Five reasons to love Devon

While the majority of visitors to England head to the fantastic capital of London, we think the county of Devon has a huge variety of draws that make it a fantastic place to visit and live. Here are just a few reasons why we love Devon!

The coast

From small coves to long open stretches of beach, Devon has some fantastic coastline that’s great to explore. Here in Torbay, perhaps the best spot is Broadsands Beach, with its colourful beach huts and steam train passing just behind the beautiful beach


The food

The county is home to the Devonshire Cream Tea (cream then jam!), has some brilliant places for fish ‘n’ chips by the seaside and arguably home of the pasty!

The Countryside

Devon is home to Dartmoor National Park, a vast area of open countryside, but you don’t need to go far to find open space and peaceful villages. For example, Just a short walk from Torquay seafront you have Cockington Village – with its thatched cottages, beautiful woodland walks and a selection independent shops, it’s a great place to visit.

The history

In Devon, you’re never far from landmarks that reveal its rich history. From castles and churches to manors and abbeys, there’s lots to explore.

The Cities

The county’s two cities of Exeter and Plymouth are equally great places to visit at any time of year. If visiting Exeter, a good way to find out more about the city is by joining one of the many free Red Coat walking tours.

Plymouth’s coastal location means it has a huge amount of maritime history. The Barbican, a great harbourside area, and the Hoe, a large open space with stunning views and iconic lighthouse are perhaps the best places to explore.