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Devon glorious Devon

Devon glorious Devon as the song goes and it is a good description of one of England’s loveliest counties and also one of the largest. Rich in maritime history from fishing to historical figures as Sir Francis drake, Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Richard Grenville, modern day mariners include Sir Francis Chichester the first sailor too circumnavigate the world single handed and he was also the fastest.

Plymouth hoe has several monuments’ commemorating this past; it was from here that the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the new world in the mayflower.

Devon has a lot to offer the traveller and holidaymaker, from its beautiful beaches (on two coasts) to the wide open spaces of Dartmoor and Exmoor national, parks or for the more genteel sightseeing in the pleasant seaside towns of the English Riviera as it is known by. Devon has many nice places to explore such as Torquay, Salcombe Paignton Ilfracombe Teignmouth Clovelly and Dawlish.

Devon is the only county in England to have two separate coastlines; the South West Coast Path runs along the entire length of both. Large parts include part of the Jurassic coast which are designated world heritage status. This beautiful county has also attracted many great writers such as Charles Kingsley, Arthur Conan Doyle; Agatha Christy was born in Torquay. Blackmore wrote Lorna done while staying at Charles rectory.

Large parts of the countryside are particularly focused around camping and other sports such as surfing, cycling, sailing this has been aided by the designation of much of Devon's countryside and coastline as the Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks.

The city of Exeter is the county town situated on the river exe it is regarded as one of England most beautiful with a fine 13th century cathedral and many other historic buildings such as the guildhall Mols coffee house and Custom house.

Devon with its rolling hills, beautiful coastline and charming villages, has to be on every traveller’s list of places to visit.

Other places of interest include

Buckfast Abbey
Britannia naval college
Dartmouth castle
Saltram house
Royal citadel Plymouth

Towns in Devon

Activities in Devon

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