Devon - Places of Interest
Self Catering in North Devon with fantastic views & lovely gardens.
You will never get bored in Devon - there is just too much to do. Apart from the hundreds of places of natural beauty there is a wealth of interesting places to visit. Apart from the usual tourist attraction, which are in fact very good quality, there are heritage sites, National Trust properties, lovely gardens and a range of fascinating little museums. Lots of lovely little villages and towns full of history to explore too.
Woody Bay Station is the starting point for this narrow gauge steam train ride through Exmoor - a must for every steam train enthusiast. #
One of the most picturesquely-sited fortresses in England. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth. #
Mortehoe, Morte Point and Rockham Bay
Mortehoe is a lovely picturesque village with an interesting history, a heritage centre as well as a couple of good pubs! It is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are wonderful views as you walk out to Morte Point. For the able-bodied there is a lovely secluded beach at Rockham Bay with plenty of rock pools and sand as the tide recedes.
Saunton Sands, Braunton Burrows and Crow Point
The 3 miles of Sandy beach at Saunton Sands is backed almost a 1000 hectares of amazing dunes known as Braunton Burrows. In the north of the dunes is Saunton Sands Golf Course an excellent championship golf course.
Fremington Quay & The Tarka Trail
Fremington Quay is rather well hidden but definitely worth seeking out. There is something for everyone here - walks, cycle rides, lovely scenery, bird watching, hertitage centre and superb little cafe
Fishing village with lots of boats, a lovely quay, narrow streets, museum,boat trips and superb fish & chips!
It has an interesting history, lots of old listed buildings, a panier market, arts centre, golf course and lovely walks on the Torrington Common and cycle rides along the Tarka Trail.
A must in February is a walk in Snowdrop Valley. Easily accessed from Wheddon Cross which an ideal centre for exploring Exmoor.