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It is 99 miles from Salcombe to Ilfracombe and 73 miles from Lyme Regis to Tavistock.

Ferries Ferry Ports indicated are Plymouth, Bideford and Clovelly.

Airports Airports indicated are Plymouth and Exeter.

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Attraction 1 - Newton Abbot Races. The Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF. Tel: (01626) 353235. newtonabbotracing.com.
Attraction 2 - Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE. Tel: 01364 645550. buckfast.org.uk.
Attraction 3 - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU. paigntonzoo.org.uk.
Attraction 4 - National Marine Aquarium, Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth, Devon. Tel: 01752 600 301. national-aquarium.co.uk
Attraction 5 - Kingsley Museum, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5SY. Tel: 01237 431781.

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Visitor attractions and information - Ashburton

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Attractions Newton Abbot Races. The Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF. Tel: (01626) 353235. Car parking for racegoers and full disabled facilities. Happy Days Creche is situated in purpose built premises on the Racecourse Estate. The Racecourse is well signposted from the M5, just a few miles away. www.newtonabbotracing.com. About 6 miles east of Ashburton.

 Newton Abbot Races

Attractions South Devon Railway Trust, The Station, Buckfastleigh, South Devon, TQ11 0DZ. Tel: 0845 3451420. Steam trains from Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Parking at Buckfastleigh we have an extensive free car park. Parking at Staverton there is limited free car parking available. Parking at Totnes there are designated spaces in the car park adjacent to the Main Line station. The Railway is adjacent to the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary. www.southdevonrailway.org. Station at Buckfastleigh about 3 miles south of Ashburton.

South Devon Railway Trust

Attractions Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 ODZ. Tel: 01364 642916. Tropical garden with waterfalls and large pond undercover, where butterflies and moths from all over the world fly free. Also otters, birds, terrapins and fish. About 3 miles south of Ashburton.

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

Attractions Totnes Castle, In Totnes, on a hill overlooking the town. Tel: 01803 864406. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 5 miles south of Ashburton.

Totnes Castle

Attractions Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE. Tel: 01364 645550. Home of a Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks in Devon. Buckfast attracts almost half a million visitors each year, from all parts of the world. Buckfast is a popular location for a wide variety of concerts, specialising in sacred music. www.buckfast.org.uk. About 3 miles south of Ashburton.

Buckfast Abbey

Attractions Totnes Motor Museum, Steamer Quay, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5AL. Tel: 01803 862777. Vintage Sports Cars Vintage Racing Cars Motor Racing Trophies Toy Cars. About 5 miles south of Ashburton.

Totnes Motor Museum

Attractions Ashburton Museum, The Bull Ring, Ashburton, Devon. Tel: 01364 652648. Ashburton Museum occupies a building which was once a brush factory overlooking the Bull Ring. A mixture of items of local interest and North American Indian artifacts. Model of the Town Hall built in 1550. Location: In the centre of Ashburton.

Ashburton Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Axminster

Attractions Shute Barton, Shute, nr Axminster, Devon EX13 7PT. Tel: 01297 34692 (Tenant). Medieval manor house with later architectural features dating from 1380. Battlemented turrets, late Gothic windows and a Tudor gatehouse. Not open all year. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Ian Shaw). nationaltrust.org.uk. About 2 miles west of Axminster.

Shute Barton

Attractions Axe Valley Heritage Museum, The Town Hall, Seaton, Devon, EX12. Tel:01297 24227. The museum can be found on the top floor of the Town Hall in Fore Street. Seaton museum is well known for it's excellent collection of old photographs of the area. seatonmuseum.co.uk. Location: About 6 miles south of Axminster.

Axe Valley Heritage Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Barnstaple

Attractions Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8LN. Tel: 01271 346747. Tells the story of this part of Devon, and has a large collection of North Devon Art Pottery, furniture. There is full wheelchair access to the ground floor and a stairlift to the remaining displays. Location: In the centre of Barnstaple.

 Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

Attractions Barnstaple Heritage Centre, Queen Anne's Walk, The Strand, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1EU. Tel: 01271 373003. A tour through Barnstaple's rich past, and includes mediaeval and civil war displays. Toilets ,Disabled Access, Shop. Location: In the centre of Barnstaple.
Barnstaple Heritage Centre

Attractions Arlington Carriage Museum, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP. Tel:01271 850296. Regency house with an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Carriage rides around the grounds in Summer. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Matthew Antrobus). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 6 miles north of Barnstaple.

Arlington Carriage Museum

Attractions Braunton Museum, The Bakehouse Centre, Caen Street, Braunton, Devon, EX33 1AA. Tel: 01271 816688. History of Braunton, including it's maritime heritage based on the port of Vellator, (2 minutes drive from the village centre). Disabled access and a stair lift to the first floor. Shop with gifts, souvenirs and local history booklets. Toilets. Free car park. Location: About 5 miles west of Barnstaple.

Braunton Museum

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Attractions Cobbaton Combat Collection, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9RZ. Tel:01796 540740. Military museum and tourist attraction. Over 60 fully equipped vehicles - armoured cars, tanks, artillery, trucks, mostly World War II. www.cobbatoncombat.co.uk. Location: About 7 miles south of Barnstaple.

Cobbaton Combat Collection

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Visitor attractions and information - Bideford

Attractions The Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ. Tel: 01237 471455. Burton Art Gallery & Museum has three exhibition spaces, a museum, craft gallery, shop and a coffee shop. Displays include ceramics, textile jewellery, wood-engravings, recycled sculpture, hand blown glass, wood carving. The Burton Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible. www.burtonartgallery.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Bideford.

The Burton Art Gallery

Attractions Kingsley Museum, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5SY. Tel: 01237 431781. Clovelly was home to Charles Kingsley, author of the children's classic, ‘The Water Babies’, and ‘Westward Ho!’ Most of Charles Kingsley's works are available to buy in the very good shop alongside the museum. Location: About 9 miles west of Bideford.

Kingsley Museum

Attractions Torrington 1646, Castle Hill, South Street, Great Torrington EX38 8AA. Tel: 01805 626146. Travel back in time to the 17th Century and meet many strange and interesting people, and learn a little bit more of the history of the English Civil War. Please allow at least 2-3 hours for your visit to Torrington 1646. Pay and display car park. www.torrington-1646.co.uk. About 5 miles south of Bideford.

Torrington 1646

Attractions The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5RY. Tel: 01237 431 255. The Milky Way, North Devon's Great Adventure with lots of things to do, Fun for all the family in Devon. Its all weather attraction mix of sheer fun, rides, education and live shows make it a must for your family holiday. About 2 miles south of Clovelly.

The Milky Way Adventure Park

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Visitor attractions and information - Bovey Tracey

Attractions Newton Abbot Races. The Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF. Tel: (01626) 353235. Car parking for racegoers and full disabled facilities. Happy Days Creche is situated in purpose built premises on the Racecourse Estate. The Racecourse is well signposted from the M5, just a few miles away. www.newtonabbotracing.com. About 5 miles south of Bovey Tracey.

Newton Abbot Races

Attractions Bishopsteignton Museum of Rural Life, The Community Centre, Shute Hill, Bishopsteignton, Devon, TQ14 9QL. Tel: 01626 775308. Local history and village life. Britain in waretime. Agricultural artefacts. About 7 miles east of Bovey Tracey.

Bishopsteignton Museum of Rural Life

Attractions Bovey Tracey Heritage Trust, The Old Railway Station, St John's Lane, BOVEY TRACEY, Devon, TQ13 9GP. Tel: 01626 834331. Bovey Tracey sits in a clay basin which resulted in the town having a thriving pottery industry. The collection shows life in and around the town, including the remains of bottle kilns. Toilets, Disabled Access, Free Parking, Shop. Location: In the centre of Bovey Tracey.
 Bovey Tracey Heritage Trust

Attractions Ashburton Museum, The Bull Ring, Ashburton, Devon. Tel: 01364 652648. Ashburton Museum occupies a building which was once a brush factory overlooking the Bull Ring. A mixture of items of local interest and North American Indian artifacts. Model of the Town Hall built in 1550. Location: About 6 miles south west of Bovey Tracey.

Ashburton Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Braunton

Attractions Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8LN. Tel: 01271 346747. Tells the story of this part of Devon, and has a large collection of North Devon Art Pottery, furniture. There is full wheelchair access to the ground floor and a stairlift to the remaining displays. Location: About 5 miles east of Braunton, in the centre of Barnstaple.

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

Attractions Barnstaple Heritage Centre, Queen Anne's Walk, The Strand, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1EU. Tel: 01271 373003. A tour through Barnstaple's rich past, and includes mediaeval and civil war displays. Toilets, Disabled Access, Shop. Location: About 5 miles east of Braunton, in the centre of Barnstaple.
Barnstaple Heritage Centre

Attractions Arlington Carriage Museum, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP. Tel:01271 850296. Regency house with an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Carriage rides around the grounds in Summer. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Matthew Antrobus). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 7 miles east of Braunton.

Arlington Carriage Museum

Attractions Braunton Museum, The Bakehouse Centre, Caen Street, Braunton, Devon, EX33 1AA. Tel: 01271 816688. History of Braunton, including it's maritime heritage based on the port of Vellator, (2 minutes drive from the village centre). Disabled access and a stair lift to the first floor. Shop with gifts, souvenirs and local history booklets. Toilets. Free car park. Location: In the centre of Braunton.

Braunton Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Brixham

Attractions Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway. Paignton station: There is no car parking at our station. Local authority car parking and the car park at the mainline railway station are within 200 yards. Goodrington station: Local authority car park close to the station - no wheelchair access to trains because of steps to station platform. Churston station: Limited free parking adjoining the station, level access. Kingswear station: Limited parking nearby. www.paignton-steamrailway.co.uk. Station in Churston 1 mile west of Brixham.

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

Attractions Brixham Heritage Museum, The Old Police Station, New Road, Brixham, Devon. TQ5 8LZ. Tel: 01803 856267. Victorian drawing room & nursery, Brixham Past & Present photographs, police cell, unusual items brought up by Brixham trawlers and more. www.brixhamheritage.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Brixham.

Brixham Heritage Museum

Attractions Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU. Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. The Zoo is divided up into six zones, 'Primley', savannah, forest, wetland, tropical forest and desert. All of these represent world habitats, except for Primley which is an area in the Zoo where animals from a mixture of habitats live. www.paigntonzoo.org.uk. Location: About 4 miles north of Brixham.

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Attractions Golden Hind Ship Museum, Brixham Harbour, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AW. Tel: 01803 856223. Full-size replica of the Golden Hind Ship now offering an insight into life onboard a 16th century sailing ship. There is plenty to see and do for the whole family. Charges apply. www.goldenhind.co.uk. Location: In the harbour at Brixham.

Golden Hind Ship Museum

Attractions Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0EQ. Tel: 01803 752466. Arts & Crafts-style house with elegant Art Deco-influenced interior in a spectacular coastal setting. Award winning tea-room. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles south of Brixham.

Coleton Fishacre

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Visitor attractions and information - Buckfastleigh

Attractions South Devon Railway Trust, The Station, Buckfastleigh, South Devon, TQ11 0DZ. Tel: 0845 3451420. Steam trains from Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Parking at Buckfastleigh we have an extensive free car park. Parking at Staverton there is limited free car parking available. Parking at Totnes there are designated spaces in the car park adjacent to the Main Line station. The Railway is adjacent to the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary. www.southdevonrailway.org. Location: On the outskirts of Buckfastleigh.

 South Devon Railway Trust

Attractions Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 ODZ. Tel: 01364 642916. Tropical garden with waterfalls and large pond undercover, where butterflies and moths from all over the world fly free. Also otters, birds, terrapins and fish. Location: On the outskirts of Buckfastleigh.

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

Attractions Totnes Castle, In Totnes, on a hill overlooking the town. Tel: 01803 864406. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 5 miles south east of Buckfastleigh.

Totnes Castle

Attractions Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE. Tel: 01364 645550. Home of a Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks in Devon. Buckfast attracts almost half a million visitors each year, from all parts of the world. Buckfast is a popular location for a wide variety of concerts, specialising in sacred music. www.buckfast.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Buckfastleigh.

Buckfast Abbey

Attractions Totnes Motor Museum, Steamer Quay, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5AL. Tel: 01803 862777. Vintage Sports Cars Vintage Racing Cars Motor Racing Trophies Toy Cars. About 5 miles south east of Buckfastleigh.

Totnes Motor Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Budleigh Salterton

Attractions Fairlynch Museum, 27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NP. Tel:01395-442666. History of Budleigh Salterton. The large costume collection, women's, men's and children's wear, is extensive and dates from the early 18th Century. Dolls, toys and pastimes; needlecrafts; local maps, deeds, guide books and directories. www.fairlynchmuseum.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Budleigh Salterton.

 Fairlynch Museum

Attractions Exmouth Museum, Sheppards Row, Off Exeter Road, EXMOUTH, Devon, EX8 1PW. Tel:01395 263785. Collection of local china, Children's toys, Railways, Antique Lace and more. 3 galleries, two on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Wheelchair access to ground floor only. Limited parking. Location: About 3 miles west of Budleigh Salterton.

 Exmouth Museum

Attractions A La Ronde, Summer Lane, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5BD. Tel: 01395 265514. Quirky 18th-century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections. Unique 16-sided house. Impressive collection of Grand Tour mementoes. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: About 4 miles west of Budleigh Salterton.

A La Ronde

Otterton Mill

Attractions Otterton Mill, Otterton, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG. Tel: 01395 568521. There has been a mill at Otterton since Norman times, but during the 20th Century it fell into disrepair. It was restored in 1977. The famous Otterton wholemeal flour is now produced, and made into bread & cakes. Mill gallery and working musuem, artist studios. www.ottertonmill.com. About 3 miles north of Budleigh Salterton.

Otterton Mill

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Visitor attractions and information - Clovelly

 The Burton Art Gallery

Attractions The Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ. Tel: 01237 471455. Burton Art Gallery & Museum has three exhibition spaces, a museum, craft gallery, shop and a coffee shop. Displays include ceramics, textile jewellery, wood-engravings, recycled sculpture, hand blown glass, wood carving. The Burton Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible. www.burtonartgallery.co.uk. Location: About 9 miles east of Clovelly.

 The Burton Art Gallery

Attractions Kingsley Museum, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5SY. Tel: 01237 431781. Clovelly was home to Charles Kingsley, author of the children's classic, ‘The Water Babies’, and ‘Westward Ho!’ Most of Charles Kingsley's works are available to buy in the very good shop alongside the museum. Location: In the centre of Clovelly.

Kingsley Museum

Attractions The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5RY. Tel: 01237 431 255. The Milky Way, North Devon's Great Adventure with lots of things to do, Fun for all the family in Devon. Its all weather attraction mix of sheer fun, rides, education and live shows make it a must for your family holiday. About 2 miles south of Clovelly.

The Milky Way Adventure Park

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Visitor attractions and information - Crediton

Attractions Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE. Tel: 01392 881345. Fine 18th-century house with costume collection. Home to the 'Paulise de Bush' costume collection, with over 9,000 outfits. Plant centre selling produce grown in peat-free compost. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 9 miles east of Crediton.

Killerton

Attractions Devon Railway Centre, The Station, Bickleigh, Near Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG. Tel: 01884 855671. Our two railways give unlimited train rides along the Exe Valley. Superb under cover model exhibition with push buttons which control the trains. Why not drive your own train (for the under 10s). have a bite to eat in the surroundings of our restored Victorian Station. Narrow Gauge Railway. Miniature Railway. Model Railways. www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk. About 7 miles north east of Crediton.

Devon Railway Centre

Attractions Bickleigh Mill, Bickleigh Bridge, Bickleigh, Tiverton Devon. Tel: 01884 855 419. A lovely 18th century watermill and pottery studio in the heart of Devon. Bickleigh Mill is also one of Devon's largest most exciting rural shopping, eating and recreation destinations housed within this historic working water Mill. Hand crafted pottery. Restaurant and Cafe Bar. www.bickleighmill.com. About 7 miles north east of Crediton.

Bickleigh Mill

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Visitor attractions and information - Dartmouth

Attractions Dartmouth Museum, The Butterwalk, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9PZ. Tel:01803-832923. A small museum housed in an old merchants house, dated 1640. Collection include ships in bottles, pictures, artefacts and photographs of this ancient town together with much local and maritime information. Location: In the centre of Dartmouth.

 Dartmouth Museum

Attractions The Britannia Museum, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0HJ. Tel:01803 677233. Displays include a fine collection of French prisoner of war bone ship models. Visits to the Britannia Museum are generally part of fully guided tours of the College. Open to the general public at certain times. Phone for details. Location: In the centre of Dartmouth.

The Britannia Museum

Attractions Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0EQ. Tel: 01803 752466. Arts & Crafts-style house with elegant Art Deco-influenced interior in a spectacular coastal setting. Award winning tea-room. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles west of Dartmouth (via the Ferry).

Coleton Fishacre

Attractions Airtopia Ballooning, Langford Barton, Ugborough, Devon, PL21 0PG. Tel: 01364 73969. Email: info@airtopia.co.uk. www.balloon-flights-over-devon-cornwall.co.uk. Hot air balloon flights over Devon and Cornwall. Hot air ballooning is a truly unforgettable, thrilling and romantic experience ! The launch site for your flight will be chosen to give you the best possible view of the countryside according to weather that day. Airtopia Ballooning uses a number of launch sites throughout Devon and Cornwall. Locations include Liskeard, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Jamaica Inn, Dartmouth, Launceston, Totnes, River Dart Country Park, Exeter, Tiverton. Flights from a Location around Dartmouth.

Airtopia balloon flights

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Visitor attractions and information - Dawlish

Attractions Newton Abbot Races. The Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF. Tel: (01626) 353235. Car parking for racegoers and full disabled facilities. Happy Days Creche is situated in purpose built premises on the Racecourse Estate. The Racecourse is well signposted from the M5, just a few miles away. www.newtonabbotracing.com. About 7 miles south west of Dawlish.

Newton Abbot Races

Attractions Bishopsteignton Museum of Rural Life, The Community Centre, Shute Hill, Bishopsteignton, Devon, TQ14 9QL. Tel: 01626 775308. Local history and village life. Britain in waretime. Agricultural artefacts. About 4 miles south west of Dawlish.

Bishopsteignton Museum of Rural Life

Attractions Dawlish Museum Society, The Knowle, Barton Terrace, DAWLISH Devon, EX7 9QH. Tel:01626-888557. Victorian Room settings, Militaria, Toys and Local Industry, postcards and photos of the early 20th century. Collection of costumes and dolls. Location: In the centre of Dawlish.

Dawlish Museum Society

Attractions Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum, 29 French Street, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8ST. Tel: 01626 777041. Set in a converted eighteenth century dwelling. The history of Teignmouth and Shaldon. Collection of artefacts of Admiral Pellew. The Railway in Teignmouth. Boat builders in Teignmouth. www.teignmuseum.org.uk. Location: About 2 miles south of Dawlish.

Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Exeter

Attractions Topsham Museum, 25 The Strand, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0AX. Tel:01392 873244. The history of Topsham from Prehistoric times. Furnished rooms from the late 17th century. Changing Exhibitions. 1930's Kitchen. About 3 miles south of Exeter.

Topsham Museum

Attractions Exeter Cathedral. Tel: 01392 285 983. Guided tours of the cathedral take place from April to October. The cathedral at Exeter dates from 1050. The Cathedral Close and Yard form an oasis of calm and tranquillity in the centre of the city. Mol's Coffee House and the Ship Inn, close to the Cathedral, were favourite haunts of Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Cathedral Shop. Cathedral Library. www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Exeter.

Exeter Cathedral

Attractions Exeter's Historic Quayside. Just a 10 minute walk from the city centre. Quay House Visitor Centre. Exeter Quayside is a great place for shopping. There are a wide range of restaurants, teashops, and cafes. Location: In the centre of Exeter.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX. Tel:01392 665858. Family friendly museum and art gallery. There’s more in Exeter’s museum than you might imagine, its 16 galleries of displays. Glassware, Westcountry silver, clocks and watches, local history, archaeology, exotic animals, birds and butterflies. Cafe, Shop. Toilets, Baby Changing, Disabled Access. Location: In the centre of Exeter.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE. Tel: 01392 881345. Fine 18th-century house with costume collection. Home to the 'Paulise de Bush' costume collection, with over 9,000 outfits. Plant centre selling produce grown in peat-free compost. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 5 miles north of Exeter.

Killerton

Attractions Airtopia Ballooning, Langford Barton, Ugborough, Devon, PL21 0PG. Tel: 01364 73969. Email: info@airtopia.co.uk. www.balloon-flights-over-devon-cornwall.co.uk. Hot air balloon flights over Devon and Cornwall. Hot air ballooning is a truly unforgettable, thrilling and romantic experience ! The launch site for your flight will be chosen to give you the best possible view of the countryside according to weather that day. Airtopia Ballooning uses a number of launch sites throughout Devon and Cornwall. Locations include Liskeard, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Jamaica Inn, Dartmouth, Launceston, Totnes, River Dart Country Park, Exeter, Tiverton. Flights from a Location around Exeter.

Airtopia balloon flights

Exeter Hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Exmouth

Attractions Fairlynch Museum, 27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NP. Tel:01395-442666. History of Budleigh Salterton. The large costume collection, women's, men's and children's wear, is extensive and dates from the early 18th Century. Dolls, toys and pastimes; needlecrafts; local maps, deeds, guide books and directories. www.fairlynchmuseum.org.uk. Location: About 3 miles east of Exmouth .

Fairlynch Museum

Attractions Exmouth Museum, Sheppards Row, Off Exeter Road, EXMOUTH, Devon, EX8 1PW. Tel:01395 263785. Collection of local china, Children's toys, Railways, Antique Lace and more. 3 galleries, two on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Wheelchair access to ground floor only. Limited parking. Location: In the centre of Exmouth.

Exmouth Museum

Attractions A La Ronde, Summer Lane, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5BD. Tel: 01395 265514. Quirky 18th-century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections. Unique 16-sided house. Impressive collection of Grand Tour mementoes. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Exmouth.

A La Ronde

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Visitor attractions and information - Great Torrington

Attractions Torrington 1646, Castle Hill, South Street, Great Torrington EX38 8AA. Tel: 01805 626146. Travel back in time to the 17th Century and meet many strange and interesting people, and learn a little bit more of the history of the English Civil War. Please allow at least 2-3 hours for your visit to Torrington 1646. Pay and display car park. torrington-1646.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Great Torrington.

Attractions The Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ. Tel: 01237 471455. Burton Art Gallery & Museum has three exhibition spaces, a museum, craft gallery, shop and a coffee shop. Displays include ceramics, textile jewellery, wood-engravings, recycled sculpture, hand blown glass, wood carving. The Burton Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible. burtonartgallery.co.uk. Location: About 5 miles north of Great Torrington.

Attractions Barometer World, Quicksilver Barn, Merton, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3DS. Tel: 01805 603443. Rare and strange instruments from the past to unusual natural weather forecasters including sharks, frogs and leeches! Barometer World invites you to an exhibition with a difference! We have Barometers to sell, and also offer restoration. barometerworld.co.uk. About 5 miles south of Great Torrington.

Attractions Torrington Museum, Town Hall, The Square, TORRINGTON, Devon, EX38 8HN. Tel:01805 624324. History of Torrington. Industry, agriculture, dairying, railways, roads, people, costume. A series of items related to heating and lighting, including a 17th century cast iron fireback and a 20th century gas iron. Location: In the centre of Great Torrington.

Bed and breakfast in Great Torrington

Visitor attractions and information - Honiton

Attractions Allhallows Museum of Lace and Local Antiquities, High Street, HONITON, Devon, EX14 1PG. Tel: 01404 - 44966. 3 galleries showing 16th to early 20th century lace, Honiton Pottery, Victorian doll's house, children's toys, coins. The ceiling of the Murch gallery was painted in 1910 and depicts the twelve Apostles, six prophets and six saints. Stairlift and wheelchair available on request. Location: In the centre of Honiton.

Allhallows Museum of Lace and Local Antiquities

Attractions Shute Barton, Shute, nr Axminster, Devon EX13 7PT. Tel: 01297 34692 (Tenant). Medieval manor house with later architectural features dating from 1380. Battlemented turrets, late Gothic windows and a Tudor gatehouse. Not open all year. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Ian Shaw). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 6 miles east of Honiton.

Shute Barton

Attractions Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1LU. Tel: 01404 822188. The original gardens were set out by Capability Brown. Escot is a place for people who love Nature - here are paths, trails, vistas, places to picnic. Restaurant. Aquatic & Pet Centre. Maze. Otters. Birds of Prey. www.escot-devon.co.uk. About 5 miles west of Honiton.

Escot Park

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Visitor attractions and information - Ilfracombe

Attractions Arlington Carriage Museum, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP. Tel:01271 850296. Regency house with an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Carriage rides around the grounds in Summer. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Matthew Antrobus). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 6 miles south east of Ilfracombe.

Arlington Carriage Museum

Attractions Combe Martin Museum, The Parade, Combe Martin, EX34 0AP. Tel: 01271882915. History of Combe Martin. Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Archives, Social History, Maritime. Wheelchair access to some areas. About 3 miles east of Ilfracombe.

Combe Martin Museum

Attractions Ilfracombe Museum, Runnymede Gardens, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AF. Tel:01271 863541. Clocks, Dresses, Ink wells, Jewellery, Kitchenware, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, World Cultures, Fine Art, Social History, Maritime. Toilets, Disabled Access, Parking, Shop. Children can try out morse code. Location: In the centre of Ilfracombe.

Ilfracombe Museum

Attractions Mortehoe Heritage Centre, Mortehoe, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7DT. Tel:01271 870028. Rocket-Apparatus Wagon built by the Bristol Cart Company in the 1860s. Shop, videos, books, maps. Cannon from HMS Weazle - a Man O’ War. Agricultural implements. About 3 miles east of Ilfracombe.
Mortehoe Heritage Centre

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Visitor attractions and information - Ivybridge

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AJ. Tel:01752 264878. Over 60,000 people visit the museum each year to enjoy the collection displays exhibitions. The museum is on North Hill, next to Plymouth's Central Library and opposite the University of Plymouth. All toilet facilities are situated on the ground floor. Location: About 8 miles west of Ivybridge.

Plymouth City Museum

Attractions Plymouth Naval Base Museum, HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 2BG. Tel: 01752 552593. Field Gun Gallery, FigureHead Gallery, Hangman`s Cell, Model Ship Gallery. Courageous is the last of the Valiant Class Submarines - Tickets for a tour are limited and there is no disabled access to the submarine. www.plymouthnavalmuseum.com. Location: About 8 miles west of Ivybridge.

Plymouth Naval Base Museum

Attractions Saltram House, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1UH. Tel:01752 333502. Magnificent Georgian house with Adam interiors, gardens and landscaped parkland. Varied, family-friendly events programme. Arts & Crafts gallery. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: About 6 miles west of Ivybridge.

Saltram House

Attractions Plym Valley Railway, Marsh Mills Station, Coypool Road, Plympton, PLYMOUTH, PL7 4NW. Our mainline is currently 652 metres or 712 yards long, from the southern terminus of the line at Marsh Mills up to a point that has become known as World's End. The Railway is normally only open to visitors on Sundays from 10:00. www.plymrail.co.uk. Location: About 7 miles west of Ivybridge.

Plym Valley Railway

Attractions Airtopia Ballooning, Langford Barton, Ugborough, Devon, PL21 0PG. Tel: 01364 73969. Email: info@airtopia.co.uk. www.balloon-flights-over-devon-cornwall.co.uk. Hot air balloon flights over Devon and Cornwall. Hot air ballooning is a truly unforgettable, thrilling and romantic experience ! The launch site for your flight will be chosen to give you the best possible view of the countryside according to weather that day. Airtopia Ballooning uses a number of launch sites throughout Devon and Cornwall. Locations include Liskeard, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Jamaica Inn, Dartmouth, Launceston, Totnes, River Dart Country Park, Exeter, Tiverton. Flights from a Location around Ivybridge.

Airtopia balloon flights

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Visitor attractions and information - Kingsbridge

Attractions Cookworthy Museum of Rural Life, The Old Grammar School, 108 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1AW. Tel:01548-853235. Based in the Old Grammar School. Exhibits include Cookworthy Porcelain, agricultural items from the time between the Wars, Victorian kitchen, Edwardian Pharmacy. Location: In the centre of Kingsbridge.

Cookworthy Museum of Rural Life

Attractions Overbeck's Museum, Sharpitor, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8LW. Tel: 01548 842893. Elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections and luxuriant coastal garden. Lots for children to explore, with fun quiz and trail. Search for Fred, the friendly ghost. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: About 4 miles south of Kingsbridge.

Overbeck's Museum

Attractions Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum, The Old Council Hall, Market Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8DE. Salcombe maritime associations with the fruit trade, shipbuilding, sailmaking. World War 2 memorabilia. Disabled Access. Location: About 4 miles south of Kingsbridge.

Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum

Attractions Airtopia Ballooning, Langford Barton, Ugborough, Devon, PL21 0PG. Tel: 01364 73969. Email: info@airtopia.co.uk. www.balloon-flights-over-devon-cornwall.co.uk. Hot air balloon flights over Devon and Cornwall. Hot air ballooning is a truly unforgettable, thrilling and romantic experience ! The launch site for your flight will be chosen to give you the best possible view of the countryside according to weather that day. Airtopia Ballooning uses a number of launch sites throughout Devon and Cornwall. Locations include Liskeard, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Jamaica Inn, Dartmouth, Launceston, Totnes, River Dart Country Park, Exeter, Tiverton. Flights from a Location around Kingsbridge.

Airtopia balloon flights

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Visitor attractions and information - Lynmouth

Attractions Combe Martin Museum, The Parade, Combe Martin, EX34 0AP. Tel: 01271882915. History of Combe Martin. Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Archives, Social History, Maritime. Wheelchair access to some areas. About 8 miles west of Lynmouth.

Combe Martin Museum

Attractions Lyn and Exmoor Museum, St Vincent's Cottage, Market Street, Lynton, North Devon, EX35 6AF. History of Lynton and the surrounding area. Neolithic and Bronze Age flint. Railway exhibits. Medical instruments. Victorian dolls house. Resident ghost. Location: In the centre of nearby Lynton.

Lyn and Exmoor Museum

Attractions Arlington Carriage Museum, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP. Tel:01271 850296. Regency house with an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Carriage rides around the grounds in Summer. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Matthew Antrobus). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 8 miles south west of Lynmouth.

Arlington Carriage Museum

Attractions Watersmeet House, Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Devon EX35 6NT. Tel: 01598 753348 (Catering Manager). 19th-century former fishing lodge in a picturesque setting. One of England's most long-established tea gardens. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo ©National Trust). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 2 miles east of Lynmouth.

Watersmeet House

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Visitor attractions and information - Lynton

Attractions Combe Martin Museum, The Parade, Combe Martin, EX34 0AP. Tel: 01271882915. History of Combe Martin. Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Archives, Social History, Maritime. Wheelchair access to some areas. About 8 miles west of Lynton.

 Combe Martin Museum

Attractions Lyn and Exmoor Museum, St Vincent's Cottage, Market Street, Lynton, North Devon, EX35 6AF. History of Lynton and the surrounding area. Neolithic and Bronze Age flint. Railway exhibits. Medical instruments. Victorian dolls house. Resident ghost. Location: In the centre of Lynton.

Lyn and Exmoor Museum

Attractions Arlington Carriage Museum, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP. Tel:01271 850296. Regency house with an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Carriage rides around the grounds in Summer. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Matthew Antrobus). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 9 miles south west of Lynton.

Arlington Carriage Museum

Attractions Watersmeet House, Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Devon EX35 6NT. Tel: 01598 753348 (Catering Manager). 19th-century former fishing lodge in a picturesque setting. One of England's most long-established tea gardens. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo ©National Trust). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 2 miles east of Lynton.

Watersmeet House

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Visitor attractions and information - Moretonhampstead

Attractions Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, nr Exeter, Devon EX6 6PB. Telephone: 01647 433306. The 'last castle to be built in England'. One of the most remarkable works of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Dramatic views over Dartmoor. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles north of Moretonhampstead.

Castle Drogo

Finch FoundryAttractions Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon EX20 2NW. Tel: 01837 840046. Fascinating 19th-century water-powered forge in working order. Set amidst Dartmoor's dramatic countryside. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Ian Shaw). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 8 miles north west of Moretonhampstead.
Finch Foundry

Attractions Bovey Tracey Heritage Trust, The Old Railway Station, St John's Lane, BOVEY TRACEY, Devon, TQ13 9GP. Tel: 01626 834331. Bovey Tracey sits in a clay basin which resulted in the town having a thriving pottery industry. The collection shows life in and around the town, including the remains of bottle kilns. Toilets, Disabled Access, Free Parking, Shop. Location: About 6 miles south east of Moretonhampstead.
Bovey Tracey Heritage Trust

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Visitor attractions and information - Newton Abbot

Attractions Newton Abbot Races. The Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF. Tel: (01626) 353235. Car parking for racegoers and full disabled facilities. Happy Days Creche is situated in purpose built premises on the Racecourse Estate. The Racecourse is well signposted from the M5, just a few miles away. www.newtonabbotracing.com. Location: On the outskirts of Newton Abbot.

Newton Abbot Races

Attractions South Devon Railway Trust, The Station, Buckfastleigh, South Devon, TQ11 0DZ. Tel: 0845 3451420. Steam trains from Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Parking at Buckfastleigh we have an extensive free car park. Parking at Staverton there is limited free car parking available. Parking at Totnes there are designated spaces in the car park adjacent to the Main Line station. The Railway is adjacent to the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary. www.southdevonrailway.org. Station at Buckfastleigh about 8 miles south west of Newton Abbot.

South Devon Railway Trust

Attractions Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 ODZ. Tel: 01364 642916. Tropical garden with waterfalls and large pond undercover, where butterflies and moths from all over the world fly free. Also otters, birds, terrapins and fish. About 8 miles south west of Newton Abbot.

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

Attractions Totnes Castle, In Totnes, on a hill overlooking the town. Tel: 01803 864406. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 7 miles south of Newton Abbot.

Totnes Castle

Attractions Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE. Tel: 01364 645550. Home of a Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks in Devon. Buckfast attracts almost half a million visitors each year, from all parts of the world. Buckfast is a popular location for a wide variety of concerts, specialising in sacred music. www.buckfast.org.uk. About 8 miles south west of Newton Abbot.

Buckfast Abbey

Attractions Totnes Motor Museum, Steamer Quay, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5AL. Tel: 01803 862777. Vintage Sports Cars Vintage Racing Cars Motor Racing Trophies Toy Cars. About 7 miles south of Newton Abbot.

Totnes Motor Museum

Attractions KENTS CAVERN, Cavern House, Ilsham Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF. Tel: 01803 215136. Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. www.kents-cavern.co.uk. About 5 miles south of Newton Abbot.

 KENTS CAVERN

Attractions Bishopsteignton Museum of Rural Life, The Community Centre, Shute Hill, Bishopsteignton, Devon, TQ14 9QL. Tel: 01626 775308. Local history and village life. Britain in waretime. Agricultural artefacts. About 4 miles east of Newton Abbot.

Bishopsteignton Museum of Rural Life

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Visitor attractions and information - Okehampton

Attractions Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, nr Exeter, Devon EX6 6PB. Telephone: 01647 433306. The 'last castle to be built in England'. One of the most remarkable works of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Dramatic views over Dartmoor. National Trust. Charges apply. About 9 miles east of Okehampton.

Castle Drogo

Attractions Museum of Dartmoor Life, West Street, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1HQ. Tel: 01837 52295. Housed in a 19th century mill in a cobbled Victorian courtyard. Copper mining, a blacksmith's forge, Kitchen & Range. Mint your own medieval coin. Lift between the 3 floors. www.museumofdartmoorlife.eclipse.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Okehampton.

Museum of Dartmoor Life

Finch FoundryAttractions Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon EX20 2NW. Tel: 01837 840046. Fascinating 19th-century water-powered forge in working order. Set amidst Dartmoor's dramatic countryside. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Ian Shaw). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 4 miles east of Okehampton.

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Visitor attractions and information - Ottery St. Mary

Attractions Fairlynch Museum, 27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NP. Tel:01395-442666. History of Budleigh Salterton. The large costume collection, women's, men's and children's wear, is extensive and dates from the early 18th Century. Dolls, toys and pastimes; needlecrafts; local maps, deeds, guide books and directories. www.fairlynchmuseum.org.uk. Location: About 9 miles south of Ottery St. Mary .

 Fairlynch Museum

Attractions Shute Barton, Shute, nr Axminster, Devon EX13 7PT. Tel: 01297 34692 (Tenant). Medieval manor house with later architectural features dating from 1380. Battlemented turrets, late Gothic windows and a Tudor gatehouse. Not open all year. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Ian Shaw). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 9 miles east of Ottery St. Mary.

Shute Barton

Attractions Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1LU. Tel: 01404 822188. The original gardens were set out by Capability Brown. Escot is a place for people who love Nature - here are paths, trails, vistas, places to picnic. Restaurant. Aquatic & Pet Centre. Maze. Otters. Birds of Prey. www.escot-devon.co.uk. About 2 miles north of Ottery St. Mary.

Escot Park

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Visitor attractions and information - Paignton

Attractions South Devon Railway Trust, The Station, Buckfastleigh, South Devon, TQ11 0DZ. Tel: 0845 3451420. Steam trains from Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Parking at Buckfastleigh we have an extensive free car park. Parking at Staverton there is limited free car parking available. Parking at Totnes there are designated spaces in the car park adjacent to the Main Line station. The Railway is adjacent to the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary. wwww.southdevonrailway.org. Station at Totnes about 4 miles west of Paignton.

South Devon Railway

Attractions Totnes Castle, In Totnes, on a hill overlooking the town. Tel: 01803 864406. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 4 miles west of Paignton.

Totnes Castle

Attractions Totnes Motor Museum, Steamer Quay, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5AL. Tel: 01803 862777. Vintage Sports Cars Vintage Racing Cars Motor Racing Trophies Toy Cars. About 4 miles west of Paignton.

Totnes Motor Museum

Attractions Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway. Paignton station: There is no car parking at our station. Local authority car parking and the car park at the mainline railway station are within 200 yards. Goodrington station: Local authority car park close to the station - no wheelchair access to trains because of steps to station platform. Churston station: Limited free parking adjoining the station, level access. Kingswear station: Limited parking nearby. www.paignton-steamrailway.co.uk. Station in Paignton.

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

Attractions Brixham Heritage Museum, The Old Police Station, New Road, Brixham, Devon. TQ5 8LZ. Tel: 01803 856267. Victorian drawing room & nursery, Brixham Past & Present photographs, police cell, unusual items brought up by Brixham trawlers and more. www.brixhamheritage.org.uk. About 4 miles south of Paignton.

Brixham Heritage Museum

Attractions Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU. Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. The Zoo is divided up into six zones, 'Primley', savannah, forest, wetland, tropical forest and desert. All of these represent world habitats, except for Primley which is an area in the Zoo where animals from a mixture of habitats live. www.paigntonzoo.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Paignton.

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Attractions KENTS CAVERN, Cavern House, Ilsham Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF. Tel: 01803 215136. Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. www.kents-cavern.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Paignton.

KENTS CAVERN

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Visitor attractions and information - Plymouth

Attractions Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY. Tel: 01822 853607. 700-year-old building with fine 16th-century great hall, associated with Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville. Rumoured to be haunted by Drake and accompanying 'hell hounds'. National Trust. Charges apply. About 5 miles north of Plymouth.

Buckland Abbey

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AJ. Tel:01752 264878. Over 60,000 people visit the museum each year to enjoy the collection displays exhibitions. The museum is on North Hill, next to Plymouth's Central Library and opposite the University of Plymouth. All toilet facilities are situated on the ground floor. Location: In the centre of Plymouth.

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Plymouth Naval Base Museum, HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 2BG. Tel: 01752 552593. Field Gun Gallery, FigureHead Gallery, Hangman`s Cell, Model Ship Gallery. Courageous is the last of the Valiant Class Submarines - Tickets for a tour are limited and there is no disabled access to the submarine. www.plymouthnavalmuseum.com. Location: In the centre of Plymouth.

Plymouth Naval Base Museum

Saltram House

Attractions Saltram House, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1UH. Tel:01752 333502. Magnificent Georgian house with Adam interiors, gardens and landscaped parkland. Varied, family-friendly events programme. Arts & Crafts gallery. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Plymouth.

Saltram House

Attractions Plym Valley Railway, Marsh Mills Station, Coypool Road, Plympton, PLYMOUTH, PL7 4NW. Our mainline is currently 652 metres or 712 yards long, from the southern terminus of the line at Marsh Mills up to a point that has become known as World's End. The Railway is normally only open to visitors on Sundays from 10:00. www.plymrail.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Plymouth.

Plym Valley Railway

 Attractions National Marine Aquarium, Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth, Devon. Tel: 01752 600 301. Located in Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium is the result of many years of hard work and fund-raising to establish a leading aquarium in the UK. www.national-aquarium.co.uk Location: In the centre of Plymouth.

National Marine Aquarium

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Visitor attractions and information - Plympton

Saltram House

Attractions Saltram House, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1UH. Tel:01752 333502. Magnificent Georgian house with Adam interiors, gardens and landscaped parkland. Varied, family-friendly events programme. Arts & Crafts gallery. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Plympton.

Saltram House

Attractions Plym Valley Railway, Marsh Mills Station, Coypool Road, Plympton, PLYMOUTH, PL7 4NW. Our mainline is currently 652 metres or 712 yards long, from the southern terminus of the line at Marsh Mills up to a point that has become known as World's End. The Railway is normally only open to visitors on Sundays from 10:00. www.plymrail.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Plympton.

Plym Valley Railway

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AJ. Tel:01752 264878. Over 60,000 people visit the museum each year to enjoy the collection displays exhibitions. The museum is on North Hill, next to Plymouth's Central Library and opposite the University of Plymouth. All toilet facilities are situated on the ground floor. Location: About 4 miles west of Plympton.

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Plymouth Naval Base Museum, HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 2BG. Tel: 01752 552593. Field Gun Gallery, FigureHead Gallery, Hangman`s Cell, Model Ship Gallery. Courageous is the last of the Valiant Class Submarines - Tickets for a tour are limited and there is no disabled access to the submarine. www.plymouthnavalmuseum.com. Location: About 4 miles west of Plympton.

Plymouth Naval Base Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Princetown

Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre

Attractions Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre, HMP Dartmoor, Princetown, Devon, PL20 6RR. Tel: 01822 892 130. HMP Dartmoor is part of one of the world's most successful and respected prison systems. Dartmoor Prison Museum reflects the heritage of HMP Dartmoor from Prisoner of War Depot to the present day. The interesting collection of artefacts provides a unique insight into prison life both past and present. Of interest to all ages and groups, Dartmoor Prison Museum is located in the old dairy buildings with parking available. www.dartmoor-prison.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Princetown.
Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre

Attractions High Moorland Visitor Centre, Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6QF. Tel: 01822 890414. The history. culture and wildlife of Dartmoor. We stock maps, guide books, gifts and cards and publications about Dartmoor. Location: In the centre of Princetown.
 High Moorland Visitor Centre

Attractions Tavistock Museum, Court Gate, Bedford Square. Tel: 01822 612546. Very small local museum covering the town's history. About 6 miles west of Princetown.

Tavistock Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Salcombe

Attractions Cookworthy Museum of Rural Life, The Old Grammar School, 108 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1AW. Tel:01548-853235. Based in the Old Grammar School. Exhibits include Cookworthy Porcelain, agricultural items from the time between the Wars, Victorian kitchen, Edwardian Pharmacy. Location: About 3 miles north of Salcombe.

Cookworthy Museum of Rural Life

Attractions Overbeck's Museum, Sharpitor, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8LW. Tel: 01548 842893. Elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections and luxuriant coastal garden. Lots for children to explore, with fun quiz and trail. Search for Fred, the friendly ghost. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Salcombe.

Overbeck's Museum

Attractions Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum, The Old Council Hall, Market Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8DE. Salcombe maritime associations with the fruit trade, shipbuilding, sailmaking. World War 2 memorabilia. Disabled Access. Location: In the centre of Salcombe.

Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Seaton

Attractions Axe Valley Heritage Museum, The Town Hall, Seaton, Devon, EX12. Tel:01297 24227. The museum can be found on the top floor of the Town Hall in Fore Street. Seaton museum is well known for it's excellent collection of old photographs of the area. seatonmuseum.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Seaton.

Attractions Branscombe - The Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge, Branscombe, Seaton, Devon EX12 3DB. Tel: 01297 680333 (Old Bakery – Tenant). Charming vernacular buildings with mill and forge restored to working order. Open fires and old baking equipment, now also a tearoom. National Trust. Charges apply. nationaltrust.org.uk. About 3 miles west of Seaton.

Attractions Sidmouth Museum, Hope Cottage, Church Street, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8LY. Tel: 01395-516139. History of Sidmouth, prints, photos, costumes. Demonstration of Lace Making. Museum Shop. About 7 miles west of Seaton.

Attractions Shute Barton, Shute, nr Axminster, Devon EX13 7PT. Tel: 01297 34692 (Tenant). Medieval manor house with later architectural features dating from 1380. Battlemented turrets, late Gothic windows and a Tudor gatehouse. Not open all year. National Trust. Charges apply. nationaltrust.org.uk. About 4 miles north of Seaton.

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Visitor attractions and information - Sidmouth

Attractions Fairlynch Museum, 27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NP. Tel:01395-442666. History of Budleigh Salterton. The large costume collection, women's, men's and children's wear, is extensive and dates from the early 18th Century. Dolls, toys and pastimes; needlecrafts; local maps, deeds, guide books and directories. www.fairlynchmuseum.org.uk. Location: About 6 miles south west of Sidmouth .

Fairlynch Museum

Attractions Axe Valley Heritage Museum, The Town Hall, Seaton, Devon, EX12. Tel:01297 24227. The museum can be found on the top floor of the Town Hall in Fore Street. Seaton museum is well known for it's excellent collection of old photographs of the area. www.seatonmuseum.co.uk. Location: About 7 miles east of Sidmouth .

Axe Valley Heritage Museum

Attractions Branscombe - The Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge, Branscombe, Seaton, Devon EX12 3DB. Tel: 01297 680333 (Old Bakery – Tenant). Charming vernacular buildings with mill and forge restored to working order. Open fires and old baking equipment, now also a tearoom. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: About 4 miles east of Sidmouth .

Branscombe - The Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge

Attractions Sidmouth Museum, Hope Cottage, Church Street, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8LY. Tel: 01395-516139. History of Sidmouth, prints, photos, costumes. Demonstration of Lace Making. Museum Shop. Location: In the centre of Sidmouth.

Sidmouth Museum

Attractions Otterton Mill, Otterton, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG. Tel: 01395 568521. There has been a mill at Otterton since Norman times, but during the 20th Century it fell into disrepair. It was restored in 1977. The famous Otterton wholemeal flour is now produced, and made into bread & cakes. Mill gallery and working musuem, artist studios. www.ottertonmill.com. About 3 miles east of Sidmouth.

Otterton Mill

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Visitor attractions and information - South Molton

Attractions South Molton & District Museum, Guild Hall The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AB. Tel: 01769 572951. South Molton. History of South Molton. Victorian household items, a Penny-farthing bicycle, an 18th Century cider press (Made of oak and elm, weighing about three quarters of a ton). Mining and geology collections. Location: In the centre of South Molton.

 South Molton & District Museum

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Attractions Cobbaton Combat Collection, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9RZ. Tel:01796 540740. Military museum and tourist attraction. Over 60 fully equipped vehicles - armoured cars, tanks, artillery, trucks, mostly World War II. Children's outdoor play area and disabled facilities. www.cobbatoncombat.co.uk. Location: About 6 miles west of South Molton.

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Attractions Quince Honey Farm, North Road, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AZ. Tel 01769 572401. The unique design of the indoor apiary allows close up viewing in complete safety, and you can closely observe the honeybee colonies. In our specialty shop we have a wide range of products at sensible prices. The shop, cafe, and toilets are wheelchair accessible. www.quincehoney.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of South Molton.

 Quince Honey Farm

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Visitor attractions and information - Tavistock

Attractions Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY. Tel: 01822 853607. 700-year-old building with fine 16th-century great hall, associated with Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville. Rumoured to be haunted by Drake and accompanying 'hell hounds'. National Trust. Charges apply. About 5 miles south of Tavistock.

Buckland Abbey

Attractions Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre, HMP Dartmoor, Princetown, Devon, PL20 6RR. Tel: 01822 892 130. HMP Dartmoor is part of one of the world's most successful and respected prison systems. Dartmoor Prison Museum reflects the heritage of HMP Dartmoor from Prisoner of War Depot to the present day. The interesting collection of artefacts provides a unique insight into prison life both past and present. Of interest to all ages and groups, Dartmoor Prison Museum is located in the old dairy buildings with parking available. www.dartmoor-prison.co.uk. About 6 miles east of Tavistock.
Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre

Attractions High Moorland Visitor Centre, Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6QF. Tel: 01822 890414. The history. culture and wildlife of Dartmoor. We stock maps, guide books, gifts and cards and publications about Dartmoor. About 6 miles east of Tavistock.
High Moorland Visitor Centre

Attractions Tavistock Museum, Court Gate, Bedford Square. Tel: 01822 612546. Very small local museum covering the town's history. Location: In the centre of Tavistock.

Tavistock Museum

Attractions Lawrence House, 9 Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8BA. Tel: 01566 773277. Beautiful Georgian town house. Leased to Launceston Town Council. Used as a local museum and civic centre. National Trust. (Photo copyright ©National Trust). nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: Tavistock is about 10 miles east of Launceston.

Lawrence House Launceston

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Visitor attractions and information - Teignmouth

Attractions Newton Abbot Races. The Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF. Tel: (01626) 353235. Car parking for racegoers and full disabled facilities. Happy Days Creche is situated in purpose built premises on the Racecourse Estate. The Racecourse is well signposted from the M5, just a few miles away. www.newtonabbotracing.com. About 4 miles west of Teignmouth.

Newton Abbot Races

Attractions Bishopsteignton Museum of Rural Life, The Community Centre, Shute Hill, Bishopsteignton, Devon, TQ14 9QL. Tel: 01626 775308. Local history and village life. Britain in waretime. Agricultural artefacts. About 2 miles west of Teignmouth.

Bishopsteignton Museum of Rural Life

Attractions Dawlish Museum Society, The Knowle, Barton Terrace, DAWLISH Devon, EX7 9QH. Tel:01626-888557. Victorian Room settings, Militaria, Toys and Local Industry, postcards and photos of the early 20th century. Collection of costumes and dolls. Location: About 2 miles north of Teignmouth.

Dawlish Museum Society

Attractions Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum, 29 French Street, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8ST. Tel: 01626 777041. Set in a converted eighteenth century dwelling. The history of Teignmouth and Shaldon. Collection of artefacts of Admiral Pellew. The Railway in Teignmouth. Boat builders in Teignmouth. www.teignmuseum.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Teignmouth.

Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Tiverton

Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum

Attractions Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 3EE. Tel:01884-840960. A 200 year old spinning mill set in tranquil village setting. The mill still produces high quality worsted knitting yarn on its period machinery. The restored water wheel that provided power for the factory. The mill also hosts to a number of temporary exhibitions. www.coldharbourmill.org.uk. About 7 miles east of Tiverton.

Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum

Attractions Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, Beck's Square, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PJ. Tel:01884 256295. A museum of Social, Agricultural, Transport and Local History including Clock-making. Includes Cottage Parlour scene with a collection of souvenir ware. All galleries are accessible to wheelchair users. Courtyard scene with Street Furniture. www.tivertonmuseum.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Tiverton.

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Attractions Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE. Tel: 01392 881345. Fine 18th-century house with costume collection. Home to the 'Paulise de Bush' costume collection, with over 9,000 outfits. Plant centre selling produce grown in peat-free compost. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 8 miles south of Tiverton.

Killerton

Attractions Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7RQ. Tel: 01884 254665. Victorian country house with richly decorated interiors and garden with outstanding plant collection. Interior Romantic and Gothic-style splendour. Play the pianos. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 1 mile north of Tiverton.

Knightshayes Court

Attractions Devon Railway Centre, The Station, Bickleigh, Near Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG. Tel: 01884 855671. Our two railways give unlimited train rides along the Exe Valley. Superb under cover model exhibition with push buttons which control the trains. Why not drive your own train (for the under 10s). have a bite to eat in the surroundings of our restored Victorian Station. Narrow Gauge Railway. Miniature Railway. Model Railways. www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Tiverton.

Devon Railway Centre

Attractions Bickleigh Mill, Bickleigh Bridge, Bickleigh, Tiverton Devon. Tel: 01884 855 419. a lovely 18th century watermill and pottery studio in the heart of Devon. Bickleigh Mill is also one of Devon's largest most exciting rural shopping, eating and recreation destinations housed within this historic working water Mill. Hand crafted pottery. Restaurant and Cafe Bar. www.bickleighmill.com. About 3 miles south of Tiverton.

Bickleigh Mill

Attractions Airtopia Ballooning, Langford Barton, Ugborough, Devon, PL21 0PG. Tel: 01364 73969. Email: info@airtopia.co.uk. www.balloon-flights-over-devon-cornwall.co.uk. Hot air balloon flights over Devon and Cornwall. Hot air ballooning is a truly unforgettable, thrilling and romantic experience ! The launch site for your flight will be chosen to give you the best possible view of the countryside according to weather that day. Airtopia Ballooning uses a number of launch sites throughout Devon and Cornwall. Locations include Liskeard, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Jamaica Inn, Dartmouth, Launceston, Totnes, River Dart Country Park, Exeter, Tiverton. Flights from a Location around Tiverton.

Airtopia balloon flights

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Visitor attractions and information - Torquay

Attractions Newton Abbot Races. The Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF. Tel: (01626) 353235. Car parking for racegoers and full disabled facilities. Happy Days Creche is situated in purpose built premises on the Racecourse Estate. The Racecourse is well signposted from the M5, just a few miles away. www.newtonabbotracing.com. About 5 miles north of Torquay.

Newton Abbot Races

Attractions South Devon Railway Trust, The Station, Buckfastleigh, South Devon, TQ11 0DZ. Tel: 0845 3451420. Steam trains from Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Parking at Buckfastleigh we have an extensive free car park. Parking at Staverton there is limited free car parking available. Parking at Totnes there are designated spaces in the car park adjacent to the Main Line station. The Railway is adjacent to the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary. www.southdevonrailway.org. Station at Totnes about 5 miles west of Torquay.

 South Devon Railway Trust

Attractions Totnes Castle, In Totnes, on a hill overlooking the town. Tel: 01803 864406. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 5 miles west of Torquay.

Totnes Castle

Attractions Totnes Motor Museum, Steamer Quay, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5AL. Tel: 01803 862777. Vintage Sports Cars Vintage Racing Cars Motor Racing Trophies Toy Cars. About 5 miles west of Torquay.

Totnes Motor Museum

Attractions Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU. Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. The Zoo is divided up into six zones, 'Primley', savannah, forest, wetland, tropical forest and desert. All of these represent world habitats, except for Primley which is an area in the Zoo where animals from a mixture of habitats live. www.paigntonzoo.org.uk. Location: About 4 miles south of Torquay.

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park,

Attractions Compton Castle, Marldon, Paignton, Devon TQ3 1TA. Tel: 01803 842382. Fairy tale castle. Fortified towers, battlements and buttresses. Film location for 'Sense and Sensibility'. About 3 miles west of Torquay.

Compton Castle

Attractions KENTS CAVERN, Cavern House, Ilsham Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF. Tel: 01803 215136. Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. www.kents-cavern.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Torquay.

KENTS CAVERN

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Visitor attractions and information - Totnes

Attractions South Devon Railway Trust, The Station, Buckfastleigh, South Devon, TQ11 0DZ. Tel: 0845 3451420. Steam trains from Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Parking at Buckfastleigh we have an extensive free car park. Parking at Staverton there is limited free car parking available. Parking at Totnes there are designated spaces in the car park adjacent to the Main Line station. The Railway is adjacent to the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary. www.southdevonrailway.org. Station in the centre of Totnes.

South Devon Railway Trust

Attractions Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 ODZ. Tel: 01364 642916. Tropical garden with waterfalls and large pond undercover, where butterflies and moths from all over the world fly free. Also otters, birds, terrapins and fish. About 5 miles north west of Totnes.

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

Attractions Totnes Castle, In Totnes, on a hill overlooking the town. Tel: 01803 864406. English Heritage. Charges apply. Location: In the centre of Totnes.

Totnes Castle

Attractions Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE. Tel: 01364 645550. Home of a Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks in Devon. Buckfast attracts almost half a million visitors each year, from all parts of the world. Buckfast is a popular location for a wide variety of concerts, specialising in sacred music. www.buckfast.org.uk. About 5 miles north west of Totnes.

Buckfast Abbey

Attractions Totnes Motor Museum, Steamer Quay, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5AL. Tel: 01803 862777. Vintage Sports Cars Vintage Racing Cars Motor Racing Trophies Toy Cars. Location: In the centre of Totnes.

Totnes Motor Museum

Attractions Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU. Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. The Zoo is divided up into six zones, 'Primley', savannah, forest, wetland, tropical forest and desert. All of these represent world habitats, except for Primley which is an area in the Zoo where animals from a mixture of habitats live. www.paigntonzoo.org.uk. Location: About 5 miles east of Totnes.

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Attractions Airtopia Ballooning, Langford Barton, Ugborough, Devon, PL21 0PG. Tel: 01364 73969. Email: info@airtopia.co.uk. www.balloon-flights-over-devon-cornwall.co.uk. Hot air balloon flights over Devon and Cornwall. Hot air ballooning is a truly unforgettable, thrilling and romantic experience ! The launch site for your flight will be chosen to give you the best possible view of the countryside according to weather that day. Airtopia Ballooning uses a number of launch sites throughout Devon and Cornwall. Locations include Liskeard, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Jamaica Inn, Dartmouth, Launceston, Totnes, River Dart Country Park, Exeter, Tiverton. Flights from a Location around Totnes.

Airtopia balloon flights

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Visitor attractions and information - Woolacombe

Attractions Arlington Carriage Museum, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP. Tel:01271 850296. Regency house with an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Carriage rides around the grounds in Summer. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Matthew Antrobus). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 9 miles east of Woolacombe.

Arlington Carriage Museum

Attractions Braunton Museum, The Bakehouse Centre, Caen Street, Braunton, Devon, EX33 1AA. Tel: 01271 816688. History of Braunton, including it's maritime heritage based on the port of Vellator, (2 minutes drive from the village centre). Disabled access and a stair lift to the first floor. Shop with gifts, souvenirs and local history booklets. Toilets. Free car park. Location: About 5 miles south of Woolacombe.

Braunton Museum

Attractions Ilfracombe Museum, Runnymede Gardens, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AF. Tel:01271 863541. Clocks, Dresses, Ink wells, Jewellery, Kitchenware, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, World Cultures, Fine Art, Social History, Maritime. Toilets, Disabled Access, Parking, Shop. Children can try out morse code. Location: About 4 miles east of Woolacombe.

Ilfracombe Museum

Attractions Mortehoe Heritage Centre, Mortehoe, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7DT. Tel:01271 870028. Rocket-Apparatus Wagon built by the Bristol Cart Company in the 1860s. Shop, videos, books, maps. Cannon from HMS Weazle - a Man O’ War. Agricultural implements. About 1 mile north of Woolacombe.
Mortehoe Heritage Centre

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