Also known as Devonshire, Devon is a county in the South West region of England. As of 2014, it has an estimated population of 1,135,700. Its county town is Exeter and it has 10 districts. The county is blessed with sandy shores, ports and fishing towns, which is not surprising why tourism plays an important role in its economy. Devon enjoys mild climate and is a consistent tourist destination in England. Most visitors go to Dartmoor and Exmoor areas, taking pleasure of the coasts and national parks.
Devon holidays are popular especially now that transport is more developed. It is a top destination for weekend getaways, romantic trips or beach holidays. The county has two coastlines, the Celtic Sea and Bristol Channel in the north, and the English Channel in the south. The Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks lie in Devon and apart from these two; the county has an extensive rural area and charming villages.
The small towns in the south are also famous tourist spots. Paignton and Torquay are major seaside resort towns. Exmouth is home to the Jurassic World Heritage Site. The northern side is also very rural except for the towns Bideford, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Great Torrington. It boasts the highest cliffs in Britain. Choose from family attractions, historic sites and natural attractions when you visit Devon.
Beer – Beer is a small village in Lyme Bay, Jurassic Coast. It is a top fishing destination made enticing by the charming cottages and stone structures. It offers such picturesque scenery. You can truly relax and appreciate the beauty of nature and catch a glimpse of the county’s history.
Dartmouth – Dartmouth is a coastal town in Devon, and is the place to go for another dose of fishing and some water activities.
Closest Airport: Exeter International Airport – 5 Miles
Closest City Centre: Exeter – 5 Miles
Closest Must-See location outside Devon: St. Michael’s Mount – 88 Miles