Local Attractions in South Devon

Local Attractions

South Devon has a whole host of attractions for all the family to enjoy. Some are perfect for rainy days, such as the National Marine Aquarium, while others are fabulous for the little ones, like Pennywell Farm. Here are a few of our favorites, but go to the Devon Lots to Do website to find even more.

There are lots of places to visit in Devon

Blackpool Sands

Nr Dartmouth

Relax & play on one of South Devon’s most beautiful beaches.

web: www.blackpoolsands.co.uk

Buckfast Abbey

BUCKFAST

Still home to a community of Benedictine monks, there is a magnificent Abbey Church, tranquil gardens and their famous Tonic Wine.

web: www.buckfast.org.uk

Buckland Abbey

YELVERTON

Francis Drake’s home with 700 years of stories.

web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buckland-abbey

Crealy Adventure Park

Nr EXETER

Discover a whole world of all-weather action and adventure at Crealy.

web: www.crealy.co.uk

Dart Pleasure Craft

DARTMOUTH

Pleasure cruises on the spectacular River Dart.

web: www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk

Dartington Cider Press

YELVERTON

Pleasure cruises on the spectacular River Dart.

web: www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk

Dartmouth Castle

DARTMOUTH

Guardian of the Dart, 600 years of history.

web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/dartmouth

Living Coasts

TORQUAY

Penguins, seals and more at Torquay’s Coastal Zoo.

web: www.livingcoasts.org.uk

Kents Cavern

TORQUAY

Penguins, seals and more at Torquay’s Coastal Zoo.

web: www.kents-cavern.co.uk

Eden Project

Nr ST. AUSTELL

Although situated in Cornwall, it is only 1 1/2 hours from South Devon and well worth the drive. In the Eden Project’s huge covered conservatories, you can visit rainforests, the Mediterranean, South Africa and California

web: www.edenproject.com

Miniature Pony and Animal Farm

MORETONHAMPSTED

Situated on Dartmoor, we have over 150 animals are waiting to meet you. Enjoy a pony ride, display or join in with one of our hands on activities.

web: www.miniatureponycentre.com

Mount Edgecumbe

Nr PLYMOUTH

Mount Edgecumbe is situated in beautiful landscape, and the house is open during the summer months. Why not catch the Cremyll foot ferry from Plymouth?

web: www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk

National Marine Aquarium

PLYMOUTH

Britain’s biggest aquarium ? 3 floors of amazing marine life! All indoors.

web: www.national-aquarium.co.uk

Paignton Zoo

PAIGNTON

Home to thousands of endangered animals and plants

web: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Pennywell Farm and Wildlife Centre

Nr BUCKFASTLEIGH

Animals, Activities, Action at Devon’s Friendliest Day Out. National Farm Attraction of the Year.

web: www.pennywellfarmcentre.co.uk

Plymouth Gin

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth’s historic Barbican is the oldest in the country, and is well known the world over for the excellent quality of its gin. Shop and distillery tour.

web: www.plymouthgin.com

River Link

TOTNES

River trip on the River Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth. Why not do the ‘Round Robin’ – an inclusive day tour including a ferry ride, steam train, River Dart cruise and a ride on an open top bus.

web: www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk

Quaywest

TORQUAY

Wet & wild for all the family. A unique way to celebrate Summer in Torbay.

web: www.splashdownwaterparks.co.uk

Saltram House and Gardens

PLYMOUTH

Mansion, gardens, costumes, activities shaped by extravagant tastes.

web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saltram

South Devon Railway

TOTNES

Heritage Steam Railway that hugs the River Dart all the way from Totnes to Buckfastleigh.

web: www.southdevonrailway.org

Tamar Cruising

PLYMOUTH

Why not take to the water and see the historical sights of Plymouth.

web: www.tamarcruising.com

Woodlands Leisure Park

Nr DARTMOUTH

60 acres of family rides, attractions and animals. All weather fun!

web: www.woodlandspark.com