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Things To Do in Devon

Exeter Canal and Exeter Quay Aerial View in the Evening South Devon

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Situated close to the city centre of Exeter and the natural beauty of the coast and countryside of South Devon, there are plenty of things to do right on our doorstep. 

From strolls through Dartmoor's picturesque National Park to days out to award-winning zoos for all the family to enjoy. There is an abundance of things to see and discover.

Make memories and moments to last a lifetime during you escape away to The Devon Hotel.

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Exclusive Guest Discounts 

We want our guests to get the most out of their stay and enjoy all that Devon has to offer. We have teamed up with many local attractions and are pleased to offer you many discounts when staying at The Devon Hotel.

Whether you want to plan a family day out to a local theme park or spend an afternoon surrounding yourself with the blooming flower gardens of RHS Rosemoor. 

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Discover a stay full of adventure

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Beer Quarry Caves

20.6 miles from The Devon Hotel 

This fascinating underground quarry has been working since Roman times, so some 2000 years, and provided Beer stone for famous buildings across the country, including St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Babbacombe Model Village

18.4 miles from The Devon Hotel 

Widely regarded as the best model village in the world and a popular attraction for over 50 years, the beautifully crafted exhibits are complemented by an imaginative programme of entertainment.

rollercoaster at crealy

5.5 miles from The Devon Hotel 

An award-winning family park with 60 rides and attractions set in 100 acres of lovely countryside.

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Dartmoor National Park

24 miles from The Devon Hotel

You are within easy reach of Dartmoor National Park with its rugged beauty and renowned walks. There are 368 square miles of moorland and forests, dotted with gorgeous villages to explore.

Dartmoor Zoo
Dartmoor Zoo

Plymouth, Devon
35.3 miles from The Royal Hotel
15% off entry when you stay with us

Dartmoor Zoo is a renowned wildlife park and conservation centre known for its dedication to preserving and caring for a diverse range of animal species.

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Exe Wake

9.9 miles from The Devon Hotel

Exe Wake is a watersports company based in the coastal town of Exmouth and offers many exhilarating activities such as wakeboard lessons and banana boat rides.

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Exeter Cathedral

3.8 miles from The Devon Hotel

Outstanding Gothic architecture and is one of the most visited places in the West Country.

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Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club

2.9 miles from The Devon Hotel

See the pride of Exeter. The Exeter Chiefs have gone from strength to strength in the past few years and are now genuine title contenders.

Exeter City Football Club

4.6 miles from The Devon Hotel

The latest news from Exeter City FC. Check fixtures, results, tickets, league table, club shop and more.

A collective of musicians, singers and dancers in gypsy costumes perform on stage
Exeter Northcott Theatre

4.6 miles from The Devon Hotel

Exeter Northcott Theatre is situated within the University of Exeter and is the city's most renowned theatre, playing host to many musicals, plays, comedy shows and much more. 

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Exeter Racecourse

4.7 miles from The Devon Hotel

This lovely racecourse plays host to competitive racing throughout the National Hunt season.

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Exeter Red Coat Tours

3.8 miles from The Devon Hotel

Red Coat Tours operates throughout the year and provides free walking tours, letting you discover the history, culture and beauty of the city. 

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Exeter Underground Passages

4.2 miles from The Devon Hotel

Exeter Underground Passages is a great family attraction that tells many stories of Exeter's history.

Exeter Canal and Exeter Quay Aerial View in the Evening South Devon
Exeter's Historic Quayside

2.7 miles from The Devon Hotel

A lovely area in which to stroll and enjoy the riverside, cafes and interesting shops.

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Exmoor Zoo

54.3 Miles from The Devon Hotel

A friendly, award-winning zoo with a focus on education and conservation.

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Go Ape!

5.8 miles from The Devon Hotel

The UK’s No 1 tree-top adventure park, set in the beautiful Haldon Forest.

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Greenway House & Gardens

25.1 miles from The Devon Hotel 

This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s.

South Devon Coastline with Sidmouth Cliffs
Jurassic Coast

11.1 miles from The Devon Hotel

This unique and beautiful World Heritage Site has over 95 miles of stunning coastline for you to explore. On the way, you can go fossil hunting and learn about The Jurassic Coast's fascinating history, which stretches back 185 million years!

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Pennywell Farm

22 miles from The Devon Hotel

Treat your family to a day of hands-on animal action at Pennywell Farm. 

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Paignton Zoo

21.2 miles from The Devon Hotel

With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you're in for a wild time. See them all - giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, plus cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes and amazing monkeys.

killerton church

9.5 miles from The Devon Hotel 

A fine 18th-century house set on 6,000 acres with beautiful landscaped gardens.

powderham castle
Powderham Castle

5.5 miles from The Devon Hotel

Steeped in over 600 years of history, with picturesque grounds, a deer park, and an adventure park.

young family at rose moor
RHS Rosemoor Gardens

40 miles from The Devon Hotel

At Rosemoor Gardens, you can enjoy 65 acres of beautifully planted flower beds, set within a pretty wooded valley. Around every corner, there's a lovely surprise. The gardens are home to plants from around the world. Events take place throughout the year, there's lots of shopping to be done and children's activities keep little green-fingers amused.

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Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

4.1 miles from The Devon Hotel

Museum of the Year 2012 and home to an amazingly diverse collection.

Saddles & Paddles

3.8 miles from The Devon Hotel 

Ride a bike along the pretty riverside cycle paths, or head out on the canal in a Canadian-style canoe.

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Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

16 miles from The Devon Hotel 

A wonderful charity that has been providing sanctuary and care for animals from all over the world for nearly 50 years. Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is open every day of the year with free admission.

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Stuart Line Cruises

11.1 miles from The Devon Hotel

Stuart Line Cruises is based in the coastal town of Exmouth and offers boat trips showcasing the beauty of South Devon, such as the Jurassic Coast and seaside towns like Brixham and Sidmouth.

family shopping
Trago Family Shopping & Leisure Parks

13 miles from The Devon Hotel

Thousands travel from far and wide to save fortunes on the biggest range of discounted goods in the West Country from carpets to paperclips - and to enjoy the superb family leisure facilities set in 100 acres of rolling South Devon countryside.

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Westpoint Arena, Exeter

4.7 miles from The Devon Hotel

The largest exhibition and entertainment venue in the South West. Home to the Devon County Show, perfect for exhibitions, concerts and conferences.

go karting
Race World Go-Karting

7 miles from The Devon Hotel

Race World Go-Karting track is Exeter's very best indoor racing track! With a 400m circuit, flyover bridge, state-of-the-art equipment, conference room and 4000sq ft viewing area, it has something for everyone!

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