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7 reasons to fall in love with Devon

Devon, the south-west county in the UK, has plenty on offer to dazzle visitors with. This includes pretty beaches, breathtaking countryside and two national parks, making it hard not to fall in love with this region. These are some reasons to visit but don't take my word for it - please come and see for yourselves.

1. Dartmoor

One of Devon's most famous and iconic destinations is Dartmoor National Park. You feel like you could almost breath in the beautiful, wild landscape - this is a top spot for walking and hiking.

2. Jurassic Coast

Voted as a 'wonder of the South-West', the Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which runs 155 kilometres (96 miles) from East Devon to East Dorset. Picturesque seaside spots along this stretch of coast include Sidmouth and Branscombe (pictured).

3. Salcombe

 

Find a little piece of heaven in Salcombe, South Devon, near the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary. There is some stunning coastline around this tiny, picture perfect town so don't miss this gem.

4. Take a steam train

Step back in time and take an old steam train on the Dartmouth Steam, through the South Devon countryside and past the River Dart.

5. Exmoor

Exmoor is one of England's hidden treasures, with vast, unspoilt landscapes and some impressive coastline. Don't miss the charming village of Dulverton, which is the setting for the classic novel 'Lorna Doone'.

6. Exeter

Exeter is an historic city and at its heart is the 1000 year old cathedral. Founded in 12th Century its hard not to be inspired by this ancient marvel. Take a tour or try to see a recital there. 

7. Burgh Island

As the inspiration behind two Agatha Christie novels, the tiny tidal hideaway of Burgh Island in South Devon certainly has its place on the international map. There is an award winning hotel there and at high tide you feel quite intrepid by riding on the popular 'sea tractor' to get there. 


 

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