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Devon

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With its numerous sandy beaches, fossil cliffs, medieval towns and moorland national parks. Devon has plenty to offer. Located on the English Riviera it encompasses a series of picturesque, south-coast harbour towns, including Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Caravan hire and cottage rentals are only a few of the vast choice of holiday homes in this diverse county.

Weather Averages

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MARCH - MAY High 12.52°c Low 5.7°c Precipitation 0.08mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 18.88°c Low 12.43°c Precipitation 0.06mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 14.05°c Low 8.57°c Precipitation 0.1mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 8.41°c Low 2.72°c Precipitation 0.15mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Devon

The beautiful county of Devon is not without its attractions. It is the only county in England to have two separate coastlines. Because of this, as you would expect there are no shortage of beaches. Saunton, Woolacombe and Broad Sands can be found to the north of the region, whilst Bigbury, Bantham and Slapton lye to the south. There are also plenty of picture postcard harbour towns and fishing villages such as Clovelly and Salcombe. The two major cities of are Exeter and Plymouth, both providing excellent shopping experiences.

Dartmouth

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The picturesque town of Dartmouth situated on the mouth of the River Dart is one of South Devon’s most popular attractions. With its historic streets you can spend the day exploring the town, with its museum, art galleries, independent shops and places to eat. With its scenic river location coupled with beautiful countryside, there’s a lot for you to enjoy.

Exmouth

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Exmouth is a lively town, situated on the east coast of Devon where the River Exe meets the sea. Located at the very beginning of the Jurassic Coast, it’s one of the most picturesque holiday resorts on the south coast. With cliff top paths linking it to the neighbouring town of Budleigh Salterton, you are sure to be impressed with its breath-taking coastal views. Pleasure trips can also be taken up the River Exe and along the coast, towards Lyme Regis. A ferry also runs from Exmouth across the Exe towards many of the sandy beaches.

Salcolmbe

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The coastal town of Salcombe is nestled on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary. Because of its estuary location, Salcombe is a popular haven for water sports, including sailing, kayaking, surfing or paddle boarding. Salcombe South Sands and North Sands are ideal family beaches, and just across the estuary you will find East Portlemouth, which can be reached via ferry from Salcombe. The town is very popular with many boutique shops, high street brands and various independent producers. As well as local art galleries and gift shops. Some of the best restaurants and bars are in Salcombe. Serving locally caught fresh seafood and locally produce products, such as the famous Salcombe Dairy Ice cream.

LOCAL CUISINE

The origin of cream teas is disputed. Evidence that a tradition of eating bread with cream and jam existed at Tavistock abbey in Devon during the 11th century. There are variations between Devon and other counties as to how a cream tea should be eaten. However, the Devon method is to split the scone in two, cover each half with clotted cream, and then add strawberry jam on top. Butter should never be included.

GETTING HERE

Devon is easily accessed by train from all over the country. Many of the routes are very picturesque, proving to be a great way to travel. The two main lines into the county are the Paddington line and Waterloo line. Served by Great Western Railway and South West Trains respectively. Main stations include Tiverton, Exeter St. Davids, Newton Abbot, Totnes and Plymouth. By road - the M5 runs into Exeter and has excellent links with other major motorways. Including the M4 which can be joined at Bristol. With the A30 serving Okehampton and West Devon from junction 31 and the A38 and A380 serving Plymouth and Torbay respectively (a continuation of the M5 at junction 31). If you are travelling from the south and east and prefer a more scenic route. You can follow the M25/M3, then the A303/A30. By bus or coach. The National Express services arrive from all over the country. Main National Express stops in Devon are Exeter, Tiverton and Plymouth in the southern half of the county and Bideford, Barnstaple, Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe in the northern half.