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  1. Arlington Court

    Victorian home
    -Rare collections
    -Devon's largest colony of Lesser Horseshoe bats
    -19th-century horse-drawn vehicles
    -The 12-ha (30-acre) garden
    -Stunning walks

    Arlington Court,nr Barnstaple,EX31 4LP

    01271 850296

    arlingtoncourt@ntrust.org.uk

  2. Babbacombe Model Village

    Vernacular architectural styles, working watermills, Georgian towns, Tudor houses & classic Devon thatched villages and farms along with working railways, streams, waterfalls and an ornamental Lake.

    The Model Village, Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3LA

    01803 315315

  3. Bicton Park

    63 acres of historic gardens, Orangery, water features, fountains, Tropical House, Pinetum, formal Italian Garden, sweeping lawns and romantic English borders. 19th century Palm House, Woodland Railway.

    East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, East Devon EX9 7BJ

    01395 568465

    gardens@bictonpark.co.uk

  4. Blackpool Sands

    Superb Swimming in clean clear water Beach cleaned daily in main season Cafe & Beach Shop showers Disabled facilties Sand pits and bathing rafts Paddling and boating pond Surfski, kayak, boogie boards, wet suit and snorkel hire Summer Events Lifeguards May - September

    01803 770606

    info@blackpoolsands.co.uk

  5. Buckland Abbey

    Originally a Cistercian monastery. Has rich associations with Sir Francis Drake. Monastic barn, An unusual herb garden, Walks. Craft workshops. Recent developments include a hand-crafted plasterwork ceiling in the Drake Chamber, the Cot Lane rural crafts area and a new Elizabethan garden.

    Yelverton, S Devon, PL20 6EY

    01822 853607

  6. Canatonian Falls

    England's highest Waterfall ( 220ft ). Waterfalls, lakes and cascades, spectacular rock formations and woodland setting. Beautiful Victorian fern garden. Wetland nature reserve. Indoor and outdoor play areas, Junior Commando Assault Course. Wildfowl and miniature ponies

    Cannonteign Falls Nr Exeter, EX6 7NT

    01647 252434

    canonteignfalls@lineone.net

  7. Castle Drogo

    This granite castle is one of the most remarkable works of Sir Edwin Lutyens. Perched on a moorland spur above the River Teign, it commands spectacular views of Dartmoor. Delightful formal garden withroses and herbaceous borders, as well as spring flowers andmany fine walks in the estate

    Drewsteignton, nr Exeter, EX6 6PB

    01647 433306

    castledrogo@ntrust.org.uk

  8. Dartington Crystal

    World famous Dartington Crystal, one of the West Country's leading attractions. Over 250,000 visitors yearly. Watch our skilled craftsmen blowing and shaping beautiful crystal.

    Torrington, Devon, EX38 7AN

    01805 626262

    enquiries@dartington.co.uk

  9. Dartmoor

    Dartmoor was designated one of the National Parks of England and Wales in 1951. Beautiful moorland landscape with wooded valleys and wind swept Tors. 368 square miles in area, 600 miles of public rights of way. 10 million visits are made each year.

    http://www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk

  10. Exmoor

    The park National park contains a variety of magnificent landscapes. Rocky headlands, steep wooded ravines, plunging waterfalls and jumbled heaps of fallen rock make this an area of outstanding scenic beauty; it is defined as a Heritage Coast.

    www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

  11. Lundy Island

    Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide. In the hubbub of the modern world it is a place apart, peaceful and unspoilt. Things To Do: Walking, Diving, Climbing, Birdwatching, Fishing, Snorkelling, Photography, Painting

    Lundy Shore Office, The Quay, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2LY

    01271 863636
    Fax: 01271 879416

    info@lundyisland.co.uk

  12. Lynmouth Cliff Railway

    Come and visit the unique Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway in Exmoor National Park and discover the wonders of the hidden corner of England - including miles of National Trust riverside and coastal walks. Not only is the railway the south West's most popular working attraction but it is an integral part of daily life in the two communities and provides one of the world's most spectacular railway rides.

    M.G. Wild, Lynton And Lynmouth Cliff Railway, The Lynmouth and Lynton Lift Company, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6EQ

    01598 753908
    Fax: 01598 752733

  13. River Dart Country Park

    First class camping and caravaning site with new hard standing pitches, improved security etc., take part in a range of high energy, fun and challenging outdoor activities during your stay or just have a quick go at something with our token activities.

    Holne Park, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7NP

    01364 652511

    enquiries@riverdart.co.uk

  14. Rosemoor Garden

    A garden for gardeners, often featured on TV. Displaying a stunning variety of garden styles, maturity, and planting with all year round interest, Rosemoor is rapidly evolving into a garden of national importance. Its 40 acres are designed to delight and inspire a wide range of visitors, from the novice to the professional, and its fascinating explorer trails are popular with children.

    The Fame of 2000 roses in 200 varieties is spreading - and rightly so, for they are truly a magnificent sight. There are beds of tender perennials, a quarter of a mile of herbaceous borders; contrasting beds of hot and cool colours, a newly planted Winter Garden and spectacular Plantsman's and Foliage Garden with its bamboos, grasses and carefully selected shrubs of fine architectural form. There is a stream that rushes through a 'new' rock gorge planted with ferns and bamboos, then meanders through the bog garden before tumbling down into a magnificent lake.

    Great Torrington 01805 62406

    rosemooradmin@rhs.org.uk