Things To Do in South Devon

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Totnes Narrows, Totnes, South Devon

Totnes Narrows, Totnes, South Devon

Welcome to the historic Narrows! If you're exploring Totnes on foot, start at the River Dart/Bridgetown in the centre of town. A road climbs from the River Dart/Bridgetown in the direction of Totnes Castle (English Heritage) and then arcs into the historic Narrows. The lower section of this ro...

Totnes Market, Totnes, South Devon

Totnes Market, Totnes, South Devon

Market by Totnes Castle (English Heritage) The Totnes area is one of South Devon's best shopping destinations. There are The Shops At Dartington, the many independent shops that line Fore Street, High Street and the Narrows in central Totnes and the superb Totnes Market. Located near Totnes Castl...

Totnes Castle (English Heritage), Totnes, South Devon

Totnes Castle (English Heritage), Totnes, South Devon

Excellent example of a motte and bailey castle overlooking Totnes and the River Dart Built by the Normans in the eleventh century, Totnes Castle is an excellent example of a motte and bailey castle.* Wander up into the keep and then walk around its ramparts. There are stunning views...

Totnes Museum, Totnes, South Devon

Totnes Museum, Totnes, South Devon

One of South Devon's many excellent local museums. Local musuem at the top of Fore Street in the centre of Totnes. Totnes Museum is one of South Devon's many excellent local museums. Others include Dartmouth Museum, Newton Abbot Town & Great Western Railway Museum, Teign Heritage Centre (Teign...

Berry Pomeroy Castle (English Heritage), Totnes, South Devon

Berry Pomeroy Castle (English Heritage), Totnes, South Devon

English Heritage castle ruin near Totnes Berry Pomeroy Castle (English Heritage) is a magnificent castle ruin in a stunning location near Totnes. There are woodland walks and a small lake below the castle. You can also take a break in the restaurant/cafe (great Devon cream teas) an...

Compton Castle (National Trust), Torquay, South Devon

Compton Castle (National Trust), Torquay, South Devon

National Trust property located behind The English Riviera and south of Newton Abbot in Devon Compton Castle (National Trust) is an extraordinary building and something you'd expect to see in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. There are restricted opening hours so please see the National Trust...

Dartmoor Zoo, Plymouth, South Devon

Dartmoor Zoo, Plymouth, South Devon

Close to Plymouth and near the southern border of Dartmoor National Park Superb zoo close to Plymouth on the southern fringe of Dartmoor National Park made famous by the Hollywood film 'We Bought A Zoo'. It's a great family day out. See tigers, lions, wolves, bears, lynx and birds of...

Western Beacon, Plymouth, South Devon

Western Beacon, Plymouth, South Devon

Dartmoor's most southerly beacon Western Beacon is Dartmoor National Park's most southerly beacon or tor. It offers great views down to Ivybridge and across South Devon to the coast. Plymouth's to the west. We'd recommend visiting as part of a walk from the moorland car park by Harford. F...

Ugborough Beacon, Totnes, South Devon

Ugborough Beacon, Totnes, South Devon

One of a number of 'beacons' on the southern border of the Park offering stunning views across South Devon Ugborough Beacon is an impressive collection of granite outcrops to the west of South Brent and east of Harford. To the north east is Brent Hill and to the north the landscape around Avon...

Avon Dam Reservoir, Totnes, South Devon

Avon Dam Reservoir, Totnes, South Devon

Magnificent reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor Avon Dam Reservoir is one of the many beautiful and much visited reservoirs in Dartmoor. It's situated in the south eastern section of the National Park towards the edge of Dartmoor's south moor. The Abbot's Way, as marked on the Ordnance Sur...

Pennywell Farm, Totnes, South Devon

Pennywell Farm, Totnes, South Devon

Great day out for families with young kids Pennywell Farm is a great day out for families with young kids. There's a huge range of things to do and animals to meet. Thankfully, all these activities are packed into a relatively small area which helps prevent tired legs. The farm animals are the fo...

Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies, Totnes, South Devon

Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies, Totnes, South Devon

One of a number of great family visitor attractions clustered together on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park Buckfast and Buckfastleigh are located on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. They are home to a cluster of popular visitor attractions including Buckfast Abbey an...

South Devon Railway, Totnes, South Devon

South Devon Railway, Totnes, South Devon

Popular attraction following the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes The River Dart rises as two rivers on the high north plateau of Dartmoor before joining at Dartmeet and then flowing down to the border of the National Park. From there, it meanders to Totnes and Dartmouth on the So...

Buckfast Abbey, Totnes, South Devon

Buckfast Abbey, Totnes, South Devon

Remarkable abbey on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park Buckfast Abbey is a remarkable working abbey on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. They abbey, its grounds and shops are open to the public. At the heart of Buckfast Abbey is the big and impressive abbey church. Remark...

Dart Gorge, Totnes, South Devon

Dart Gorge, Totnes, South Devon

One of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park The Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Like the Teign Gorge and Lustleigh Cleave, the Dart Gorge is a steep-sided wooded valley cut by a fast-flowing river that runs from the high moors down to the D...