Weekends in Devon
The English Riviera
Devon is a county of largely unspoilt countryside, with beautiful rolling hills running down to the coastline, and charming villages and towns tucked away waiting to be found. This part of the British coastline is also known as the English Riviera, owing to its good weather – not something the rest of Britain in necessarily famous for, but along the Riviera you will even find palm trees! – and a series of picturesque harbour towns and villages including Paignton, Torquay and Brixham. This makes for a beautiful day’s drive, stopping to enjoy the charms along the way. Turn away from the coastline and you will find beautiful countryside all around you. There are many hotels and tea rooms all keen to offer you the traditional cream tea, which is a cup of tea and a scone with butter, jam and cream – a little slice of British heaven.
Exploring the outdoors
If you love getting out and seeing the outdoors then Devon is just perfect. As well as being picture postcard pretty there are plenty of opportunities to get out exploring. There is the breathtaking Dartmoor National Park, and Devon is also home to the famous Jurassic Coast, with plenty of fossils to be discovered on the beautiful beaches. Although it is some time since anyone has uncovered a dinosaur, it just might be your lucky day! Walk along the striking cliffs and take in the view, or hire a bike and enjoy part of the Tarka Trail – named for the Edwardian novel Tarka the Otter, set in Devon. There are many routes suitable for walking and cycling; if this is what you look for in weekends away, you will be spoilt for choice!
Breaks in Devon are a wonderful way to explore a county with steeped in history, much of which is still in evidence. Take a ride on one the historical railways with lovingly restored steam trains and be transported to an era of glamorous travel, and explore the many stately homes that can be found in the area. Our handpicked selection of luxurious hotels ensure that you are guaranteed charm, class and a warm welcome on your getaways in Devon.
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