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posted on: 7 June, 2021

The 8 Best and Unusual Things to Do in Devon

From exploring wild natural beauty to tickling your taste buds, these are some of the best things to do in Devon.

Devon is spoiled with a gloriously diverse landscape with two amazing coastlines and two beautiful national parks. Dotted in between you find idyllic fishing villages, medieval towns, and ancient historical sites. Add a whole lot of superb activities to this and you get the perfect destination for your next holiday. And to make it memorable we have put together this list of the 8 best and unusual things to do in Devon:

1. Do a Brewery Tour

Find out all about how award-winning family brewers Hanlons craft their ales with the finest British hops and water running down the Devon hills. Chat with the brewers, sample some of their crafted beers and tuck in some delicious food afterwards.

Things to do in Devon

2. Go Deep Sea Fishing

Jump aboard for a North Devon deep sea fishing experience of a lifetime.  Blue Fin Charters offers tours all year around for beginners and pros. Starting from Ilfracombe harbour you book seal watching safaris with a trip to magical Lundy Island.

8 things to do in Devon

3. Visit a Vineyard

And just any vineyard. Sharpham’s vineyard is set within the grounds of a 1000-year-old farm and overlooking the smoothly flowing river Dart. Explore the beautiful vineyard and sample some of their fantastic wines and locally produced cheese after.

Unusual things to do in Devon

4. Learn to Surf

Time for some water sports action! Head to the North Devon Surf School and learn how to master the wild waves of the Atlantic. They offer courses for a levels, but be aware, it’s not as easy at it looks. It is however great fun for the whole family and who wants to sit on deckchair all day long?

8 unusual things to do in Devon

5. Head on a Mystical Walk

Dartmoor National Park is a place full of natural beauty, ancient woodlands, and freely flowing streams The raw and mystical landscape is full of contrasts and the origin of many legends. Find out more about druids, devils and witches on a walk from Two Bridges to Wistman’s Wood (Link: Two Bridges to Wistman’s Wood, Bellever Tor and back – VisitDartmoor

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6. Ride a Hot Air Balloon

The sky is the limit on a Hot Air Balloon Ride (Link: Hot Air Balloon Rides | Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset & Wiltshire (ballooning.co.uk) See the whole of Devon’s beauty from above and enjoy panoramic views over gorgeous coastlines and green rolling hills. It’s a unique and one of the most inspiring ways to appreciate this awesome place.

Best things to do in Devon

7. Find Verity

Art lovers alert! Damien Hirst’s “Verity”, a 20m (!) statue built in Ilfracombe harbour, depicting a pregnant woman holding a sword and the scales of justice has caused much controversy, discussion, praise, and laughter. It certainly put this beautiful fishing port on the map. Love it or loathe it, see it, and make up your own mind.

Best things to do Devon

8. Go Underground:

Medieval Exeter offers its visitors a passage

underground and a unique insight into the former waterways dating back to the 14th century. A great tour for the whole family packed with tales from the past and stories about wars and sieges.

8 best things to do in Devon

Now that you learned about the 8 best and unusual things to do in Devon, there’s no excuse for sitting on the beach all day. And don’t you dare just stopping over for Cream Tea on your way to Cornwall. Explore and feel this great destination to the max on a Tailor Made Tour of Devon | ATO Tours (ato-tours.com)!

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