Why You Should Head to Devon for Your Holiday This Year.Image: Matt Seymour via unsplash

Why You Should Head to Devon for Your Holiday This Year

From picturesque villages to dramatic coastal scenery, Devon is definitely a hotspot for holidaying in the UK, and with an endless list of things to do and see, it’s almost certainly the place to be this year. Here, we’ve explored some of the top reasons to choose Devon as your holiday destination.

Relax and Unwind
For many, a holiday is a time dedicated to putting your feet up and relaxing, something which a trip to Devon can definitely accommodate. The sweeping coastlines offer up beautiful sandy beaches to park your towel and laze the day away. There are also plenty of relaxing activities on the agenda, with everything from afternoon tea, to a sauntering through a vineyard or casting a fishing rod to see if you can bring home your dinner!

If you’re looking for a more action-packed holiday, then you’ll find no shortage of things to choose from. Why not grab a surfboard and take to the sea and experience Devon from the crest of a wave or put on your walking boots and explore landscapes like no other in the stunning national park. Whatever your adventure of choice, there are many incredible activities to choose from for the energetic holiday goers.
Exploring Devon doesn’t start and end with its natural beauty however, the area also boasts rich history and amazing architecture throughout its quaint towns and villages. To truly immerse yourself in the culture, hire a car or a bike and visit some of the many attractions on offer such as the incredible cathedrals, abbey’s and castles.

Stay in Luxury
After a day out exploring everything that Devon has to offer, you’ll want somewhere equally incredible to unwind in the evening. Whether you’re looking for a modern coastal apartment, cosy cottage or luxurious villa, there are a whole host of Devon holiday cottages from Lyme Bay Holidaysperfect for truly experiencing the county at its finest. There is nothing quite like waking up to the views of the national parks from your bedroom window or sitting down to breakfast with breath-taking views of the Jurassic Coast.

Taste of Devon
Situated along the cost, Devon offers some of the freshest seafood the country has to offer, and with an array of restaurants serving locally sourced foods, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you’re on the hunt for fish and chips by the sea, cosying up by the fireside in a pub, or experiencing fine dining in a Michelin Star restaurant, there is something for every taste.

Offering endless activities, stunning beaches, dramatic scenery and a rich history, you’ll be spoilt for things to do in this beautiful part of the UK. So why not make Devon your holiday choice this year, you may even find you’ll never want to leave!

Co-editor Emma is LWT's resident history lover and fact nerd. She loves travelling overland - especially by train. Her trips tend to be planned around good food and a little bit of adventure.

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