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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
“Dartmoor National Park is one of the last great wildernesses in the uk with an inspirational landscape of the heather clad moors and rugged tors. Great place to visit and enjoy the the views whilst exploring the Park. Full day out to enjoy the beauty.”
  • 271 locals recommend
Zoo
“Perfect for a full day of family fun; this large zoo has various activities in & outdoors to keep you entertained. Entrance Fees Apply”
  • 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.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Historic harbour, shops and pubs at the Barbican, Plymouth. Combine with a trip to the Aquarium. ”
  • 55 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. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Kents Cavern is by far Britain’ most prehistoric cave used by ancient humans in the last 500,000 years. Take a tour with the guide and enjoy the breathe taking views within. ”
  • 23 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
“Having taken the ferry to Dartmouth, taken a walk around the town with interesting, quaint streets and shops, a harbour and then the park to have a picnic if you have taken a 'One I prepared earlier' lunch, you could then go along to The Castle. ”
  • 34 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.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Nature
“Fabulous surf beach across the bay from Bigbury on Sea. There is a popular surf school and a couple of funky gastro buses serving food and hot drinks. ”
  • 51 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.”
  • 36 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.”
  • 51 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
“Lovely spot for a weekend breakfast right on the river in the sunshine in Kingsbridge. Perhaps work off breakfast on a paddle board (which can be rented onsite) ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
“Open from the crack of dawn for fun breakfast and people watching. Lovely ambience with excellent food and coffee.”
  • 26 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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