Devon is the only county in the UK with two separate coastlines, one to the north and one to the south. This county is a favourite holiday destination with people from all over Britain, some of whom visit year after year. Much of this is due to Devon's stunning coast and warm sunny weather, but there's more to Devon than seaside and sun.
Situated in the south-west of England, between Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, Devon was once known as a dark land of mines and mysterious moorland. The original Celtic people who lived here were known as ‘the deep ones' and they lived a harsh life in the steep valleys of Devon.
Inland, Devon is a county of beautiful countryside, farms, castles and picturesque towns and villages. Dartmoor National Park provides an opportunity for open spaces like no other in Southern England. This area is perfect for walking and features ancient monuments and some stunning waterfalls.
With a mix of mysterious landscape, historical connections and seaside fun, Devon is the perfect place to spend the UK school holidays.
Devon Wildlife Trust: The Devon Wildlife Trust is a registered charity working to make Devon a Living Landscape in which wildlife on land and in the sea is varied, plentiful and widespread.
We do this by securing the future of key wildlife sites, promoting the sustainable use of Devon's natural resources and increasing support for wildlife in the County.
Explore Exmoor and North Devon and see miles of golden beaches, dramatic cliffs and deep winding lanes.
Choose West Devon for a holiday and you will discover the stunning scenery of the Tamar Valley, beautiful peaceful countryside and the ancient wild landscape of Dartmoor.
In South Devon you will find the English Riviera with a wide variety of family attractions, bustling seafront shops, award winning restaurants and charming country villages with busy working harbours. Explore Plymouth, Exeter and Torquay this half term break.
Holiday Cottages in Devon - Powells - Our Devon holiday cottages are at the heart of this energetic and charismatic County, offering a variety of attractions and things to do, no matter what your age or interests. From exciting adventure parks and extreme sports centres to beautiful relaxing gardens and dramatic theatre; you won't be disappointed with what a Devon cottage holiday has to offer!
Stay In Devon A Holiday in Devon offers something for everyone so it's easy to understand why Devon's reputation is so well deserved. If you enjoy blue flag beaches, salty air and sea breezes you won't be disappointed. Or perhaps you'd like to taste some award winning cuisine whilst exploring the hidden treasures of one of Britain's breathing spaces? It's all here and waiting to be discovered.