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Best things to do in Devon

National Park
“Approx 20-25 minutes drive from the lodge, Dartmoor speaks for itself. Great walking, fabulous views, lovely old pubs and of course the ponies.”
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Zoo
“Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, is a zoo in Paignton, Devon, England, which was opened to the public in 1923. The zoo is part of South West Environmental Parks Ltd which is owned by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT). It is a combined zoo and botanic garden that welcomes over half a million visitors a year. WWCT also runs Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon and Newquay Zoo in Newquay, Cornwall. All three are registered charities. Paignton Zoo has a collection of about 2,000 animals representing nearly 300 species. It also cultivates about 1,600 different species of plant. It currently employs over 100 permanent staff and an additional 120 seasonally. A registered educational and scientific charity, Paignton Zoo is committed to the highest standards of animal husbandry and welfare, to scientific research, education and the breeding and conservation of rare and endangered animal and plant species. Paignton Zoo was one of the earliest combined zoological and botanical gardens in Britain and the first that was opened with education as its mission. Paignton Zoo was, based on visitor feedback, named by TripAdvisor as the third best zoo in the UK and ninth best zoo in Europe in 2014.”
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Chiesa
“A beautiful building in the heart of Exeter. Also well worth a mention are the guided Red Coat walking tours in Exeter (free) to learn about the history of this ancient city.”
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Giardino
“Lovely gardens and landscaping for inspiration and an away from it all experience. Pretty much on our doorstep.”
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Museum
“A beautiful Museum to delight historians and art lovers. Take a stroll into this much loved historic building, housing many wonderful pieces.”
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Monumento/meta turistica
“So interesting and good for adults and children. The first human jaw bone in Europe was discovered here. It's an important part of the Torbay Geopark.”
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Teatro
“The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West.”
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Teatro
“Something on here all the time. Tribute acts, opera, drama, comedy, music. Lots going on. ”
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Quartiere
“The Barbican is the name given to the western and northern sides of Sutton Harbour, the original harbour of Plymouth in Devon, England. It was one of the few parts of the city to escape most of the destruction of The Blitz during the Second World War and the preceding era of slum clearance following the Public Health Act 1848 . Two or three streets still retain some of the architecture of an historic fishing port. The Barbican has the largest concentration of cobbled streets in Britain, and contains 100 listed buildings”
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Theme Park
“This one time real sheep farm has diversified into a popular family attraction.”
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Zoo
“Our own maritime zoo - a great visit for all and only 20 minutes on foot from Rosa. Seabirds and animals. Brilliant views from here.”
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Aquarium
“We really enjoyed visiting this aquarium with small children a few years ago. We hope it's still as well looked after as it was then!”
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Porto/Porticciolo turistico
“The iconic Cobb wall is an historic stone pier that stretches out to sea to protect the harbour at Lyme Regis. It famously features in Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' and was a memorable feature of John Fowles' novel 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' and the film adaptation (1981) featuring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. ”
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Ristorante di pesce
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“Fabulous food with stunning views. Good idea to book, no dogs except on the balcony.”
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Establishment
“Catch the ferry boat out to the mouth of the river and walk back- or vice versa. Beautiful views from the river and in the summer the castle hosts Shakespeare week. You can also pay to tour inside the castle if you wish, or simply sit at the cafe and admire the view for free. Walk up the steps behind the castle and follow he path down to Sugery Cove which is a quiet pebbly free beach- dog friendly. Parking is free if you take the upper road at the junction. ”
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Beach
“One of our most beautiful, natural treasures Set in an unspoilt, sheltered bay amongst evergreens and pines is Blue Flag awarded Blackpool Sands, a shingle beach located only 3 miles west of Dartmouth on the beautiful South Devon heritage coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). ”
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