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Ranked #1 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Yarak Birds of Prey is the most unique centre in the South West. Yarak is a stand alone specialist Bird of Prey Centre and is... more » Owner description: Yarak Birds of Prey is the most unique centre in the South West. Yarak is a stand alone specialist Bird of Prey Centre and is not attached to an attraction as a sideshow. Yarak is a Bird of Prey visitor centre and also a hands on experience centre. The centre is run by experienced professional falconers that really care about their birds and customers. All the birds here are classed as "family" and are treated with a huge amount of respect and want for nothing. Here at Yarak we cater for visitors to come and see our birds and watch them fly on display. Yarak also caters for hands on experiences, handling and flying our birds. There is a cafe on site for hot/cold food and refreshments.The staff at Yarak are extremely friendly and look after our customers needs and offer endless information regarding the birds. « less
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Ranked #2 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #3 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: We are closed from October 19th 2014 . We look forward to seeing you Easter 2015. Please always check our opening times,... more » Owner description: We are closed from October 19th 2014 . We look forward to seeing you Easter 2015. Please always check our opening times, which are to be found on our website. Whether you're hiking from point A to point B, you're interested in the Mill, or you were lured in by the smell of Kathy's latest cakes, Hele mill is a relaxing, interesting and child-friendly place to visit.Hele Corn Mill (or,'Old Corn Mill') is a working museum in Hele, North Devon. It is open for guided tours by the family who run the mill and tea rooms, and is currently being renovated to be able to mill flour using the water wheel.We currently make our own flour here using the black stone mill. A Whole meal flour made from organic wheat which is sold in the gift shop. Opposite the mill is the Tea Rooms, where we sell a large range of home-made cakes, slices, cream teas and light refreshments. Please park in Beach road car park near the dog friendly beach and walk across road to the footpath by the bus stop this is the prettiest way to the mill but unsuitable for push chairs and disabled. « less
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Woolacombe Beach (Woolacombe)
Ranked #5 of 477 attractions in Devon
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches

In a stunning setting, this fabulous stretch of beach is a gem! Car parking is adjacent and plentiful. The public loos, the cafes and beach shops are all at a high standard and... more »

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Ranked #6 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: A 3 mile moderate walk along part of the South West Coast Path National Trail passing through an enchanted landscape of rocky... more » Owner description: A 3 mile moderate walk along part of the South West Coast Path National Trail passing through an enchanted landscape of rocky spires and jumbled pinnacles to the mouth of the Salcombe estuary, with inspiring views in all directions, this is a coastal walk guaranteed to lift the spirits. « less
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Coleton Fishacre (Dartmouth)
Ranked #7 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #8 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Hawkridge bird of prey centre is a small family run centre, located within the grounds of the world of country life. Set in... more » Owner description: Hawkridge bird of prey centre is a small family run centre, located within the grounds of the world of country life. Set in over 100 acres of beautiful Devon country side, it is a great backdrop in which to fly our birds. As well as providing flying displays for the park during their open season we also offer courses and experience days, where you get to handle and fly our wonderful birds. These sessions are run by appointment only on a 1-1 basis meaning you get to enjoy a nice relaxing day flying birds at a pace that suits you. Courses and experiences run 365 days a year. ( weather permitting) « less
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Donkey Sanctuary (Sidmouth)
Ranked #9 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: We are a small, friendly and very different visit for all the family. Run by a small dedicated team we aim to make your visit... more » Owner description: We are a small, friendly and very different visit for all the family. Run by a small dedicated team we aim to make your visit educational and fun. You can enjoy and learn about our tropical butterflies in the specially designed habitat of which you become part. You not only see the butterflies but feel the rainforest atmosphere that they enjoy as you see their amazing life cycle unfold.In the Otter Sanctuary there are three species of otter to see, our native British otter, the playful Asian short clawed otters and the large North American river otters who love to show off. Our keeper is on hand to explain all about the otters to visitors, some are here for breeding, some for retirement, some just for fun and some because they are unsuitable to be returned to the wild.Make sure to bring your camera. « less
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Ranked #11 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Scenic Railroads; Bodies of Water; Boat Tours
Owner description: The award winning Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company!...Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles... more » Owner description: The award winning Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company!...Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley and to the village of Kingswear which sits proudly opposite the Port of Dartmouth. Dartmouth River Boats operate on the stunning river Dart offering daily services to the historic town of Totnes and to the picturesque village of Dittisham. Harbour Cruises operate daily from Dartmouth. There are also wonderful adventures by sea from Torquay, Brixham & Salcombe to enjoy. We are unique in offering combined steam railway, bus and boat excursions for days out in Devon. The Round Robin is an award-winning full day out - a steam train journey, ferry crossing, river cruise and bus ride - a great full day out!In addition, we operate the last remaining coal fired paddle steamer in the UK - the beautiful 'Kingswear Castle'.Plus lots of other fantastic excursions and combinations! « less
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Go Ape Haldon (Exeter)
Ranked #13 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: The classic and original Go Ape experience. We'll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan... more » Owner description: The classic and original Go Ape experience. We'll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain's most breathtaking scenery. We think everyone has the Go Ape spirit just waiting to be unleashed! There's no greater rush than the great outdoors, so whether your tribe is a stag do, birthday party, corporate event or simply a day out with the kids, we make our courses as fun and as accessible as possible. « less
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Plymouth Sound (Plymouth)
Ranked #14 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #16 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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RHS Garden Rosemoor (Great Torrington)
Ranked #17 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Ancient Ruins; Gardens
Owner description: If you are looking for inspiration and a relaxing day out, come to RHS Garden Rosemoor and stroll around our enchanting... more » Owner description: If you are looking for inspiration and a relaxing day out, come to RHS Garden Rosemoor and stroll around our enchanting 65-acre garden. Rosemoor is a garden of intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides.Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated, and with both formal and informal gardens - as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces - there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again. « less
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Bigbury-on-Sea Beach (Bigbury-on-Sea)
Ranked #18 of 477 attractions in Devon
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Connaught Gardens (Sidmouth)
Ranked #19 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Raceworld Ltd (Woodbury)
Ranked #20 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
Owner description: THE Southwest's premier karting venue. February 2011 Raceworld expanded bringing you.. Extended Track, Flyover bridge all new... more » Owner description: THE Southwest's premier karting venue. February 2011 Raceworld expanded bringing you.. Extended Track, Flyover bridge all new facilities 1000 sq ft Diner 800 sq ft Meeting room 2000 sq ft presentation area. « less
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Ranked #21 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Amplify your "learn to surf" experience with the best 'Instructor to Student' ratio of any Surfing Great Britain surf school.... more » Owner description: Amplify your "learn to surf" experience with the best 'Instructor to Student' ratio of any Surfing Great Britain surf school. More attention for you, means you'll be learning faster and progressing sooner! From individuals, kids, colleges, team building and stags and hens we have the surfing lessons to suit your needs. Lots of fun, on the beach and in the sand pit; we run 2 lessons a day at 9:30 and 1:30 but happy to arrange times to suit. We supply all the equipment; with onsite changing facilities, toilets, and showers. Enjoy a warm drink, hot pasty or tasty ice cream from our shop after your surf. Find us in the Old Cream Shop in the heart of the village. « less
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Plymouth Hoe (Plymouth)
Ranked #22 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Brixham Harbour (Brixham)
Ranked #23 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

In spite of its picturesque ‘pretty as a postcard’ feel, the historic port of Brixham is still one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in England. Every day dozens of trawlers... more »

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Lydford Gorge (Lydford)
Ranked #24 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: The Ultimate Adventure Centre offers the most comprehensive range of outdoor activities available throughout North Devon. The... more » Owner description: The Ultimate Adventure Centre offers the most comprehensive range of outdoor activities available throughout North Devon. The recently opened Ultimate Assault adds to the list of exhilarating experiences made possible through the Ultimate Adventure CentreThe Ultimate Adventure Centre has grown the activities provided, they now include the Assault, Coasteering, Mountain Boarding, Mountain Biking, High Ropes, Climbing Wall, Kayaking, Surfing & Camping. We are now able to offer Packages to give you the chance to experience more than one activity at discounted rates. Our packages are available to you whether you are coming on your own or as a part of group. They can be enjoyed as part of an adventure day out or a longer activity weekend. « less
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Ranked #26 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Biking Trails; Trails
Owner description: The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way within the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. We manage the 31 mile shared-use... more » Owner description: The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way within the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. We manage the 31 mile shared-use stretch between Meeth and Braunton which runs along the line of an old railway. It is part of the National Cycle Network and totally traffic free. Along this stretch, interpretation boards and other information help you discover the heritage, culture and natural features you can see. Horses are also welcome between Torrington (Servis bridleway) and Meeth. Please note: We have no control over individual cycle hire businesses or B&Bs or who may use the Tarka Trail in their promotions. Please direct any reviews of their business to their own review page. Many thanks. « less
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Ranked #27 of 477 attractions in Devon
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos
Owner description: Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. With around two thousand... more » Owner description: Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. With around two thousand animals, we have more species than anyone else in the South West. These include: crocodiles, snakes, lions, tigers, giraffes, elephant, rhinos, lemurs, meerkats, orang utans...The list is endless! We also have indoor play areas, the Jungle Express train and a lakeside restaurant. If you wish, we also offer special feeding experiences with certain animals, e.G. Meerkats, giraffes, giant tortoises, etc. Paignton Zoo is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. « less
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Ranked #28 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Guided tours of vast underground caverns started by the Romans, which provided Beer stone used in 24 Cathedrals, Westminster... more » Owner description: Guided tours of vast underground caverns started by the Romans, which provided Beer stone used in 24 Cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and many other historic buildings. « less
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Ranked #29 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Art Museums; History Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. It... more » Owner description: Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. It is one of the best buildings in the country to tell the story of 800 years of Catholicism between 1196 and 1930. This museum uses a clever mix of authentic artefacts with hi-tech interpretation. From talking portraits and statues to interactive displays and one of the largest fine art collections in the South West, there really is something for everyone. Follow the garden trails or pick up a family guide or Experts' Choice to discover many hidden mysteries. With a wealth of exotic plants, the gardens are a tranquil haven of beauty and pleasure and the perfect setting in which to relax, stroll or picnic. Children can explore the garden and bring the Abbey to life using our special discovery backpacks. Browse our shop stocked with a range of souvenirs, gifts and books or sit down and enjoy a selection of drinks, snacks and light meals in the tearooms. The house, Spanish Barn and Palm House are licensed for civil weddings, partnership ceremonies and christenings. Torre Abbey can also cater for functions, corporate hospitality or training events. A varied programme of events takes place at Torre Abbey throughout the year. Tours of the house are available out of hours to groups of 30 or more. Following the recent restoration project, the Abbey now boasts a new educational suite which provides opportunities for students of all ages to get involved and explore the Abbey's history. « less
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Ranked #30 of 477 attractions in Devon
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: A moderate 5.5 mile walk around Sidmouth, an attractive seaside town on the coast of East Devon. Situated where the River Sid... more » Owner description: A moderate 5.5 mile walk around Sidmouth, an attractive seaside town on the coast of East Devon. Situated where the River Sid meets the sea, it is flanked on both sides by high ridges which contain the town and give it its scenic backdrop. No stiles; the route climbs on the South West Coast Path from sea level to 200m/650ft at the ridge top, a long steady rather than steep climb. « less
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