DEVON ATTRACTIONS:Great places to visit in Devon.
MOUNT EDGCUMBE nr 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.
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 restauarant, 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
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. http://www.crealy.co.uk/
Award winning Visitor Centre for Days out in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Garden House is a magical place.
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.
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.
Try this site for more West Country action.
More Events in the Southwest
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.
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.http://www.greatbritishgardens.co.uk/overbecks.htm 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. http://www.theheritagetrail.co.uk/castles/dartmouth%20castle.htm 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. South Hams All weather, all day attraction with a different hands-on farm activity every half hour. Wildlife commando course, hedgehog sanctuary & playfarm. Cafe. Disabled access. http://www.pennywellfarm.co.uk/