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A beautiful county in southwest England, Devon boasts fossil cliffs, glorious beaches, vast moorlands, historic towns, and welcoming eateries aplenty. To discover all this and more check out our weekend breaks in Devon.
Why Short Breaks in Devon?
A short stay in Devon offers a wonderful escape to experience the very best of the countryside and coast. Adventurers will have found their playground, with a wealth of scenic hikes along heritage coastlines, underground smuggler passages to explore, horse riding, and adrenaline fuelled watersports.
If you’re looking for a slower pace of life during your mini break in Devon, the county is renowned for its stunning beaches, which wouldn’t look out of place abroad. As well as grand National Trust properties, distilleries where you can enjoy a tipple with a view, and a variety of pubs, cafes, and restaurants. 23 of which are Michelin Star, ideal for foodies.
Families looking to enjoy a weekend break in Devon will not be disappointed with the excellent choice of family-friendly attractions on offer. Spend a day at the superb Dartmoor Zoo and Paignton Environmental Zoo, make a splash at Splashdown Quaywest, or enjoy the thrills of Woodlands Family Theme Park.
The possibilities are endless with a short break in Devon.
Places to Visit During Weekend Breaks in Devon
Get out amongst nature during your mini break in Devon with a visit to the impressive Dartmoor National Park. Within the park you can tour the National Trust sites of Finch Foundry and Castle Drogo, meet the animals of Pennywell Farm, and visit the Tamar Trails Centre to get involved with activities such as zip lining, biking, and canoeing.
History buffs will not want to miss out on a trip to Dartmouth, where you can visit the historic sites of Bayard’s Fort Cove, Dartmouth Museum, and Dartmouth Castle. For an extra slice of history, cross the River Dart over to Kingswear, home to Kingswear Castle, and National Trust – Coleton Fishacre.
Spend a day along the coast, where you can discover the charming towns and villages of Brixham, Paignton, Torquay, Teignmouth, Westward Ho, Woolacombe, and Ilfracombe, all renowned for their gorgeous beaches and restaurants with a view!
Types of Short Stays in Devon
If you’re looking for your mini break in Devon to have the extra special something, then you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with our choice of holiday cottages in Devon with a hot tub or cottages in Devon with a pool. We also offer a wonderful choice of lodges in Devon with hot tubs, ideal for getting away from it all.
Planning on surprising that special someone with a short stay in Devon? Treat them to one of our superb luxury cottages and romantic cottages for the ultimate getaway. Or if you're looking to get away in the next few weeks, check out our range of last-minute holiday cottages.
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