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Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor jail was built in 1809 to hold first French, then American, prisoners of war. It became a convict prison in 1850, and today is a category C jail, with capacity for 653 inmates...
Castles, Palaces & Mansions
Clinging to a wooded spur, the ruined Norman motte and keep of what was once Devon's largest castle set the scene for some picturesque rampart clambering.
Markets & Bazaars
Lakes, Rivers & Waterfalls
The 1½-mile rugged riverside hikes here snake past a series of bubbling whirlpools (including the fearsome Devil's Cauldron) to the thundering, 30m-high White Lady waterfall.
Morwellham Quay is part of the southwest's Mining World Heritage Site and offers an intriguing insight into the copper boom that gripped west Devon in the 1860s...
This gorgeous, stately home is the last castle to be built in England...
Parks & Gardens
The enchanting blend of landscapes here make this garden one of the best in Devon. Its 8 acres encompass wildflower meadows and South African planting, Acer glades and a walled cottage garden...
Museums & Galleries
Remnants from Tavistock's now vanished abbey sit in this traditional but excellent museum alongside artefacts of the town's copper mining heydays...
The last working water-powered forge in England sits at the end of a 4-mile (3½-hour) walk east along the Tarka Trail from Okehampton.
Beaches, Islands & Waterfronts
Today Salcombe is a smart holiday hotspot, but in the 17th century the town had a very different trade. Salcombe's fishermen worked the Newfoundland Banks...
The towering cliffs at the 16th-century Hartland Quay are among the most spectacular in the region – the peninsula rises 350ft above sea level...
When you arrive at the door of this honey-grey Regency manor house you're invited to ring the bell, so you can be welcomed as a guest...
A slanting chunk of grass-topped rock, 10-hectare, tidal Burgh Island is connected to Bigbury-on-Sea by a stretch of sand at low tide...
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