Attractions in Devon

North Devon & Exmoor


South Devon - Dartmoor

Torbay - South Hams


East Devon

CASTLES & STATELY HOMES



Powderham Castle


  SOUTH DEVON, DARTMOOR, TORBAY, SOUTH HAMS
  Torre Abbey Torquay Historic house and gallery historic rooms and Agatha Christie collection. Abbey ruins, gatehouse and barn. Victorian kitchen serving refreshments.
 

Berry Pomeroy Castle

English Heritage

Paignton
English Heritage owned "Fortress of Mystery", once the home of influential local families. Refreshments.
  Castle Drogo Moretonhampstead
Dartmoor
Nr. National Trust owned property designed by Sir Edward Lutyens between 1910-30 built from granite and oak and with formal gardens.
  Okehampton Castle

English Heritage
Okehampton
Dartmoor
English Heritage owned romantic ruin dating back to Norman times. Audio tour, including version for the visually impaired. Woodland walks and picnic spot. 01837 52844
  Buckfast Abbey Buckfastleigh
Dartmoor - South Hams
A living Benedectine Monastery and fascinating insight into the monastic life. Presentations and displays, shops and restaurant. Nobody leaves untouched by the serenity.
  Dartmouth Castle

English Heritage
Dartmouth
South Hams
English Heritage owned coastal defence, 600 years old with Victorian gun battery and exhibition. Picnic spot, shop and refreshments.
  Totnes Castle

English Heritage
Totnes
South Hams
English Heritage owned Norman defence, nearly 1000 years old and one of the best examples of a motte and bailey fort.Commanding views over the town. Open all year.
  Elizabethan House The Barbican Plymouth A rare example of the half-timbered home of a Tudor Sea Captain.
  Saltram House Plymouth / Plympton A38 Beautifully appointed 18th century mansion set in 500 acre landscaped park & period garden. National Trust property features work by Adams, Chippendale & Reynolds. Shop & restaurant.
  Buckland Abbey Tavistock - Tamar Valley Drakes house near Tavistock
  NORTH DEVON AND EXMOOR
  Arlington Court Barnstaple National Trust property with fine collection costume, pewter, shells and model ships. The Trust also houses its entire collection of carriages here. Licensed restaurant and shop.
  Kerscott House - Swimbridge Barnstaple 6 acres of Ornamental trees, wide selection of shrubs, herbaceous and tender perennials, ponds and bog garden. Mediterranean garden within roofless barn. Open under National Gardens Scheme last Sundays in June, July and August, also for group garden visits. Please telephone for details:
EAST DEVON
  Shute Barton Axminster National Trust owned manor house near Axminster that has what is beleieved to be the the largest fireplace in Britain.
  Killerton Exeter 18th Century house set in a magnificent 6,400 acre estate known as a plantsman's paradise with something to see throughout the year. The house features tableaux & exhibitions on clothing.
  Powderham Castle Exeter Medieval fortress set in an ancient deer park with lavish interiors, gardens and grounds. Guided tours, farm shop, gift shop, plant sales, tea rooms & cafe. Disabled access.
  A La Ronde Exmouth National Trust. Sixteen sided house built for two spinsters at the end of the 18th Century. Unique interior decoration including a shell encrusted gallery.

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