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Best things to do in Devon

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“Good grazing menu. A choice of over 50 Gin's, amazing cocktails and a great atmosphere.”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Retail chain selling a range of grocery items, including produce, meat & dairy, at discount prices. Mon - Sat: 08:00 – 22:00. Sun: 10:00 – 16:00 ”
2 locals recommend
Bar
“Lovely pub with great food. Currys are great. Local community use this and they welcome dogs too.”
5 locals recommend
Premise
“Approximately 30-40 minute walk from the cottage- (all down hill!) on footpaths. It is a really stunning walk with sea views and ends up at South Sands beach where there is a hotel which has a very good restaurant and even better cocktails! To avoid the walk back (uphill!) then are lots of paw-friendly taxis. From South Sands beach, you can get the little tractor-ferry over to Salcombe. It is such good fun. You don’t need to pre-book you just turn up and pay on the boat. It’s about a 30 minute ride to Salcombe and they run every half an hour. (They are closed during the winter so I’m not entirely sure if they will be up and running again yet). Approximately 30-40 minute walk from the cottage- (all down hill!) on footpaths. It is a really stunning walk with sea views and ends up at South Sands beach where there is a hotel which has a very good restaurant and even better cocktails! To avoid the walk back (uphill!) then are lots of paw-friendly taxis, as listed below, which are usually around £10-£12 www.southsands.com From South Sands beach, you can get the little tractor-ferry over to Salcombe. It is such good fun. You don’t need to pre-book you just turn up and pay on the boat. It’s about a 30 minute ride to Salcombe and they run every half an hour. (They are closed during the winter so I’m not entirely sure if they will be up and running again yet). ”
6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A short distance away is the sand and pebble beach over the headland from Brixham for lazy summer days splashing in the waves.”
5 locals recommend
Premise
“lovely walks, nature trails, cafe and restaraunt - walking distance from our farm. ”
5 locals recommend
Pub
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“A traditional pub - friendly, with a real old fashioned feel and all the better for it. You'll need to turn your mobile off before you go inside as they're not allowed! Great randge of good beers and ales- Exmoor Gold is my favourite. t's a quiet place to enjoy a drink and talk most of the time . They hold quite a lot of events -live music and quiz nights. These are listed on a blackboard outside the pub.”
4 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“This is an iconic Dartmoor landmark and from the top you can look back across miles of Devon and even pick out Borough Farm where you are staying”
6 locals recommend
Route
“Whether you are having an afternoon stroll or you want to challenge yourself to walking the whole 630 miles, the SW Coast Path is the right place to start your journey. You might enjoy cream teas or seal spotting. You might simply enjoy walking or local history. The South West Coast Path is there for all to enjoy.”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
2 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“family day tickets can be bought allowing full use of aquasplash and fairground rides etc.”
4 locals recommend
Café
“lovely Sri lankan curry served every night @ 5pm during peak season (weather dependent) ”
6 locals recommend
Premise
“Family friendly pub with a children's play area outside. Reasonably priced food and comfortable indoor and outdoor eating. In the summer check their blackboard as they often have storytelling on for the children”
3 locals recommend
Museum
“Catch the boat from Bideford Harbour to Lundy Island for the day. Stunning little Island with plenty to see.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely dog Walk or stroll. Perfect for family’s too. Lovely views of the estuary as you walk around. Lovely and flat and under 3 miles round. Easy to follow and it’s a national trust park. £3 for parking or free for national trust members. If your a keen cyclist this is a lovely route and can follow drakes trail into the city centre from here. ”
5 locals recommend
Lodging
1 local recommends