4 Essential Attractions in Devon

If you’re on holiday in Devon, then there are a few things that you simply must do. Devon has some of the most interesting and exciting things on offer that you’ll kick yourself if you miss. From sea creatures to castles, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The National Aquarium

As the largest aquarium in the UK, this aquarium has over 70 different species of shark including Sand Tiger Sharks and Nurse Sharks. The aquarium also has the largest collection of jellyfish in the UK, with several species, including the Moon Jellyfish, and you’ll be able to see them at various stages of their lifespan. Located in Plymouth, this aquarium can be a day out in itself, but they recommend spending at least three hours there. There are picnic areas as well as a family friendly restaurant and a café.

Under the Sea
National AquariumChris Smith/Out of Chicago / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Becky Falls

Voted the most beautiful place in Devon, Becky Falls is a famous waterfall in Dartmoor. With moss covered boulders and ferns, it looks like an ancient valley or something out of Jurassic Park. As well as walks and trails around the waterfall, there is a variety of activities designed to keep children of all ages entertained. From the nature challenge competition to cuddly and creepy animal shows, there’s something to suit everyone.

Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo was built in the 1910s and 20s and is constructed entirely out of granite. It is the last castle to have been built in England. Though only relatively recently built (in comparison with other castles) it borrows features from medieval and Tudor architecture, as well as more modern approaches. Positioned above the Teign Gorge, it is in a prominent position that means it is susceptible to damp, and has need much ongoing repair work. You can also take a walk down the gorge next to its fierce river.

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Castle DrogoGauis Caecilius / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Milky Way Adventure Park

If you’re more of a thrill seeker, then you must check out the Milky Way Adventure Park. With 85,000 square feet of Devon’s all weather theme park, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. Whether you fancy watching Birds of Prey displays, playing a round of mini golf or defying death on one of Devon’s most terrifying rides, there’ll be an activity to suit you almost perfectly. All the activities are included in the entrance fee too.

At the end of an exciting day in Devon, you’ll want to go back to your accommodation so you can relax and unwind. Helpful Holidays are a company dedicated to making sure that your holidays are the best that they can be.

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