Places to Visit in Devon

Devon is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes England has to offer – from dramatic coastlines to soaring waterfalls. Secure your motorhome rental to discover this charming county’s endless beauty.

Delve into Exeter’s Historic Quayside’s rich and diverse history and heritage. Stare in awe at the gothic Cathedral that peeks proudly through the trees to the east or admire the lush Devon hills that lie to the west, as you wander through the town. Browse the Quayside’s antique shops or check out its eclectic mix of cafes and arts & crafts, housed inside five-story warehouses that were once home to buzzing marketplaces. Stroll along its picturesque walking routes or take a relaxing boat trip.

Drive to Plymouth Hoe and enjoy a picnic on the grass as you look out over breath-taking panoramic views of Plymouth Sound. Grab dinner at a restaurant along the world-famous Plymouth Hoe Promenade for a scenic sunset view in the evening. Set against a beautiful ocean backdrop, go for a swim at the art-deco style Tinside Lido. View Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse, Plymouth Hoe’s iconic centrepiece which stands tall on the luscious green-lawned expanse of the Hoe. View the Royal Citadel, Plymouth’s dramatic 17th century fortress that provided England’s most important defence against attack from the sea.

Take a tour of Drakes Island, “the jewel in Plymouth Sound”, and learn about its rich history as you wander the secluded enclave. Explore the isle’s marine and bird life as you view Plymouth from a wonderfully new perspective. Check out Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, one of Cornwall’s finest country estates, for 860 acres of pure beauty. Quietly watch as deer roam freely in the park as you wander. Explore stunningly curated gardens in the Italian, French and English styles, or choose from a number of woodland and coastal walks – all which offer incredible views.

Drive to Canonteign to admire Devon’s series of heart-stoppingly beautiful waterfalls. Admire the glorious spectacle of Clampitt Falls as it travels through Canonteign Falls and ends in the River Teign valley below. Climb to the peak of Lady Exmouth Falls – the highest manmade waterfalls in England, providing one of the most impressive photographic and painting opportunities with incredible views of Devon from the top. Explore the charming Secret Garden, enclosed within dark rocky outcrops covered in trailing ivy and dripping water. Feel the sun’s rays as they glitter through the lime green leaves of the treetop canopy above. Walk along the Lower Lakes and spot kingfishers, bats, butterflies, wildfowl and otter in their natural habitat. Admire carpets of yellow buttercups and orchids which adorn the grass meadows surrounding the lakes.

Devon has so much to offer, making it the perfect holiday for everyone – families, thrill-seekers, romantic souls, camping enthusiasts and wanderers.

A sunny view of Plymouth Hoe
Plymouth Hoe
Exeter Quayside lights at sunset
Exeter Quayside
An aerial view of Drake’s Island
Drake’s Island

What to do in Devon With Your Motorhome