Welcome to Devon & Cornwall


World-Class Coastline

There's one aspect of the West Country that's impossible to miss – and that's its truly epic coastline. Bordered on three sides by sea, the combined coastlines of Devon and Cornwall stretch for more than 530 miles, encompassing every example of coastal scenery along the way: plunging cliffs, huge sandy bays, secluded coves, craggy headlands and postcard-pretty fishing villages aplenty. There's a beach to suit all tastes, whether you're here to laze in the sunshine, paddle in the blue or set out in search of the perfect wave. And while many areas are well-known, with a good map and an adventurous spirit, solitude is never too far away.

Living History

Whether it's the silhouette of a crumbling castle on a lonely hilltop, or the spectre of moody mine-stacks spiking the horizon, the region's history plays out wherever you look. From its long legacy of fishing and seafaring to its illustrious mining heritage, Devon and Cornwall are crammed with fascinating reminders of the past. You could while away your days exploring ancient hill-forts or mysterious stone circles, marvel at the ambition of the region's great gardens and country houses, or find yourself venturing inside a decommissioned tin mine, an underground telegraph station or even a working lighthouse.

The Great Outdoors

If you want to experience the region’s landscapes at their finest, get active. Hiking trails and cycling paths criss-cross the countryside, and the South West Coast Path winds its way through a kaleidoscope of coastal landscapes. But there are many more ways to get active: coasteering over rocky crags, kayaking down a wooded creek, paddle-boarding to a remote cove or stargazing under pitch-black night skies. And there's a wealth of wildlife to spot too, from Exmoor's wild deer to the Lizard's red-billed choughs – and you'll never forget your first glimpse of a wild dolphin or basking shark.

Foodie Feasts

Fantastic fish and farm-made cheeses, small-batch beers and world-class wines, Michelin-starred bistros and quirky beach cafes: Devon and Cornwall can now proudly claim to be one of Britain's most exciting places to eat and drink. There's a good reason several of the UK's top chefs have decided to make their home here – some of Britain's best produce can be found right on their doorstep. Whether it’s cracking open a fresh crab, barbecuing fish on the beach, picnicking on the cliffs or tucking into a traditional Cornish pasty, there’s a wealth of foodie experiences waiting out west.


Top experiences in Devon & Cornwall

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Devon & Cornwall activities

$32.04 Outdoor Activities

Gun Range Shooting Experience in Newton Abbot

There are three fantastic gun ranges to select from: If you choose the one hour package your time can be split over two of the three ranges, but if you go for the 1.5 hour package you can experience all three of the ranges.You will be provided with all of the equipment, guns ammunition, targets and air. You'll also be given you unlimited training and advice to ensure that you hit the target.The three ranges on offer are:- The 20 meter Air Rifle Range with either a sitting or standing shooting bench, and a choice of either paper, spinning or knockdown targets.- The Rapid Fire pistol range is a fun action packed range where you can unload a full magazine in just a few seconds if you wish.- The Simway Shooting Simulator is the worlds most advanced shooting and hunting simulator and it gives you an extremely realistic big screen experience. Choose from Clay, Skeet, Target, Driven Boar, Moose and even a Wild West shoot out.

$160.18 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Hot Air Balloon Champagne Flight from Tiverton

Come ballooning over beautiful Tiverton and see the dramatic county from above! The flight will last about an hour but you will be with your crew for 3-4 hours. The experience also includes a glass of champagne and a flight certificate. Balloon rides take place at dawn or dusk. On arrival at the meeting point, you will be greeted by the pilot and crew and then taken to the launch site that has been chosen for that day. You can then get involved with setting up the balloon or just watch. After a briefing from your pilot, you will take to the air and drift over beautiful villages and stunning countryside. On landing the crew will have followed you with vehicles and trailers and they will meet you and pack the balloon away - most people like to be involved in this as well! They will then return you to the original meeting point and present you with your certificate signed by your pilot. Don’t forget to bring your camera to catch this moment. You will fly at dusk or dawn when the winds are usually at their calmest. For a morning flight you meet between 5.30am and 6.30am and in the evening, usually two to three hours before sunset. It's recommended that you dress in clothing suitable for a countryside walk and the weather/temperature for the time of year. You may also choose to bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the burners! Please note that ballooning is weather dependent. If you've ever wanted to see Devon from a different angle, then a hot air balloon ride offers a fantastic opportunity to view the famous county from above. Aerosaurus Balloons offers magical flight experiences taking off from various hand-picked launch sites across the South West England.

$160.18 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

1-hour Sunrise or Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride from Exeter

Come ballooning over beautiful Exeter and see the dramatic county from above! The flight will last about an hour but you will be with your crew for 3-4 hours. The experience also includes a glass of champagne and a flight certificate. Balloon rides take place at dawn or dusk. On arrival at the meeting point, you will be greeted by the pilot and crew and then taken to the launch site that has been chosen for that day. You can then get involved with setting up the balloon or just watch. After a briefing from your pilot, you will take to the air and drift over beautiful villages and stunning countryside. On landing the crew will have followed you with vehicles and trailers and they will meet you and pack the balloon away - most people like to be involved in this as well! They will then return you to the original meeting point and present you with your certificate signed by your pilot. Don’t forget to bring your camera to catch this moment. You will fly at dusk or dawn when the winds are usually at their calmest. For a morning flight you meet between 5.30am and 6.30am and in the evening, usually two to three hours before sunset. It's recommended that you dress in clothing suitable for a countryside walk and the weather/temperature for the time of year. You may also choose to bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the burners! Please note that ballooning is weather dependent. If you've ever wanted to see Exeter from a different angle, then a hot air balloon ride offers a fantastic opportunity to view the famous county from above. Aerosaurus Balloons offers magical flight experiences taking off from various hand-picked launch sites across the South West England.

$160.18 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Hot Air Balloon Champagne Flight from South Devon

On arrival at the meeting point, you will be greeted by the pilot and crew and then taken to the launch site that has been chosen for that day. You can then get involved with setting up the balloon or just watch. After a briefing from your pilot, you will take to the air and you will drift over beautiful villages and countryside. On landing the crew will have followed you with vehicles and trailers and they will meet you and pack the balloon away - most people like to be involved in this as well! They will then return you to the meeting point and present you with your certificate signed by your pilot. Don’t forget to bring your camera to catch this moment. You will fly at dusk or dawn when the winds are usually at their calmest. For a morning flight you meet at between 5.30am and 6.30am and in the evening, usually two to three hours before sunset. It's recommended that you dress in clothing suitable for a countryside walk and the weather/temperature for the time of year. You may also choose to bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the burners! Please note ballooning is weather dependent. If you've ever wanted to see South Devon from a different angle, then a hot air balloon ride offers a fantastic opportunity to view the town and surrounding countryside from above. Aerosaurus Balloons offers magical flight experiences taking off from various hand-picked launch sites across the South West England.

$243.48 Outdoor Activities

Dartmoor Photography Workshop

We will walk to destinations that offer a kaleidoscope of colour, taking advantage of the opportunities that cross our path discovering those Gems of Dartmoor. It might be an ancient clapper bridge, a stone cross, an ancient Bronze Age settlement or a hut circle, where folklore and myths shroud each place in mystery. I will give you hints and tips about composing great images along with all the technical detail required such as settings, composition and light. While unravelling the mysteries that each destination holds. This workshop is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the Hidden Gems of Dartmoor and the fundamentals of great photography enabling you to capture its unique scenery. We will tailor the day to your or your groups interests where this is your day to enjoy and learn in a stunning environment. It is ideal for entry-level photographers or more advanced photographers with the overall aim to increase your photography skills while igniting your passion for Dartmoor.  Some key areas you will learn throughout the day! 1) Understanding how best to get the most from your camera. Whether you are a beginner having just purchased your camera or an experienced photographer Malcolm will work with you to improve your images capturing great shots from the start. Malcolms hands on approach sets beginners up with the right camera settings from the very beginning so you can spend your time enjoying Dartmoor while learning about composition, light and camera settings. Malcolm is known for keeping it simple and helping people improve their photography skills out on location without getting drawn into the technical details behind all the settings. You will leave the day with an increase in your photography skills while igniting your passion for Dartmoor. Knowledge – What all the camera settings mean and which are important to you… Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO, Composition the rule of thirds and the importance of “shapes” within an image, how to maximise one location or shot to achieve three images, shooting for print, social media and website use. 2) Learn about the Hidden Gems of Dartmoor visiting locations off the beaten track. 3) Learn the history and mysteries of each destination and subject matter in your images Give more meaning to your photos by understanding the history and location of the subject matter which forms them. Rather than just capturing a great shot and not knowing anything about the location. 4) Learn how to make the most of a location and the light 5) Understand more about the history and the conservation which takes place on Dartmoor Breakfast at www.brimptsfarm.co.uk included along with a locally produced (hamper) pick nick lunch which we will enjoy out on one of Dartmoor’s stunning Tors.

$53.20 Outdoor Activities

Newton Abbot Gun Range Shooting Experience at Night

There are three fantastic gun ranges for you to experience, your time will be split over the three ranges during the evening. You will be provided with all of the equipment, guns ammunition, targets and air. You'll also be given you unlimited training and advice to ensure that you hit the target.The three ranges on offer are:- The 20 meter Air Rifle Range with either a sitting or standing shooting bench, and a choice of either paper, spinning or knockdown targets.- The Rapid Fire pistol range is a fun action packed range where you can unload a full magazine in just a few seconds if you wish.- The Simway Shooting Simulator is the worlds most advanced shooting and hunting simulator and it gives you an extremely realistic big screen experience. Choose from Clay, Skeet, Target, Driven Boar, Moose and even a Wild West shoot out.