Wednesday January 18, 2017

Places to visit in and around Exeter

Attractions

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Have fun discovering Exeter with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Exeter is an exciting and vibrant city in the beautiful county of Devon, close to the sparkling sea and moody moors. Dating back two millennia...
Exeter City Centre Devon EX4 3RY

National Trust property: Prickly Pear - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details.
West Hill, Ottery St Mary, Devon

Award-winning visitor attraction Escot is set in 220 acres of stunning private parkland in the heart of East Devon and offers a great family day out. Marvel at the falconry displays and stunning birds of prey*. Meet rare red squirrels in our new...
Escot, Escot Park, Ottery St. Mary, Devon EX11 1LU

Diggerland prides itself on having something fun for all ages – and with 18 rides and drive there really is something for everyone! Experience the thrills of spinning around fast in a Giant Digger bucket on the Spindizzy ride, operating a Giant...
Verbeer Manor, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PE

Award-winning public art gallery based in Honiton, East Devon hosting an inspiring programme of contemporary art & craft exhibitions and co-ordinating learning activities. The gallery occupies an attractive, Georgian town house, formerly the home...
Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LX

Green Hill is a fabulous arts and history centre in Moretonhampstead on the edge of Dartmoor. The attractive converted Victorian schoolhouse is a contemporary art gallery also selling arts and crafts in the foyer shop, heritage displays and an...
Green Hill Arts, Fore St, Moretonhampstead, Devon TQ13 8LL

A unique Georgian working wool mill set in the heart of Devon offering a hands on experience for all the family. Bring to life the sights and sounds of the industrial revolution. www.coldharbourmill.org.uk
Uffculme, Cullompton Devon. EX15 3EE

Looking for a brilliant day out at an all-inclusive price? Visit Devon’s Top Beauty Spot! No visit to Devon would be complete without a day at Dartmoor’s famous Becky Falls, where there really is something for everyone to enjoy. *...
Becky Falls, Manaton, near Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9UG

Nature Reserve including the neglected former pleasure grounds of Otterhead House (demolished in 1952). The not for profit Otterhead Estate Trust aims to manage this multi habitat site whilst also conserving built heritage features, the designed...
Otterhead Lakes, Ander’s Lane, Otterford, Taunton, Somerset TA3 7EE

Tucked away in a deep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin. Within the 15th-century defences of the Pomeroy family castle still displaying a wall painting of the Three Kings in its gatehouse chamber, looms the dramatic...
Berry Pomery, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6LJ

Leather School gives you the chance to be the maker! Make your own leather belt or satchel in a day, or choose from our time-tested leather patterns and make something in 2 hours! You can make them with our help here in our workshop on the beautiful...
The Shops at Dartington Devon TQ9 6TQ

The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest as a motte and bailey castle with a stone keep, it was converted into a...
Castle Lodge, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1JA

Treat your family to a full day of family fun and animal action at Pennywell Farm. With a different activity, show or display every half hour, hundreds of friendly animals and four FREE rides, you won’t waste a single minute.Bottle feed baby...
Pennywell Farm, Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0LT

A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving sweeping views across the town rooftops to the River Dart.
Castle Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NU

Group adventure days, outdoor adventure activities, family adventures and stag and hen activity days in Devon - join us for coasteering, canoeing and rock climbing to name but a few of our adventure activities... add caving or gorge walking to your...
5 Elliott Grove, Brixham, Devon TQ5 8RT

An expanding and expansive sculpture trail in and around the town of Lyme Regis. From June 14 to July 31, the early summer sculpture releases will have seen more than 15 sculptures deployed. From August 1 to Sep 16, the late summer sculpture...
The Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PU

Take this extraordinary glimpse into the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. This relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and...
Greenway, Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon TQ5 0ES

Travel on England’s longest "heritage" railway behind a steam locomotive on 20 miles of line between Bishops Lydeard ( 4 miles from Taunton) and Minehead, passing through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor Coast. Ten stations along the...
West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton TA4 3BX

Set in the heart of Taunton, the Museum of Somerset lies within the historic 12th century Taunton Castle. This must-see visitor attraction tells the county’s fascinating story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects,...
The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, TAUNTON TA1 4AA

National Trust property: Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details.
Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY

A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea. Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the country home of the D’Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the RHS accredited garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses...
Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0EQ

One of the most picturesquely-sited fortresses in England. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth. This fascinating complex of defences was begun in 1388 by...
Castle Road, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0JN

Jurassic Electric offers half and full day guided electric bike tours in some of the loveliest parts of the West Dorset countryside. The amazing electric bikes are comfortable to ride and provide assistance making going up hills a breeze. Tours have...
Taylors Lane, Morcombelake, Dorset DT6 6ED

In Washford lies one of the undiscovered jewels of Somerset, providing an interesting day out for families and budding historians alike. The Cistercian abbey of Cleeve is a haven of peace and tranquillity, said to contain the finest cloister...
Washford, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0PS

The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquility in Somerset just west of Bridgwater. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded...
Fyne Court Somerset TA5 2EQ


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