Four Places I’d Love To Visit In Devon

Four Places I’d Love To Visit In Devon
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

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!

Exeter CathedralPhoto from Claire at Tin Box Traveller

Exeter

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

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.

Ilfacombe

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!

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*This post has been written in collaboration with Marsden but all thoughts, opinions and trip planning is my own.

20 Comments

  1. July 17, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    I’ve always heard how beautiful Devon is, I’m yet to visit but would love too. Be perfect at this current time x

  2. July 18, 2018 / 1:33 am

    Devon is running my brother lives in Cornwall just down the road from Plymouth and both are fantastic places to visit I would definitely suggest checking them out x

  3. July 18, 2018 / 10:04 am

    We’ve never visited Exeter but would like to as well. It’s a very pretty city! Plymouth is nice too and they have a great oceanarium!

  4. July 18, 2018 / 10:14 am

    I recognise that lighthouse! We went to Plymouth years ago for an awards ceremony and loved the area. I’d go back in a heartbeat. 🙂

  5. July 18, 2018 / 11:09 am

    Devon is such a beautiful part of the country – I definitely need to visit some more places there. A gorgeous area.

  6. July 18, 2018 / 11:45 am

    There are so many beautiful places to visit in The UK and Devon is certainly an area I’d love to explore more. Wonderful places to visit and fantastic places to see.

  7. July 19, 2018 / 9:52 am

    I’ve never been to Devon but my dad works down there quite often and loves the scenery. I really should go, the drive is just so long from the North East! xxx

  8. Sam Jeffery
    July 19, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    I have been to both Plymouth and Ilfracombe, and loved every minute of it! I hope you get to visit there soon!

  9. July 20, 2018 / 10:05 am

    I love Exeter! We are only in Bristol so not far at all but we’ve not been there much until last half term where we spent four days at log cabin near the city, it was wonderful! x

  10. July 25, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    The North Devon Hawk Walks sound great I’d love to do that. Exmoor sounds like a great place to visit. The red stag safari sounds like fun!!! I think my kids would love it too.

  11. Tonya Tardiff
    July 25, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Devon sounds absolutely beautiful. I have not been to the UK yet, but I’m dying to visit! I am a gin girl too, so that distillery sounds amazing!

  12. July 26, 2018 / 2:11 am

    I would love to visit them all, too! Hopefully, in 3 years’ time, when the kids are bit bigger, we can have more adventures abroad. Right now, still paying for a lot of things. It’s okay though. That’s life. Or maybe I can win in a raffle? haha Who knows?

  13. July 26, 2018 / 9:23 am

    I would love to visit them all – I love to travel, especially to experience different cultures and its people! I think I’d like to go Exeter Cathedral (I love visiting religious places and marvelling at their architecture and wondering how it could have been built). This cathedral’s architecture is staggering and imposing – I’d love to learn its history 🙂

  14. July 26, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Would love to visit Devon one day. The information you have shared here is really helpful and does make it easy to pick this wonderful destination. The fact that Exmoor is one of the biggest national parks in England adds to our curiosity now!

  15. Elizabeth O
    July 26, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Devon looks so amazing, a perfect seaside down in the UK. It seems like there are so many great things to do too, I do hope you get to visit all these places.

  16. Rosey
    July 26, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    I wouldn’t mind going to Exmoor. It’s been awhile since we traveled abroad. I’m ready for another trip.

  17. July 26, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I have been to Exmoor but I haven’t been to the others. I do love Devon though it is so beautiful and peaceful! Its great for a getaway.

  18. July 27, 2018 / 2:35 am

    I have never been to any of these places and I’d love to visit them all as well. Plymouth sounds like my kind of place and I’m sure I’ll have the best time there!

  19. July 30, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Devon looks like an amazing place to visit. I would love to explore ilfacombe <3 It sounds like my kinda place

  20. July 31, 2018 / 11:08 am

    first im hearing of Devon. thanks! Se manifique moments captured. Great views and vibes.
    although i do recall a book based in a place called Devon Heights but it was fiction so the place might have bbeen too lol

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