DEVON ATTRACTIONS:Great places to visit in Devon.
MOUNT EDGCUMBE nr Plymouth.Is in Cornwall but it is just across the Tamar river so is easy to reach from Plymouth.Home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe for 400 years,the House and furniture reflect the 18th century, the period at which this nationally important Historic Garden was at its peak.
Spend the trip of a lifetime drifting over the beautiful countryside of South Devon or Cornwall.
Flights take place throughout East Cornwall and South, Mid and East Devon. Flights in Cornwall cover the area between Bodmin Moor and the Tamar valley. In South Devon we fly over Dartmoor, the South Hams and the Teign Valley. And in Mid and East Devon we fly over Exeter and the surrounding countryside including the Exe and Culm Valleys. Tel. 01364 73969 or lo-call 0845 2262717.
Dartmoor Zoological Park
The zoo, which is set in 33 acres of beautiful parkland, offers a wide array of animals ranging from the small spiders to massive lions, tigers and bears, and along with a 200 seater restaurant, shop and picnic areas the facilities are enjoyable for everyone, making a happy day out for all the family.
Dartmoor Zoological Park Sparkwell Plymouth Devon PL 7 5 DG Tel: 01752 837645
Canonteign Falls Home to England’s highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220 ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking Devon attraction, and a wonderful day out for all the family. Situated within Dartmoor National Park, in the heart of Devon’s Teign Valley, the waterfalls tumble down ancient rock formations to meet the tranquil lakes below, offering some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in Devon. A breathtaking sight, described by one visitor as “one of the most idyllic places on earth ”, wildlife thrives in the peace and tranquillity that makes the Falls a haven for both adults and children. Gentle pathways take you to three scenic walks, suitable for all ages and abilities, and our secret garden and fern garden is a fascinating place to learn about wildlife. http://www.canonteignfalls.co.uk/
Balloon Rides over Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset- Local balloon flight company, based in Exeter, offering balloon rides across the South West of England.
Crealy Great Adventure Parks.Clyst St Mary. Exeter. We are open from 10am daily all year round, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please check with our Visitor centre for closing times, as this does vary. Crealy
Award winning Visitor Centre for Days out in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum,Yelverton,Devon.
The Garden House is a magical place.
The Garden House
Tel: +44 (0)1822 854769
BUCKLAND ABBEY nr Yelverton
700-year-old building with fine 16th-century great hall, associated with Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville.
SALTRAM HOUSE PLYMOUTH. Beautifully appointed 18th century mansion set in 500 acre landscaped park & period garden. National Trust property features work by Adams, Chippendale & Reynolds. Shop & restaurant.
PLYMOUTH City Museum & Art Gallery Diverse range of temporary exhibitions complement changing displays drawn from large permanent collection. Free admission. Open all year, Tue-Sat & BH Mondays.
PLYMOUTH ROYAL CITADEL Plymouth Hoe Enjoy unrivalled views of Plymouth's waterfront from the ramparts of this 17th Century fort. Daily tour available throughout summer.
SMEATON'S TOWER Plymouth Hoe.
One of the world's most famous lighthouses built by John Smeaton in 1759
on the Eddystone Rocks,(14 miles SW of Plymouth).Moved to the Hoe in 1884.
National Marine Aquarium Plymouth.
State of the art setting for fascinating journey through the oceans of the world,
including a close encounter with Caribbean Sharks. Open daily.
Elizabethan House The Barbican Plymouth.
A rare example of the half-timbered home of a Tudor Sea Captain.
Plymouth Gin Distillery Tours.The Barbican Plymouth.
Guided tours around the 200 year old distillery that is home of the world famous Plymouth Gin.
MAYFLOWER STEPS, PLYMOUTH BARBICAN.
The Mayflower Steps - the symbolic spot where the Pilgrim Fathers last set foot on English soil on their journey to a new life in America.
TOTNES CASTLE. English Heritage owned Norman defence, nearly 1000 years old and one of the best examples of a motte and bailey fort. Commanding views over the town. Open all year.
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens.
Devon’s most magnificent historic gardens - a great day out for all. Bicton Gardens
Overbecks Museum & Garden -Salcombe. South Hams
National Trust. Collection of curios in Edwardian house with sub-tropical gardens and views over the Salcombe Estuary. Disabled access - wheelchair available. Refreshments.
WOODLANDS LEISURE PARK Dartmouth All weather park with unique rides, playzones & indoor attractions. Animals, birds, 500m toboggan, watercoasters & more. Cafes and take-aways. Disabled access with assistance. Woodlands
Red Cruisers Dartmouth South Hams Full Dart Cruises with commentaries between Totnes and Dartmouth. Bar, tea and coffee on all cruises. Look for the kiosks at Dartmouth Embankment.
Dartmouth Castle English Heritage Dartmouth South Hams
English Heritage owned coastal defence, 600 years old with Victorian gun battery and exhibition. Picnic spot, shop and refreshments.
Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies Buckfastleigh 01364 642916
South Devon Railway Buckfastleigh Dartmoor - South Hams Steam Railway for 7 miles along the beautiful River Dart to Totnes. Railway museum and engine sheds, with maze and childrens playground. Cafe and bookshop. Disabled access.
Pennywell Farm Adventure Buckfastleigh Dartmoor.
All weather, all day attraction with a different hands-on farm activity every half hour. Wildlife commando course, hedgehog sanctuary & playfarm. Cafe. Disabled access.