, or simply build sandcastles and treat yourself to a Devon cream tea!
Devon holidays are truly magical, where the vibrant tapestry of patchworked fields, rolling hills, shady woods, and windswept moorland unfolds to reveal an inspirational landscape.
The East Devon and Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty can be explored using a network of footpaths, bridleways, and cycle tracks which conceal an abundance of flora and fauna including carpets of bluebells, circling buzzards, shy fallow deer, and maybe even a sleek, sinuous otter.
Dartmoor National Park is one of the last great wildernesses in the UK with an inspirational landscape of heatherclad moors and rugged tors.
Visit Mid Devon for countryside pleasures include visiting ancient churches, browsing colourful street markets, and discovering rural crafts, not to mention foodie treats like sampling real ales in a thatched pub, or tucking into a Devon cream tea.