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Devon with its bleak moorland and charming coastal villages is a popular visitor destination in the United Kingdom and has strong seafaring connections. Visit sunny Torquay with its beaches, amusement arcades, the promenade and the home of Agatha Christie. This area, referred to as the English Riviera bathes in a subtropical climate and is the ideal place to come to experience the best of England’s weather in towns like Paignton and Torbay. Nearby Dartmouth has a Naval heritage and is a beautiful fishing town with Dartmouth Castle an old defence of the town.

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Historic Exeter has interesting shops, a magnificent cathedral and is the hub of activity in Devon whilst Plymouth is well connected with Royal Navy bases, and was the place where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed on the Mayflower to America. On Plymouth Hoe Sir Francis Drake famously played a game of bowls as the Spanish attempted to invade England in 1588.

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The old town has managed to retain its charm. At Buckland Abbey Drakes Drum is on display in this former seafarer’s home and thrives on the legend that if it starts beating England is in danger. 

Visit Dartmoor for an experience of nature, of isolated villages, moorland ponies and a plethora of wildlife. Take a stroll to Lydford Gorge or to Dartmeet and soak up this breathtaking scenery. Why not take a steam train along the River Dart from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. With many shipwrecks off the coast the scuba diving is excellent, and the fishing towns of Brixham and Sidmouth a real delight.

Explore Exmoor in North Devon which has inspired writers and poets and has some of the best scenery in England, and is excellent walking country. From small towns that are car free like Clovelly to the farmland of South Molton and market towns like Crediton there is so much to see in Devon.

 

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