Lying on the south western English coast between Hampshire and Cornwall, the West Country county of Devon is sure to captivate visitors with its stunning array of picturesque coastline, ancient Roman and medieval sites, exciting cities and tranquil countryside. This is a great place to take a family vacation and nature lovers will really be in their element as they take the time to explore all that Devon has to offer.
The county of Devon separates Cornwall from the rest of England and includes some of the most untouched areas of English countryside. Exeter is the best base for those wishing to explore the moorlands of Exmoor and the wilderness of Dartmoor, havens for outdoor enthusiasts seeking some solitude from the comparatively busy coastal resorts and towns. The city itself has fine restaurants and some of the best nightlife in the region. On the coast, the main city of Plymouth is worth a visit to sample some of England’s illustrious maritime history.
Sprinkled along the Devon coast are a number of outstanding beach resorts ideal for enjoying water sports such as swimming and windsurfing.
Bournemouth is famous for its clean sandy beaches, while Torquay and other East Devon resorts combine to make up the English Rivera. All towns in the area have quality accommodation, excellent restaurants and an assortment of vibrant nightlife activities.
Dartmoor National Park is just waiting to be discovered by nature lovers and this large and lovely green zone offers a wide range of interesting activities to take part in. Hiking and trekking are popular activities here and there are lots of enchanting nature travels to follow. Keen bird watchers will be able to spend time looking out for many of the unique species of fine feathered friends that inhabit the area, while the kids are sure to have fun exploring the area on the back of a pony.