Activities in devon
Uncover the hidden gems of Devon at the esteemed local landmarks, step back in time at fascinating historic sites, or watch a live sporting event. Whether you’re a history buff, art enthusiast, or simply seeking an enriching experience, Devon’s attractions will deliver.
EXETER CHIEFS Rugby
Chanting at the ready! Don’t miss out on the chance to witness the Premiership rugby team Exeter Chiefs play in real time on their home turf – Sandy Park. It’s hard not to get swept up in the atmosphere of the chiefs!
national trust properties
If you’re looking for a fun and educational activity while on a Devon holiday, be sure to check out one of the National Trust sites available. From beautiful walks and stunning gardens to Agatha Christie’s summer home and gorgeous beaches, there’s something for everyone to explore. Our nearby favourites are; A La Ronde, Agatha Christie’s summer residence ‘Greenway House’, Killerton House and Knightshayes Court.
Guided tours and historic landmarks
Discover the beauty and history of this fascinating area by exploring its landmark sights and taking a guided walking tour with Moorland Guides or a private chauffeured tour with Unique Devon Tours.
Alternatively, Red Coat Guided Tours offer regular walking tours of Exeter, educating you on famous landmarks such as Exeter Cathedral. If medieval history takes your interest, you can explore the hidden underground passages and learn stories of wars and sieges, plague and pestilence.
Devon is full of breathtakingly beautiful villages, and luckily Lympstone Manor Hotel is situated closely enough to take a stroll along the coastal path to both Lympstone and Topsham. With Topsham boasting quaint antique shops and coffee shops whilst Lympstone Village is home to a number of cosy pubs. We also recommend taking a trip to Darts Farm to shop amongst some of Devon’s best homegrown produce.
A tradition that’s been around for 150 years, Dartmoor letterboxing is a fun way to spend a day searching for treasure on the moors. A Dartmoor Letterbox is a container – typically a durable plastic box – containing a rubber stamp, a copy of which is taken for the collection, journal or scrapbook. You can also leave a note in the visitors book of proof you found it!
The coast and the cliffs around Charmouth is famous across the world for it’s fossils. The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre offers free tips on the best place to find hidden fossil treasure and also run guided fossil hunts which they advise to book in advance.
A popular activity when visiting Devon is to explore the wonderful landscape which surrounds us. If hiking is on your agenda, we recommend spending a day walking the rugged moorlands of Dartmoor National Park. There are many routes in which you could take so plan your trip before setting off.
Of course, whilst visiting Lympstone Manor we would advise setting off along the stunning Jurassic Coast. Exmouth is the Western Gateway to the Jurassic Coast which is marked at Orcombe Point, continue this scenic route for a couple of miles and you’ll find yourself walking along the glorious Sandy Bay beach.