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We won’t claim to know the top reasons to come to Devon as that would be impossible to rank so in our rundown we have come up with what we think some of the best reasons to visit Devon on your next family holiday.


Devon is well known for its beaches with some people travelling hundreds of miles just to see them. The county boasts over 300 miles of coastline, where you can find just over 60 beaches that you surf, swim and relax on.  Some of the Beaches are award winning.

devon beaches

Cream Teas

No best of Devon list would be complete without creams teas. Some inferior versions have said to be floating around the UK using whipped cream, but for an authentic Devonshire cream tea you need a fresh scone, local clotted cream and some fine Strawberry preserve. Don’t be tricked, come to Devon and taste the real thing.

cream teas

Combe Martin wildlife park

Did you like the Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic Park, well come to Combe Martin to see their amazing and lifelike dinosaur displays. The park boasts the UK’s only full size animatronic T-Rex. The park is also host to a wide variety of wildlife including wolves, meerkats, sea lions, monkeys and lemurs.

combe martin wildlife park

Devonshire Ice Creams

There are over 60 varieties of local home made ice cream to try in Devon which is enough to keep you going for multiple visits. The small town of Holsworthy has an ice cream walk where you can sample over 30 farm produced ice creams. That’s sure to keep the kids quiet.

ice cream

Arlington Court

Arlington Court is a Regency house, built in 1822 and is home to a large collection of horse drawn carriages. You can walk around this stunning property and take in the wonderful Victorian décor.

arlington court

Plymouth Ice Rink

With the current interest sparked by ITV’s strictly come dancing, more and more people are flooding to the UK’s ice rinks. So when you are next on your family holiday in Devon why not pay Plymouths ice rink a visit. With a bit of practice, you to can become as good as Todd Carty who trained at the facility in the run up to his appearance on the show.

todd carty plymouth ice rink

Burts Crisps

Now getting national recognition, Burts Crisps are some of the finest hand cooked crisps you will find in the country. Each packet comes with the personal touch of the fryers name who created your crisps.

burts crisps


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