Devon Travel Guide

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    Hanmers and East Coast, Lundy
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    Seaward Gun Emplacements
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Torquay

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186,396,229

Exeter

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229,516,80

Plymouth

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302,649,123

Lundy Island

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157,679,0

Ilfracombe

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55,157,52

Paignton

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65,183,82

Brixham

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60,182,3

Teignmouth

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35,52,0

Dartmouth

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98,197,18

Dartmoor National Park

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73,200,8

Totnes

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61,156,10

Barnstaple

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45,114,17

Clovelly

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49,90,1

Tavistock

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34,56,14

Sidmouth

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15,43,20

Woolacombe

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19,78,9

Exmouth

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21,56,15

Dawlish

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28,53,1

Exmoor National Park

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13,55,0

Slapton

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18,38,0

Cockington

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24,79,0

Hartland

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18,52,0

Mortehoe

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12,42,0

Newton Abbot

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20,50,22

Budleigh Salterton

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19,31,0

Widecombe in the Moor

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14,76,0

Kingswear

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16,57,0

Honiton

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1,2,10

Umberleigh

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8,19,1

Shaldon

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14,41,0

Great Torrington

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7,28,0

Salcombe

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10,21,11

Dartington

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6,20,3

Buckfastleigh

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8,27,1

Torquay

See all 186 Torquay Tips
  • The £1 ferry to Brixham

    Torquay Things to Do

    Of all the boat trips leaving the busy harbour area of Torquay , this has to be the best value. We jumped aboard the ferry for the 30 minute ride to the beautiful fishing village of Brixham for the small fee of £1 ..yes ONE POUND!! The boat drops you right into the heart of the action , lovely narrow cobbled streets , stalls and cafes serving...

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  • Meadfoot Bay Hotel

    Torquay Hotels

    This is one of the best I've found in the UK. We stayed in the Suite and it was a real spoil. The...

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  • Babbacombe Cliff Railway

    Torquay Things to Do

    Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 84 years of service.We parked in the car park for the model village as its only a 5 minute walk from here to the entrance to the Cliff Railway. For a little over £5 for a family return ticket you can climb aboard and...

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Exeter

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  • Cathedral

    Exeter Things to Do

    The Cathedral Church of St. Peter, to give it its proper name, is without doubt Exeter’s crowning glory. Built on the hill where the original Roman camp was established, it was conceived in its present form in 1114 but its history goes back even further to Saxon times when a Benedictine monastery and Minster was set up here around 670 AD. One of...

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  • Mercure Southgate Exeter

    Exeter Hotels

    This is a good quality 4-star central hotel with all the standard facilites of a classy...

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  • Prospect Inn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Exeter Restaurants

    The Prospect Inn is situated in the wonderfully vibrant quayside area of Exeter. After driving at a maximum speed of 10 mph for miles on end along the M5 motorway we arrived at Exeter in a ravenous state. Luckily I had checked VT for a suitable place to eat and made a bee-line for the Quay. Outside the Prospect Inn you will find a large outside...

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Plymouth

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  • The Hoe

    Plymouth Things to Do

    UPDATE 2015 - The Wheel is no longer here, it's been moved to Budapest! London may have its "Eye" but here in proletarian Plymouth they call a spade a spade and so Plymouth has its "Wheel". This wheel of revolving observation capsules is commandingly located on top of The Hoe and so not only provides an overview of the city but also that of The...

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  • Moorland Hotel Plymouth

    Plymouth Hotels

    Well positioned hotel on the edge of Dartmoor with staggeringly beautiful views. The staff really...

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  • Cap'n Jaspers

    5 out of 5 stars

    Plymouth Restaurants

    A Plymothian institution, Cap'n Jaspers is a glorified burger stall on the dockside in the Barbican district. Now, they don't just serve burgers, but instead foot long hot dogs, burgers with half a tonne of various meat substances in "Jasperizers" - massive burgers with 1lb of beef, bacon, cheese, tomato, onion and tonnes else you can't beat it,...

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Lundy Island

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  • St Helens Church

    Lundy Island Things to Do

    When you approach the "village" on Lundy initially on leaving the boat, there are two buildings that dominate the skyline. Away to the left you can see the Old Light (see seperate tip) but the building that most catches the eye is the much closer St. Helena's Church, also known as St. Helens. As your stay on the island continues, you become...

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  • Marisco Tavern

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lundy Island Restaurants

    It seems that many people are very concerned with the concept of "food miles" these days (i.e. how far the food has travelled from production to table) and it has to be said that the Marisco Tavern on Lundy really has to score very highly on this criterion for a good restaurant. Much of the produce is sourced from Lundy and when you consider that...

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  • Bird Ringing On Lundy

    Lundy Island Local Customs

    As well as being a major breeding site for seabirds Lundy is often used as a rest-stop by migrating birds, being the last landfall for those heading westwards, and obviously the converse for incoming flocks.Several times a year the Lundy Field Society have members visiting to record sightings and to ring visiting birds to assist with the worldwide...

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Ilfracombe

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  • Flappingly-fresh Fish!

    Ilfracombe Shopping

    S&P are a company that I've dealt with off-and-on professionally for many years and their experience as fishmongers is second to none. They have their own trawlers and a potting boat and supply many of the local hotels, restaurants and pubs with daily deliveries landed here at Ilfracombe, or the nearby Appledore Fish Dock.In 2009 they opened this...

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  • Varley House

    Ilfracombe Hotels

    Varley House certainly is a characterful building having been built at the turn of the 20th century...

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  • If Diving's Your Thing!

    Ilfracombe Things to Do

    One of the most spectacular places in the UK for diving is Lundy Island. Being a Marine Conservation Zone the crystal waters around the Island offer an unrivalled habitat for wildlife viewing whilst the many wrecks are fascinating to explore - but note that a couple of these, the Iona II and Gull Rock are protected dive sites requiring a...

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Paignton

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  • The Seashore Centre

    Paignton Things to Do

    UPDATE TO THIS REVIEW (SEPT 2014)The Seashore Centre doesn’t include access to the public for visitor information anymore I’m afraid.Their work continues just the same I’m glad to say, so it’s worth keeping this review to show how important their work is.The Seashore Centre is situated next to Goodrington Beach and Splashdown Quaywest, and is part...

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  • Preston Sands Hotel

    Paignton Hotels

    Have just returned from a short week (Monday to Friday) break at this hotel. The location is spot...

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  • Stoke Gabriel

    Paignton Off The Beaten Path

    Stoke Gabriel is one of those places that visitors tend to overlook when coming to the area, and that’s what makes it such a pleasant place to visit.It’s only about 4 miles from the centre of Paignton to this lovely village on a creek of the River Dart. The no.25 bus runs every hour and a half or so, but if you have your own transport it makes life...

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Brixham

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  • Brixham Trawler Race

    Brixham Local Customs

    If you find yourself in Brixham in June then try and time your visit to coincide with the annual Trawler Race.The organisers describe it as a major event for the trawlermen, town, and visitors - and perhaps even more importantly, a major fund raising event for local charities.The day starts fairly early with the gates to the port opening at 09.00...

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  • Brookside Guest House

    Brixham Hotels

    160 New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8DA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Greenway House Pt 4 - Greenway Today

    Brixham Things to Do

    After spending £5.4m on its restoration the National Trust (NT) opened Greenway’s doors to the public in 2009.It was extremely popular then and still is today, but the NT has various systems in place to make sure that it doesn’t get too overcrowded.There’s plenty of space in the woodland garden anyway, although its steep location means that not all...

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Teignmouth

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  • An Oddbod Of A Church

    Teignmouth Favorites

    Walking the main road towards Shaldon Bridge from the railway station I caught a glimpse of what looked like a castle on a rise in the middle of a housing estate. I didn't think Teignmouth had a castle and so a bit of investigatory digression was required.It turns out that the building is in fact a church, dedicated to St James and that its tower,...

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  • Shaldon Bridge

    Teignmouth Things to Do

    Before the opening of the bridge that links Teignmouth to Shaldon, travellers had the choice of making a crossing by the foot ferry or, if they had horses or a vehicle, making a detour of 12 to 14 miles to Newton Abbot and back.The first bridge was opened in 1827 and at 1,671 feet long was the longest wooden bridge in England, between 1838 and 1840...

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  • Teignmouth Harbour

    Teignmouth Things to Do

    Teignmouth has an historical Harbour, which has been trading for over three hundred years, and was once a major centre for crews and ships for the Newfoundland fisheries, now it is used regularly by fishing boats and yachts. The harbour itself is virtually landlocked, and provides complete shelter. The area consists of a large drying bank, called...

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Dartmouth

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  • Blackpool Sands

    Dartmouth Off The Beaten Path

    I’m sure that there must be many people from the North-West of England who are surprised to find a beach called Blackpool in this part of the world - but the famous holiday resort up north and the beach here couldn’t be more different. Blackpool Sands is a world apart from the brash, fun loving resort of Lancashire with its famous Tower, amusements...

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  • Dart Marina Hotel

    Dartmouth Hotels

    An exceptional hotel experience and a great place with its own marina, situated in the beautiful...

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  • Oldest secular building in Dartmouth

    Dartmouth Restaurants

    From a visitor’s perspective, there is one hostelry that shouldn’t really be missed when visiting Dartmouth - and that’s The Cherub.Although the food and drink are fine, it’s the building that steals the show. Built around 1380, this former Merchant’s House is the oldest secular building in Dartmouth and the only complete medieval house. It...

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Dartmoor National Park

  • Remote Wayside Inn

    Dartmoor National Park Restaurants

    If you’re driving across Dartmoor it’s inevitable that you’ll come across The Warren House Inn.The B3212 crosses the moor from east to west and between Moretonhampstead and Postbridge lies this remote public house.At 434m above sea level it’s the highest inn in Southern England and a magnet for tourists using this road, so should I have put it...

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  • Ilsington Country House Hotel

    Dartmoor National Park Hotels

    OK I've actually worked here and have been put up in one of the rooms without having to pay for it....

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  • Crockern Tor

    Dartmoor National Park Things to Do

    One of the most characteristic features of Dartmoor are the numerous tors that crop up amongst the landscape. I use that term because they are, in actual fact, outcrops of granite that have been weathered over the years to form these unmistakeable icons of the moor. There are well in excess of a hundred tors and most of them have a name, and there...

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Totnes

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  • The Waterman's Arms at Bow Bridge

    Totnes Off The Beaten Path

    If any of you took a look at a review I did recently entitled ‘Explore the villages of the River Dart by car’, you would have noticed that I mentioned the Waterman’s Arms at Bow Bridge.Not to be confused with a pub of the same name in Totnes town centre, the Waterman’s Arms is set in an idyllic location next to Bow Bridge where the Harbourne River...

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  • Royal Seven Stars Hotel

    Totnes Hotels

    Built in 1660, the 2* Seven Stars Hotel is very much ingrained in Totnes. There is a great bar, ball...

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  • The Oldest Pub in Totnes

    Totnes Restaurants

    There is no shortage of eating and drinking establishments in Totnes, and no matter what your preferences are there’s bound to be something to suit everyone.I’ve always been a pub man and so you’ll find that most of my reviews will be based around pubs. The trouble is that I never know whether to include them under nightlife or restaurants, so...

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Barnstaple

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  • The Best Pastie In Town!!

    Barnstaple Restaurants

    I'm not quite sure whether this is a "Shopping Tip" or a "Restaurant Tip" but for the time being I'll put it here (and I might put a variant under shopping too at a later date).I must have walked past this place 100's of times but for some reason was never tempted to pop in. Why? I don't know. It always looked like a nice little bakers but I never...

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  • The Imperial Hotel

    Barnstaple Hotels

    Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, EX32 8NB, uk

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The Great Quay

    Barnstaple Things to Do

    The Great Quay is represented by the sunken area in front of Queen Anne's walk. Here you will find a mosaic feature which represents the town's maritime history. Here ships would land and unload exotic cargos and it is from here that locally made cloth and pottery would be exported to places as far afield as North America and the West Indies.The...

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Clovelly

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  • The Perfect Village Shop

    Clovelly Shopping

    Whilst Clovelly comes across very much a tourist village for those that merely come here for a day-trip it is in fact a community in its own right and as such does need its local shop. The village Post Office certainly fulfills that. Here you can pick up your morning paper on the way to work, your daily bread, plus all the usual necessities of life...

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  • Percy's at Coombeshead

    Clovelly Hotels

    Virginstow, , Clovelly EX21 5EA

  • For Your Traditional Devon Cream Tea!

    Clovelly Restaurants

    This is the place for your light lunch or snack here in the village if you're not tempted by either of the pub's offerings. This is a perfect old-fashioned "Tea-room" with frilly lace tablecloths in pleasantly atmospheric surroundings and with the added bonus of a sunny courtyard overlooking the bay. But please don't sit on the dry-stone pebbled...

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Tavistock

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  • Continuing The Foodie Theme

    Tavistock Shopping

    Lawsons is a family-owned, Devon retail business, specialising in Kitchenware and Homeware. They have four shops in the County, at Ivybridge (the HQ), Plymouth, Totnes and here in Tavistock.Lawsons, as a business, dates back to 1904 and the Tavistock shop was acquired in 1992. This is the town's former corn mill and quite a magnificent building it...

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  • Horn of Plenty

    Tavistock Hotels

    This is where the company for which I work goes for its Christmas Dinners or other functions that...

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  • A Proper Fish and Chip Shop

    Tavistock Restaurants

    When I used to live and work here, ten or so years ago, the Tavi Inn didn't serve food (except for a basic selection of stodgy cling-wrapped filled rolls at lunchtime). In the evenings, as the beers went down, there would be a stage where something solid was needed to soak them up. So we used to pop across the road to TJ's, get our fish and chips...

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Sidmouth

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  • A Most Wonderful Surprise

    Sidmouth Restaurants

    Being a foodie, I will travel far and wide for something special. I can honestly say this was one of the most wonderful surprises I've had in a long time in Britain. The monkfish special was melt-in-your-mouth tender. It was accompanied by, surprisingly, pumpkin with a very delicate cream sauce.I also noticed the plate my neighbors were enjoying,...

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  • The Belmont Hotel

    Sidmouth Hotels

    The Esplanade, Sidmouth, EX10 8RX, uk

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Sidmouth Museum

    Sidmouth Things to Do

    For my next visit to Sidmouth as well as having a proper pub crawl and sussing out where's good to eat I really must make the time for a museum visit.The local museum claims to cover 240 million years of history! That of course refers to the town's Jurassic Coast location. Other exhibitions cover the town's Regency evolution which is slightly more...

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