Weekend breaks in Devon

Located on the South West coast Devon is one of the largest counties in England and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. With a mix of seaside resorts, historic towns and renowned rural scenery, Devon provides a wonderful variety of attractions and activities for a great short break. Whether you are looking to relax for a few days in the summer sun by the coast, take in the scenery of the dramatic coastlines, enjoy the peace and scenery of Devon’s National Parks or enjoy a night out in one of Devon’s vibrant cities, you can be sure you’ll never be short of options on a weekend break in Devon.

Although it is fairly easy to travel around Devon, it is a fairly large county so it is important to choose accommodation in an area that interests you the most. Devon can be roughly split into several distinct areas. North Devon has miles of golden beaches, the rural beauty of Exmoor and a combination of sleepy villages and lively seaside towns. South Devon enjoys the warm weather of the south coast making it a summer hot spot, but still enjoying visitors all year round thanks to its mild winters. Home to picturesque historical towns such as Dartmouth the area provides a rich mix of cultural an natural activities. West Devon is the more rural area, with no coastline but the beautiful scenery and landscapes of Dartmoor to enjoy.

East Devon is home to Exeter, Devon’s cultural capital. Steeped in history and with a great range of attractions for visitors the city is a great place to spend a laid back weekend. The coastline in this area is the Jurassic Coast – stunning rugged cliffs and sand dunes make it a great place to visit if you want to experience more than just sunbathing on your seaside excursions. Tucked along the eastern coast, the ‘English Riviera’ is a concentrated tourist hotspot made up of the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. If you want a packed selection of attractions with the minimum of travel then this area will keep you more than busy on a short break in Devon.

Getting to and around Devon is easy. By car the county is easily accessible via the M5. Devon is also well served by rail and even by air with airports in Exeter and Plymouth. Devon is a large county so if you want to see all it has to offer during a short break then a car is more or less essential. If are planning on staying put in one area then it is a better to avoid bringing a car as driving can be a bit of a chore in the busy summer months. Accommodation in Devon is varied and plentiful. From Guest Houses and Boutique Hotels in the city through to idyllic cottages there is a wide range to choose from. With such a fantastic range of areas and attractions you can be certain that you will enjoy an amazing weekend break in Devon.