South Devon is no less beautiful in autumn than it is in summer. The weather may be chillier, but popular attractions are less busy and taking a walk along the beach is a great way to blow away the cobwebs. Take a trip over to the famous Burgh Island.
Culture and heritage
Devon is a wonderful getaway – perfect for a relaxing retreat, an action-packed adventure or a fun-filled family holiday. You’ll love the historic buildings, museums and gardens of its stunning market towns and the great outdoors of the Dartmoor National Park.
GWR trains call at a number of major towns in Devon’s coastal and countryside regions including Torquay, Barnstaple and Totnes. Whether you’re heading to the beach or travelling inland to hike, Devon’s scenic roads offer a great way to explore the region by car and bus.
Food and drink
Devon is blessed with some fantastic restaurants, cafes, pubs and lively food festivals, making it the perfect place for anyone with a love of good grub. Try the tasty local produce and superb seafood and don’t miss the chance to enjoy a Devonshire Cream Tea - with cream on the scone then jam, unlike in Cornwall where it’s jam first then cream.
Sport and outdoors
If you love sport and the great outdoors, you’re spoilt for choice in Devon. Hop on a bike and ride the coastal paths, or head to Dartmoor where you’ll find a huge range of activities like horse riding, canoeing, climbing and even wild swimming for the brave.
Music and nightlife
There’s no shortage of live music on offer across the region, from local acts performing in pubs to events like the annual three day Dart Music Festival. And for a cultural night out, why not see what’s on at Buckfast Abbey’s open air theatre?
Enjoying a shopping experience that’s a refreshing change from the norm is easy in Devon. The region is packed with quirky, independent stores, with Dartmouth and Totnes among the most popular places to visit. For big-name retailers, Exeter and Plymouth are your best bet.
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