Although you’ll never run out of things to do here, it’s also a great base for exploring the surrounding region.
Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found in the UK, Babbacombe Cliff Railway provides a vital and non-exhausting way for locals and holiday makers alike to soak up the peaceful atmosphere.
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens are a magnificent grade 1-listed gardens set in the picturesque Otter Valley, between Exeter and England’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Buckfast Abbey offers visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life. The abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self-sufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world.
Cheddar Gorge & Caves
Explore Cheddar Gorge & Caves, from the dramatic cliffs to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors.
Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre
The Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre is an ideal place to start your visit to Dartmoor. The all-weather centres has a range of interactive games, ﬁlms, exhibitions and a shop featuring local products and information.
Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies
Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies is a friendly south Devon attraction, ideal for a family day out. You can enjoy and learn about the tropical butterflies in the specially-designed habitat of which you become part of.
Torquay’s Dinosaur World is a fun and exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! Whether you are a little dinosaur fan, or even a big one, there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into!
Exeter Cathedral is the spiritual home for a wide diversity of people and all who come through the door are warmly welcome. The treasures held there, even the cathedral itself, tell the story of the city and region.
The histories, mysteries and myths of Glastonbury Abbey define it as a place of extraordinary spiritual significance. With open-air theatre, concerts and more, the Abbey offers a packed programme throughout the year.
Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts.
Kents Cavern is one of Britain’s best show-caves! On your visit you’ll go back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals.
With over 250 rescued and endangered primates, Monkey World is the largest primate rescue centre in the world! Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild.
Peninsula Arts is the wide-ranging public arts programme of Plymouth University and plays a pivotal role in building culture and art in the city, supporting established, new and emerging artists from around the world.
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
The collections at Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery form the basis for study and research by school children, students, personal and professional researchers, fellow curators and specialists from the region and beyond.
Standing at 72 foot high, Smeaton’s Tower offers fantastic views of Plymouth Sound and the city from its lantern room which, along with the rest of the building, has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
The prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world. Radiocarbon dating work on the stones has led archaeologists to believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC, but why is a mystery.
Taste of the Teign
Taste of the Teign is a new estuary and food festival celebrating the provenance and local flavours of the magnificent Teign River estuary. There will be plenty to eat, see and enjoy during the festival.
The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company
The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company is the only cheesemakers left in Cheddar. You can watch during the various stages as they transform the rich, local milk into award-winning cheddar cheese every day of the week.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm is a family owned attraction, which relies on the work of volunteers and the great support of its customers. It aims to preserve endangered species of farm animals and the diversity of British wildlife.
Tresco Abbey Gardens
The treasures to be found within Tresco Abbey Gardens are not limited to the floral kind. The garden is also home to a collection of fantastic shipwrecked figureheads, which are displayed at the Valhalla Museum.