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Ranked #1 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Woolacombe Beach (Woolacombe)
Ranked #2 of 545 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 #3 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #4 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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, near Ilfracombe, North Devon. It is open for guided tours by the family who run the mill and tearooms. The mill returned to producing flour in 2012. Wholemeal, stoneground flour made from organic wheat is sold in the gift shop and used in our tearoom cakes. Winner of Devon Life's "Best Tearoom" award 2013, the tearoom has a large range of home-made cakes, slices, cream teas and light refreshments. Quizzes and puzzles for children and adults alike. Please park in Beach Road Carpark, near the dog friendly beach, and walk across road to the footpath by the bus stop for a pretty route to the mill. Pushchairs and disabled, please access via Cornmill Close. NB: unfortunately the mill itself is not suitable for wheelchairs due to steep steps but we are always pleased to tell our visitors as much about the history and workings of the mill as possible. « less
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Ranked #5 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Educational Sites
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Coleton Fishacre (Dartmouth)
Ranked #6 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites
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Ranked #7 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #8 of 545 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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Ranked #9 of 545 attractions in Devon
Owner description: Bike, canoe & kayak hire centre, plus bike sales & repairs, on Exeter quay. Pedal from the city to the seaside or paddle to... more » Owner description: Bike, canoe & kayak hire centre, plus bike sales & repairs, on Exeter quay. Pedal from the city to the seaside or paddle to the pub! Easy, relaxing, outdoor fun for all ages.We're on Exeter's historic quayside - popular for it's fascinating history, interesting architecture and independent shops - an easy 10 min walk from the city centre. Open 9am to 6pm everyday (closed Weds in winter) « less
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Ranked #10 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #12 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #13 of 545 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 #14 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #15 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Scenic Railroads; Boat Tours; Bodies of Water
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 #16 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Amusement/ Theme 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. « less
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Ranked #17 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Ranked #18 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Tours
Owner description: The paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today. She was... more » Owner description: The paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today. She was built in 1924 at Philip & Son of Dartmouth. The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society spent 15 years fully restoring her to her former glory offering river trips on the Medway from 1985. In late 2012, she returned to the home waters of the River Dart after an absence of 47 years. « less
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South Devon Railway (Buckfastleigh)
Ranked #19 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Bigbury-on-Sea Beach (Bigbury-on-Sea)
Ranked #20 of 545 attractions in Devon
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Lynton Cinema (Lynton)
Ranked #21 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Museums
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Little Theatre (Torquay)
Ranked #22 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #23 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Biking Trails; Trails
Owner description: The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way within the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. It runs in a 163 mile... more » Owner description: The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way within the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. It runs in a 163 mile figure-of-eight through landscapes little changed from those described by Henry Williamson in his classic 1927 novel Tarka the Otter. It is a wonderful and sustainable way to explore the Biosphere Reserve from the coast, through deeply incised river valleys with ancient tangled woodland to the productive farmland and moorland higher up the catchments. The 31 mile stretch between Meeth and Braunton which is managed by the Biosphere Service runs along the line of an old railway, is part of the National Cycle Network (routes 27, Devon Coast to Coast and 3, West Country Way) 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 on this part of the Trail between Torrington (Servis bridleway) and Meeth. « less
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Ranked #24 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #25 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Imagine you are looking for an evening’s entertainment that will conjure up a fanciful cornucopia of magical visions. You... more » Owner description: Imagine you are looking for an evening’s entertainment that will conjure up a fanciful cornucopia of magical visions. You want to enjoy side- splitting comedy, mind blowing illusions, powerful vocalist singing dynamic songs and dreamlike dancers enchanting you with their grace. Step in to the ‘Land Of Make Believe’, where fantasy becomes a reality! The all new family show for 2014, ‘Fantasy’ embraces the true essence of variety in all its guises at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay.A valuable asset to the English Riviera for over seventy years, the Babbacombe Theatre is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed variety shows, throughout the year. 2014 is no exception. Experience the narratives found in West End and Broadway hit musicals, sound bites from Oscar winning movie soundtracks and Grammy Award winning pop songs, whilst being confused by the mystical talents of an award winning illusionist. Also enjoy original comedic material interspersed with the humorous tales from iconic comedy classics.‘Fantasy’, is a story created by Producer & Director, Colin Matthews, it has been devised with one intention only…. and that is to ENTERTAIN YOU!Fantasy has weekly performances every Tuesday & Wednesday from Feb-22nd October at 8.15pm.The theatre has – · Access for the disabled with a disabled toilet· Wheelchair spaces · Loop System.For details on all the shows programmed at the venue, including Fantasy please refer to the website, or contact the box office. « less
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Ranked #26 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Museums
Owner description: Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning new displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays... more » Owner description: Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning new displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the world cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and bank holidays.Free AdmissionFrom time to time galleries may be closed for special events; please check before traveling « less
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Brixham Harbour (Brixham)
Ranked #27 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Bodies of Water

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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Shoalstone Pool (Brixham)
Ranked #28 of 545 attractions in Devon
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Ranked #29 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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RHS Garden Rosemoor (Great Torrington)
Ranked #30 of 545 attractions in Devon
Category: Gardens; Ancient Ruins
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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