Photo taken by Gemma of An Ocean Glimmer
Other than our big holiday next year there’s going to be a lot of saving going on meaning going abroad on holiday is something which probably won’t happen all that often so I’m looking at having more day trips and weekends away in the UK and Devon is such a good option. A few years back me and my friends hired a cottage in North Devon and had a lovely weekend away full of exploring the scenery and going to beautiful beaches. Then earlier this month me and Luke headed South to go glamping so it seemed only right to do a post about Devon as it’s the biggest county in the South West of the country.
Plymouth is a port city in South Devon and I’ve been meaning to visit for ages. The city is known for it’s maritime history and the old town is full of traditional narrow, cobbled streets lined with boutiques and independent stores. The National Marine Aquarium is located in Sutton Harbour and I am a huge fan of aquariums so would love to catch a glimpse of the sharks. Being a port city it’s home to the Plymouth Fisheries market and if you’re going to buy fresh fish a market is the place to do it. Another thing I’d love to do in Plymouth is visit the Plymouth Gin distillery because your girl loves a good gin!
Photo from Claire at Tin Box Traveller
I’d love to head to Exeter mainly to see the Cathedral as it looks incredible in photos. I am a huge fan of cathedrals and religious buildings in general as they’re so ornate and this one is 900 years old and is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in the UK.
Exmoor is one of the biggest national parks in England and I’d love to spend some time hear just relaxing away from the world, blowing away the cobwebs and spending time outside which is something I don’t do enough of. There’s a chance to go horse riding across the Moorland and considering I’ve never ridden a horse before I can’t think of a better backdrop for it. North Devon Hawk Walks is located hear which is a falconry school and having done a little of this before I know how much fun I had. Finally there’s also the chance to go on a Red Stag Safari where you will be guided in a Land Rover Discovery 3 and shown landmarks, geology and traditions from the area and you never know spot a red stag if you’re lucky.
This is where I headed with my friends a few years back and the seaside town was stunning with rugged cliffs around the coastline, a lovely harbour and loads of independent shops and stuff in the town. There’s nothing better than getting a fresh ice cream from the seafront and last time we went we had some of the best cream scones I’ve ever had, it must be being so close to Cornwall and all the clotted cream!