For a long time Devon has been a popular destination with Brits seeking a domestic holiday. Situated in the South West of England, Devon is home to some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes. From hilly rural walks to surfing and building sandcastles, Devon is a great destination for those who love the outdoors making it a great choice for family and active holidays.
As Devon is a large area and has always been popular destination for holidaymakers, there is plenty of choice for accommodation. Indeed, Devon has perhaps the most accommodation offerings in the whole of the UK.
Hotels are the most popular type of accommodation and come in a whole range of options from luxury hotels with every creature comfort you could desire through to cheap, basic hotels for those who just plan on using their hotel as a base.
Cheaper accommodation comes in the form of bed and breakfasts. Many farmers, in an attempt to diversify their income, rent out rooms in their house to travellers for a small fee and at the other end of the spectrum there are larger bed and breakfasts which have similar prices to small hotels.
Self-catering accommodation is often a popular choice when on holiday in Devon. There are plenty of holiday cottages in Devon. Some cottages are in prime locations and others are more secluded, perfect for those looking for a relaxing rural break.
Undeniably, one of Devon’s biggest draws is its stunning coastline. There are plenty of beaches to be found throughout Devon. If you love surfing and longboarding or you just want to try something different, you will find the best waves and wind in the north of Devon.
In East Devon you will find part of the 95 mile long Jurassic Coastline, the World Heritage Site worthy coast which runs from East Devon all the way to Dorset. As well as being visually stunning, this important stretch of coast is rich in fossil sites and coastal geomorphologic features.
One of the best ways to fully appreciate Devon’s beautiful landscape is to simply take a walk through it. With more than 3,500 miles of foot path and routes of differing ability, walking is a must when in Devon, regardless whether you are an amateur or a seasoned walker. One of the most popular routes in Devon is the 630 mile long South West Coast Path.
Kents Cavern is the name of a cave system situated in Torquay which is famous for its archaeological and geological value. The cave is the UK’s oldest know human settlement and one of Europe’s top Ice Age caves. The cave itself is fascinating and has a number of activities to keep children excited such as a dig area and a trail quest.
With many harbours, lakes and rivers, Devon is a great destination for boating and a canoeing. There are a number of outlets that lease out equipment. In addition, whether you are novice or just want to learn how to boat better, there are a number of boating schools that offer both half-day and full-day lessons.