In the last few years, the headlines have been full of stories about the increasing popularity of UK holidays, and while we may blame the economy for this, we can also thank it. An ever growing number of people are waking up to what the UK has to offer, which includes the rich and varied county of Devon.

Devon is a county for those who love the great outdoors. Visitors are drawn to the mix of scenic countryside, unique coastline, and the wild and rugged National Parks. You can explore nature reserves, walk or cycle down one of the popular routes, or surf and explore one of the famous beaches. Whether you are an active visitor, a beach bum, or someone who values the learning experience, the landscape of Devon will not disappoint.

While Devon is proud of its natural heritage, its history, culture, traditions and people are also celebrated, through the many museums across the county, where you can find out about lace and wool making, maritime history, and agricultural heritage. The towns and villages across Devon, also provide ample opportunities for shopping, sampling local produce, and enjoying a Devon Cream Tea. The family will be fully entertained as well, with choices including Paignton Zoo, Milky Way Adventure Park, Babbacombe Model Village, Go Ape Outdoor Centre, and the South Devon Heritage Steam Railway. For the adults, there is the Clovelly Court Gardens, Escot Park, and the impressive Buckfast Abbey, along with Dartington Crystal, and Bradworthy Transport Museum to tempt you with a day trip or afternoon out.

Take a look around the site, and you’ll find pages dedicated to some of the key towns and villages in the area, such as Bideford, Dartmoor, Ilfracombe, and Plymouth. There’s a snapshot of the things to see and do in and around each town and village, an overview of the amenities available, and a look at the holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation on offer.

It might be that you’ve already booked a holiday cottage in Devon, and just want to find out more about the area, or you’ve always wanted to visit, and need some information to help you decide what to do, and where to go. Either way, these pages should help you plan your visit to Devon, whether you’re planning a group trip, a couples retreat, or a family holiday.