Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Exeter

Exeter Cathedral

Magnificent in warm, honey-coloured stone, Exeter's cathedral is one of Devon’s most impressive ecclesiastical sights. Dating largely from the 12th and 13th centuries, the west front is framed by extraordinary medie…
Top Choice Historic Building in Dartmouth & the Dart Estuary

Greenway

High on Devon’s must-see list, the captivating summer home of crime writer Agatha Christie sits beside the placid River Dart. Part-guided tours allow you to wander between rooms where the furnishings and knick-knack…
Top Choice Winery in Totnes

Sharpham Wine & Cheese

Three miles south of Totnes off the A381, this renowned vineyard is chiefly known for its crisp, sparkling white wines, as well as its delicious cheeses. Perched above the meandering River Dart, it's become one of t…
Top Choice Historic Site in Clovelly

Clovelly Historic Village

Clovelly is privately owned, and admission is charged at the hilltop visitor centre. The village's cobbled streets are so steep that cars can't cope, so supplies are brought in by sledge; you'll see these big bread …
Top Choice Historic Building in Barnstaple

Arlington Court

The honey-grey Regency manor house of Arlington Court exudes charm, from the model ships and shells collected by the owners, to the produce-packed walled kitchen garden. Its stables house the National Trust Carriage…
Top Choice Cave in Beer

Beer Quarry Caves

Beer's creamy chalk cliffs hint at the presence of a seam of high-quality masonry material called Beer stone. It's been used in countless famous buildings, including 24 cathedrals, the Tower of London and Windsor Ca…
Top Choice Museum in Exeter

RAMM

A fixture on the city's cultural scene since Victorian times, this hulking red-brick museum recently received a £24 million revamp. It's a treasure trove of rambling rooms, filled with glass cases of curiosities and…
Top Choice Gardens in Tavistock

Garden House

The enchanting blend of landscapes here make this garden one of the best in Devon. Its 3 hectares encompass wildflower meadows and South African planting, Acer glades and a walled cottage garden. Terraces cluster ar…
Top Choice Gardens in North Devon

RHS Rosemoor

Run by the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Rosemoor is a must-see source of green-fingered inspiration. One of only four RHS gardens open to the public nationwide, its 65 enchanting acres are a vivid,…
Top Choice Lighthouse in Start Bay

Start Point Lighthouse

Sitting on one of England's most exposed peninsulas, the 815,000 candela beam of this bright-white lighthouse can be seen for 25 nautical miles. Tours (on the hour, from 11am to 4pm) last 45 minutes and wind up hund…