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South Devon Attractions & Places of Interest
"A Tourist Guide for the English Riviera & South Devon"

South Devon Attractions

The English Riviera is located in the beautiful county of Devonshire, with its rolling countryside and breathtaking scenery; it is a great counterpoint to the ruggedness of Dartmoor which is at its heart.

The English Riviera is a wonderful place for your holiday destination and a great base to explore the rest of the Shire of Devon.

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey
Buckfast Abbey is an Abbey near Buckfastleigh in Devon England, Buckfast Abbey Monks live by the Rule of St.Benedict as Benedictine monks in a monastery alongside a church of medieval style with bells and marble floors, shops and the river dart flowing next to the Abbey grounds, welcoming vistors and pilgrims to Buckfast Abbey in Devon, England.

Woodlands Theme Park

Woodlands Theme Park
Woodlands Theme Park Devon provides a whole day of variety for all ages. One inclusive admission price to the family attraction includes incredible indoor centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo, Big Fun Farm and Falconry Centre.

Crealy Adventure Park

Crealy Adventure Park
Crealy Adventure Park Regardless of the weather, you´ll have a Crealy Great Time - with the biggest undercover areas of any family attraction in Devon and Cornwall. Discover why a fun family day out starts at Crealy Great Adventure Parks. We have the cutest animals, giant play areas and the best adventures!

Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls
Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking tourist attraction, and a wonderful day out in Devon for all the family. Home to England´s highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220 ft. Situated within Dartmoor National Park, in the heart of Devon´s Teign Valley, the waterfalls tumble down ancient rock formations to meet the tranquil lakes below, offering some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in Devon.

Becky Falls

Becky Falls
Becky Falls have been attracting visitors for over 100 years and today offers a fantastic, value-packed day out for all age groups, both young and old alike, to enjoy the very best that Dartmoor has to offer. No visit to Devon would be complete without a day at Dartmoor´s famous Becky Falls Woodland Park, where there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Set within a spectacular ancient valley on Dartmoor.

Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm
Pennywell Farm Come and experience the Pennywell magic at our multi award winning Farm Activity Park... the biggest in the South West! There´s lots to do and see for the whole family...
Meet the animals, ride the new Red Rocket and Tractor and Trailer rides, cuddle a miniature pig and enjoy the best views in Devon. Treat your family to a full day of Pennywell Fun!

South Devon Railway

South Devon Railway
South Devon Railway 40 years of preserved steam; On 5th April 1969, the first heritage train departed Buckfastleigh for Totnes. A new era was born. Four decades on, the South Devon Railway is busier than ever and carries around 100,000 passengers each season. The South Devon Railway Association - Buckfastleigh - Staverton - Totnes. We have a number of steam locomotives and privately owned diesels, together with some historic rolling stock.

Trago Shopping & Leisure Park

Trago Shopping & Leisure Park
Trago Shopping & Leisure Park Newton Abbot Retail Park offers the same massive range of goods at Trago´s renowned discount prices but with much more family fun. A leisure park with rides set in 100 acres of rolling South Devon countryside. A great interactive animal park with no entrance fee!

Devon Wildlife Centre & Hospital

Devon Wildlife Centre And Hospital
Devon Wildlife Centre & Hospital is a New centre of excellence for the care and rehabilitation of sick, orphaned and injured wildlife, it is not a zoo. There are some residents, mainly orphans reared here and animals unsuitable to be released back to the wild. As the seasons change, so do the animals and birds admitted into the hospital. Consequently, there will be an ever-changing scenery of animals at the centre, each time you visit.

Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies

Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies
Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies offers a great, enjoyable, otter and butterfly educational experience. Wander around the otter sanctuary and butterfly farm and see new butterflies emerge in tropical surroundings. See the otters swimming underwater in specially built glass enclosures.

Finlake Riding Centre Facebook Page

Finlake Riding Centre Facebook Page
Finlake Riding Centre is situated in the beautiful Teign valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Adjacent to Finlake Holiday Park it benefits from scenic off road hacking in private parkland and woodland trails.
All our horses and ponies are extremely well cared for by our dedicated staff members, the horses welfare and customer safety is paramount. Finlake Riding Stables has something to offer everyone. All ages and standards of rider are catered for.

Miniature Pony Centre

Miniature Pony Centre
Miniature Pony Centre has lots for visitors to see, do and discover, all set in 20 acres of beautiful countryside within Dartmoor National Park. Get really close to our adorable Miniature Shetland ponies and Miniature Mediterranean donkeys that foal throughout the spring and early summer. And with plenty of other animals to see

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle
Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England´s oldest family homes. Built in 1391 by Sir Philip Courtenay it has remained in the same family to this day and is currently home to the 18th Earl & Countess of Devon.

Newton Abbot Racecourse

Newton Abbot Racecourse
Newton Abbot Racecourse is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling South Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. we promise an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens is Devon´s most magnificent historic gardens and a great day out for all. Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, Bicton Park includes historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, maze, mini golf, nature trail, indoor and outdoor children´s play complexes, ice-free skating, shop and restaurant.

National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium
National Marine Aquarium is the UK´s largest aquarium where you will be amazed by the fascinating underwater world. The Aquarium experience comprises a total of 50 live exhibits including 3 massive tanks. Over 4000 animals from 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to coral reefs.

Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Shaldon Wildlife Trust
Shaldon Wildlife Trust is set in an acre of woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world.
As the smallest member of the British and European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA and EAZA) we have concentrated our energy and expertise on smaller animals, which are just as interesting, if not more so, than their larger relatives. The Trust has a unique and special atmosphere; a place where people can relax and enjoy learning about animals.

Morwellham Quay

Morwellham Quay
Morwellham Quay An award-winning World Heritage site, featuring historic port, copper mine , working Victorian farm, railway, heavy horses and museums of costume and mining. Just four miles west of Tavistock and bordering the beautiful River Tamar, amidst towering cliffs and gently rolling farmland, discover this lost world with the help of our Living History team.

China Blue

China Blue
China Blue is situated in Totnes, Devon. China Blue is an ideal day out. Step into our home accessories store and experience the excitement of entering Aladdin´s cave or Visit the Ceramic Studio and make all your creative dreams come true. Exhausted from all that shopping? Then come and let your hair down and chill out in our deliciously cool and tempting cafe and outdoor patio.

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park
Dartmoor Zoological Park is set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with some stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoological Park is a unique family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals, the animals here include tigers, lions, jaguar, lynx and cheetah, bears, wolves, tapir, capybara, racoons, meerkats, monkeys, deer, owls, ostrich, lechwe, a fantastic collection of bugs and reptiles and much, much more.

Dartmouth Boat Hire

Dartmouth Boat Hire
Dartmouth Boat Hire ~ The Self Drive Boats are available for hire from the 1st April to the 31st October, but it is best to book to save disappointment.
Whether you would like one of our boats for the day, hour or week, we have a boat that will suit your needs. (cabin and open boats) all powered by mariner outboard engines.

CORNWALL

The Eden Project

Eden Project
The Eden Project in Cornwall was built in a disused clay mine, transforming it into a rich, global garden. A million people now come here every year to enjoy and learn about nature and to get inspiration about the world around them.
The Eden Project boasts the world´s largest rainforest in captivity with some stunning gardens.

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