It’s to be expected that there won’t be any shortage of activities and attractions in an area that has had a strong focus on tourism for many decades, and North Devon doesn’t let the side down. There’s something for everyone here, and enough to keep those that fall in love with the area busy for many visits after their initial one.
The rugged and magnificent coastline is one of North Devon’s star attractions, no doubt about it. Some of the highest cliffs in England, and river valleys gorging their way through to the sea, contrast wonderfully with outstanding sandy beaches and intimate little coves along this 90-mile stretch of coastline, and understandably it is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Exploring it can take days, or longer, as you will keep happening upon places where you want to linger, such is the beauty and interest to be enjoyed. The communities that you’ll discover along the way all have good reason for spending time in, whether it’s just to explore the streets, history, shops and museums, or to have a meal or even use as your base.
The inland area of North Devon, spacious in its nature, has plenty of appeal for the visitor, and no shortage of beauty with its green rolling hills. Included is part of Exmoor National Park, which also spans into the neighbouring county of Somerset. A combination of high, treeless ground and steep sided river valleys, Exmoor offers a wonderful opportunity for the outdoors enthusiast, and to those that want to get back to nature. Well preserved, and with plenty of walking trails crisscrossing the landscape, joining one community with another, being on foot is arguably the best way to really get in touch with the soul of Exmoor.
For families, there are plenty of great attractions, large and small, in North Devon, some of which help tell the story of the area’s history and heritage. Theme parks, gardens, zoos, aquariums, historic buildings, and steam railway lines are all available to keep the young and old happy, and throughout the year there is an abundance of live entertainment and festivals for everyone to enjoy. The Tarka Trail offers 180 miles of cycling and walking opportunities, mostly in a figure 8 in Devon, but also overlapping into Somerset. It’s hardly surprising that North Devon is so well known for its adventure opportunities, although for some it is still considered to be their favourite place to truly relax, and what better way to do that than to find one’s own spot on a beautiful sandy beach, of which there are plenty in this part of the World?!
WLE SELECTED THINGS TO DO
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