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

$32.28 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.

$168.14 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Hot Air Balloon Champagne Flight from Tiverton

Come ballooning over Mid Devon and see the rolling countryside and pretty villages and towns 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.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 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.

$168.14 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

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

Come ballooning over beautiful Devon 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.

$168.14 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Hot Air Balloon Champagne Flight from South Devon

Make your own way to Lee Mill, just outside of Plymouth, in time for your 6am or 6pm flight (depending on option chosen). Meet your pilot and crew, and listen to a full safety briefing, before being transferred to the launch site. You can then get involved with setting up the balloon or just watch as the gigantic balloon is inflated. Climb aboard and take off over the beautiful villages and countryside of south Devon. Sip a glass of Champagne as you watch the sun rise or set along the coast, then glide inland and listen as your pilot points out sights of interest, including the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. On landing the crew will have followed you with vehicles and trailers and will be waiting for you - if you want, you can get involved and help packing up the balloon. Finally, return to the meeting point, where you will be presented with your flight certificate, signed by your pilot. Please note: The hot air balloon flight lasts around an hour but you will be with your crew for up to four hours. You will fly at dusk or dawn when the winds are usually at their calmest - meeting times are typically between 5.30am and 6.30am for a morning flight, or 2-3 hours before sunset. Flights may be cancelled or postponed due to unsuitable weather conditions.

$53.80 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.

$376.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Devon Plymouth and Dartmoor Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

This tour is for a maximum of 7 people in a luxury Land Rover Discovery. You will be collected from your hotel by your local guide, and you will journey to Plymouth where you will step on to the world famous Plymouth Hoe with its panoramic views and stunning historical significance. Hear about Drake and the Armada, see Smeatons Tower the iconic lighthouse which once stood on the fearsome Eddystone reef 14 miles offshore as well as numerous other tales of this great seafaring City. You then arrive at the Barbican visiting the Mayflower Steps and museum, seeing the Elizabethan House and visiting the place where it is said the Pilgrim fathers had their last meal before setting out for the new world in 1620.Next your guide will drive you to the historic Royal William Yard, the stunning collection of grade one listed buildings that used to supply the provisions for the Royal Navy. A short walk visits places of real historic significance, including the spot where a voyage once left which changed the whole understanding of the world. Lunch taken here or en route depending upon your preferences (not included in the price). Set off for Dartmoor and your driver guide will explain the history of the moor, and you will visit one of the famous granite tors, where you can climb up to see fantastic views of the surrounding area. The choice of tor will depend on the guests wishes and abilities, so can range from a stiff climb, to a single step up just a few meters from the car for those who are unable to scale the hills. You'll go to Princetown, location of the infamous Dartmoor prison, and hear stories of escapes attempts and dastardly deeds and then visit other areas of Dartmoor including Postbridge, before returning to your hotel.