Devon Tourist Information

Devon Tourist and Visitor Information with links to heritage, nature and tourist attractions, many with brief details of disabled access

The county of Devon is renowned for its Cream Tea’s and Clotted Cream. A County blessed with two National Parks (Dartmoor and Exmoor) as well as stunning scenery it is home to many outdoor adventure and activity providers. This is a county where you can enjoy the countryside to the full. As well as two national parks it has two coastlines, both with stunning scenery but with different character, so much contrast in such short distances makes the Coast to Coast trail well worth consideration.

 

Official Tourist Websites

www.visitdevon.co.uk

www.heartofdevon.com

www.northdevon.com

www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk

www.englishriviera.co.uk

 

Other Tourist information websites

www.dartmoor.co.uk

www.peakandmoor.co.uk/dartmoor listing Outdoor Adventure / Activity / Accommodation providers

www.explorethecoast.org

www.hartlandpeninsula.co.uk

www.tamarvalleytourism.co.uk

www.visit-exmoor.co.uk

www.peakandmoor.co.uk/exmoor listing Outdoor Adventure / Activity / Accommodation providers

 

Tourism Videos

 

 

The Coast from Visit Devon

Get Active from Visit Devon

A Lifetime of Memories from The English Riviera

Highlights from the Two Moors Way - Devon's Coast to Coast walk

Activities - West Somerset and Exmoor from Exmoor Tourism

West Somerset & Exmoor from Exmoor Tourism

North Devon Biosphere from www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk

 

UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site

The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site (Jurassic Coast)
www.jurassiccoast.com

 

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

North Devon - www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk

 

National Parks

Dartmoor - www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk

Exmoor - www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

 

AONB’s

The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
www.blackdownhillsaonb.org.uk

The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
www.eastdevonaonb.org.uk

The North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
www.northdevon-aonb.org.uk

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
www.tamarvalley.org.uk

 

Wildlife Trust & Naturewww.devonwildlifetrust.org

 

Historic or architectural important Properties (Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens) (English Heritage / National Trust / other) - see the Devon Heritage page

For Wheelchair accessible beaches see www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/devon-beaches

 

For Accessible Taxis in Devon - a listing of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire providers is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/devon-taxis

For Accessible Restaurants / Pubs with food in Devon - a listing is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/devon-pubs

For Accessible Accommodation see www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/southwest-accommodationl

 

 

 

Literary connections

Jane Austen, RD Blackmore, Agatha Christie, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Henry Williamson, all are linked to Devon, here are a few . . .

Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility) - Upton Pyne, Exeter

RD Blackmore (Lorna Doone) - Oare, Exmoor

Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Torquay

Dame Agatha Christie - Torquay

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Kubla Khan)- Ottery St Mary

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Hound of the Baskervilles) - Dartmoor

John Galsworthy (The Forsyte Saga) - Manaton

Thomas Hardy - Exeter (Exonbury) and Plymouth

Ted Hughes - Dartmoor

Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited) - Chagford

Henry Williamson (Tarka the Otter) - North Devon

 

 

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