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Best things to do in Devon

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

National Park
“You are staying in the Dartmoor National Park. A blustery walk will definitely be worth it.”
244 locals recommend
Zoo
“Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, is a zoo in Paignton, Devon, England, which was opened to the public in 1923. The zoo is part of South West Environmental Parks Ltd which is owned by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT). It is a combined zoo and botanic garden that welcomes over half a million visitors a year. WWCT also runs Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon and Newquay Zoo in Newquay, Cornwall. All three are registered charities. Paignton Zoo has a collection of about 2,000 animals representing nearly 300 species. It also cultivates about 1,600 different species of plant. It currently employs over 100 permanent staff and an additional 120 seasonally. A registered educational and scientific charity, Paignton Zoo is committed to the highest standards of animal husbandry and welfare, to scientific research, education and the breeding and conservation of rare and endangered animal and plant species. Paignton Zoo was one of the earliest combined zoological and botanical gardens in Britain and the first that was opened with education as its mission. Paignton Zoo was, based on visitor feedback, named by TripAdvisor as the third best zoo in the UK and ninth best zoo in Europe in 2014.”
46 locals recommend
Church
“A beautiful building in the heart of Exeter. Also well worth a mention are the guided Red Coat walking tours in Exeter (free) to learn about the history of this ancient city.”
61 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Enjoy a day out in Plymouth and visit the historic Barbican area with its many bars, cafes and restaurants. Visit The Plymouth gin distillery situated here on the Barbican. ”
50 locals recommend
Garden
“Stroll around these stunning gardens by The Royal Horticultural Society. If you are visiting in June/July/August you are in for a treat as their rose gardens are beautiful. Year round events and activities (see their website), and a shop to satisfy your green fingers when you get home.”
46 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West.”
28 locals recommend
Museum
“A beautiful Museum to delight historians and art lovers. Take a stroll into this much loved historic building, housing many wonderful pieces.”
45 locals recommend
Aquarium
“On the harbour side at Plymouth is the nation’s largest aquarium. The Atlantic Ocean tank (the deepest in the United Kingdom) is home to several species of sharks and rays. ”
22 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“So interesting and good for adults and children. The first human jaw bone in Europe was discovered here. It's an important part of the Torbay Geopark.”
21 locals recommend
Theatre
“Something on here all the time. Tribute acts, opera, drama, comedy, music. Lots going on. ”
13 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This one time real sheep farm has diversified into a popular family attraction.”
35 locals recommend
Establishment
“Worth a visit. St Petroc's Church quite interesting too next door. There is a steam paddle boat from Dartmouth to this location. Nice tea room at castle. ”
35 locals recommend
Zoo
“Our own maritime zoo - a great visit for all and only 20 minutes on foot from Rosa. Seabirds and animals. Brilliant views from here.”
24 locals recommend
Park
“beautiful scenic view over Plymouth Sound and the jewel in Plymouth's crown”
23 locals recommend
Establishment
“Visit Berry Head and see the remains of the old fort. Great views and a café too.”
21 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Crealy Great Adventure Park is close to Exeter and roughly 45 mins drive - if you fancy a day out for the children.”
30 locals recommend