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Things to do in Devon

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“With 365 square miles of beautiful countryside, expansive views you can spend your whole hoilday on Dartmoor. Explore the history, seek out the standing stones, stone age hut circles or just explore the many "Tors" (rock formations)”
  • 269 locals recommend
Zoo
“A super place to spend the day. Lots of animals to see and lots of facilities for children. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Church
“A beautiful building in the heart of Exeter. Also well worth a mention are the guided Red Coat walking tours in Exeter (free) to learn about the history of this ancient city.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“cobblestone streets, a small theatre, a harbour, boats, the sea and interesting shops. plenty to see and then walk through and up to the Hoe.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful gardens to inspire! A must for garden lovers! Good cafe and plant centre”
  • 55 locals recommend
Museum
“Exeter's wonderful museum (RAMM), has stunning displays and galleries, world-class collections and fabulous exhibitions.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Beach
“A Blue-Flag Award-winning beach backed by evergreens and scented pines. Shale and pebbles with a steep slope down to waters edge. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Kents Cavern is our family business, it has been run by our family for over 110 years. A truely exciting and unique day out. Well worth a visit!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Theater
“This theatre holds some big productions. Check their website for shows, balet and operas on there website.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Theater
“Something on here all the time. Tribute acts, opera, drama, comedy, music. Lots going on. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Nature
“The castle was built in 1481 and was the first to be constructed specifically for artillery. There is also a World War II pillbox. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This is a very nice place to visit, easy parking and a great day out. Great fish and chips at Rockfish, just outside the main entrance.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Nature
“For surfing and all things beach related. There is a great snack place in high season.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This one time real sheep farm has diversified into a popular family attraction.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Big cinema complex for recent releases and mainstream films. Great for rainy days. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Very Good day out for families with children, one of the top theme Parks in the area.”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Garden
“Beautiful gardens to inspire! A must for garden lovers! Good cafe and plant centre”
  • 55 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Recommended to us actually from one of our recent guests, BOOKING IN ADVANCE is a MUST lots of sharing dishes, a lovely experience.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis is always a treat. Wonderful fresh seafood cooked with style and often some locally foraged wild ingredients too, plus a stunning view over the Cobb and out to sea. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Linked to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ. Imaginative menu. Dogs allowed.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Pub
“Fun pub, good pizza right in the water. Dj on Friday and Saturday evening a in the summer”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Breakfast on a Sunday is very popular here so be prepared for a short wait in peak season - wonderful friendly service and heavenly food”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right on the seafront with an amazing balcony seating area (in good weather). This is part of a chain but does excellent food. There is a fixed price menu for lunch, a great a la carte and they also do gourmet evenings every month. Booking essential.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you like seafood then this is a place not to miss. Serving the best fresh fish and shellfish from Brixham, the Bistro is situated overlooking the harbour. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

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