Why we love Devon in the autumn

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.


Exeter Cathedral is a spectacular gothic cathedral, while Coleton Fishacre is a stunning 1920s country retreat. Meet a huge range of friendly farm animals at Pennywell Farm. Learn the ancient skill of archery at Dartmoor’s Dragon Archery Centre. Enjoy some of the region’s best arts and crafts at Cockington Court Country Park, or visit the famous Exmoor National Park.

Visit the spectacular Exeter Cathedral.

Enjoy the stunning landscape of Devon.

  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 Jazz and Ale 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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You can take your bike with you on the train if you have made a reservation.

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