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Attractions in Devon

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Devon. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Devon is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Devon

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    Haytor Rocks

    Hiking Highlight

    Prepare to be amazed by Haytor Rocks! The much-photographed landmark is even more impressive when you experience it first-hand. If you climb to the top, you can experience panoramic views …

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    Bellever Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    The magnificent granite rock formation of Bellever Tor affords magnificent views over Dartmoor. In stark contrast, however, the menacing mass of Dartmoor Prison can also be seen from this spot.

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    Hound Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Hound Tor is a breathtaking granite outcrop that rewards those who climb to the top with magnificent views over Dartmoor. According to legend, these rocks used to be hunting dogs, …

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    High Willhays

    Hiking Highlight

    Highest Point in Southern England.

    High Willhays is a collection of small, rocky outcrops surrounded by tussocky moorland. According to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, the 621 metre summit is at the southern end of these outcrops.

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    Valley of Rocks

    Hiking Highlight

    The Valley of Rocks is a dry valley that runs parallel to the coast in north Devon, England, about one kilometre (0.6 mi) to the west of the village of …

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    Meldon Viaduct

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Constructed from iron, the Meldon Viaduct was built in 1874 to carry rail passengers across the West Okement River. Built under WR Galbraith, chief engineer of London and South Western …

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    Haytor Quarry

    Hiking Highlight

    Dartmoor has a fascinating industrial past and its myriad disused quarries are some of the clearest evidence. Just to the east of the phenomenal Haytor Rocks, lies Haytor Quarry. Part …

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    Kit P
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    8

    Lynmouth

    Hiking Highlight

    The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, situated on the North Coast of Devon, are renowned for high sea cliffs, breathtaking natural beauty and unspoilt landscape. From here, you are perfectly …

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    Brian
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    The settlement consists of a cluster of 13th century stone longhouses – in which the family lived at one end and the animals at the other – on land that …

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    10

    Exe Estuary cycle path

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Lovely bit of traffic-free path between Topsham and Exton on the way to Exmouth seafront.

    Well surfaced and ideal for any type of bike as well as walkers and runners. …

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    11

    Wistman's Wood

    Hiking Highlight

    Dartmoor is famed for its granite-topped tors and windswept uplands, but one of its most magical spots is tucked in a cleft in the moors just north of Two Bridges. …

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    Yes Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    The second highest point in Dartmoor National Park offers stunning vistas of North Devon and Cornwall. Note: it is close to a military range, so check for firing times before …

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    Sittaford Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Despite its unassuming appearance, at 1,765 feet (538 metres) tall, this tor affords spellbinding views that stretch for miles over the rugged landscape. Whilst it is often eclipsed by nearby …

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    14

    The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the highest and steepest fully-water-powered railway in the UK. Built in 1888, the steep 862-foot (263-m) long track rises 500 feet (152 m) …

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    Topsham Dock

    Hiking Highlight

    Once upon a time, Topsham was one of the busiest ports in England although it's hard to imagine now. The dock is situated in a particularly useful position, even though …

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    Kit P
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    Longaford Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Longaford Tor is an easily recognisable tor due to it’s pyramid shape atop a gently rising grassy plateau. The views from this tor, particularly back down the ridge towards Two …

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    Exeter Quay

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Once a thriving port, Exeter Quay is now a stunning place to explore or to have a bite to eat. The Customs House often has exhibitions on whilst the buildings …

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    Kit P
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    Plym Valley Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Plym Valley Trail is a pretty stretch of the Devon Coast to Coast cycle ride. The traffic-free route runs through National Trust-owned woodland along the river Plym into Plymouth …

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    Amy
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    Dartmoor

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Sturdy footwear is announced with moorastiger hike-rich hike over bumps and small streams and u climbing over walls - very good condition required! For this you will be rewarded with …

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    Grenofen tunnel

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Part of the Drake’s Trail and the Dartmoor Way, this 374-yard (341 m) tunnel was built by Brunel in the mid-1850s for the South Devon & Tavistock Railway. After the …

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