As a specialist inbound tour operator we’ve come up with a few of our must see highlights to include on a Tailor-Made Group Tour of Devon.
The South West of England has some of the UK’s most dramatic moorland, spectacular coastline and beautiful beaches. With a history that stretches back to Celtic times that can be seen in its castles, historic houses and churches. The area is known for its gardens which thrive in the mild climate of the southwest peninsula.
Plymouth – the largest city in Devon and one of Britain’s greatest seafaring cities. September 2020 is the 400th Anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth across the Atlantic to America. High above the harbour of Plymouth is the area known as Plymouth Hoe, it was here in 1588 that Sir Francis Drake, one of the most renowned sailors of the Elizabethan Age was playing bowls when he received news of the invasion of the Spanish Armada. From Smeaton’s Tower on the Hoe there are wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Exeter – the capital of Devon situated on the River Exe is full of history and has a vibrant cultural life. The Cathedral in the centre is one of the most beautiful in England, built in 14th C Gothic Style it has the longest nave in the country. There are tours available through the city’s 14th C tunnels which were originally built to carry water into Exeter. Throughout the summer Exeter hosts many festivals featuring dance, comedy and music. There is plenty to see and do on a visit to Exeter.
Dartmoor – southern England’s greatest expanse of wilderness, here you will also find some of the area’s grandest houses, quaint villages, delightful towns and welcoming thatched pubs. Dartmoor is an ideal location for cycling, horse-riding, canoeing, climbing and caving. Dartmeet is a renowned beauty spot where the East and West Dart rivers meet, and nearby is one of Dartmoor’s famous clapper bridges, and ancient crossing point of the river. The author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set his novel The Hound of the Baskervilles on Dartmoor which was based on several local legends.