Devon has so much to offer come both rain or shine. It has enviable stretches of sandy beaches, beautiful moors and plenty of tourist attractions such as zoo’s and adventure parks to keep children amused.
There are also a number of steam railways and even a very quaint cinema in Lynton for those of you who would like a touch of nostalgia on your holiday.
Many people coming to Devon for the first time head to Dartmouth as there is so much to see and do. A short boat ride across the water takes you to Kingswear where you can pick up a dog friendly steam train to Totnes allowing you to take in the scenery as it follows the River Dart upstream. Or for those of you that prefer to travel by water there are numerous opportunities to hire a dog friendly boat and travel up the river in your own time.
A short distance away from Dartmouth is Greenway the holiday home of Agatha Christie and Coleton Fishacre an arts and crafts inspired house which has stunning views from the gardens.
There are many charming fishing villages in Devon such as Brixham, Lynmouth and Clovelly, to name just a few and with the many beautiful beaches there is always plenty for you to explore on your dog friendly holiday.
EVENTS IN DEVON
For those of you that have nerves of steel the Ottery St Mary Carnival which culminates in the famous Flaming Tar Barrel procession is a great night out. Or if you’d prefer something a little less adrenalin fuelled the Devon County Show or the Dartmouth Regatta may be more your cup of tea.
by Lucy Purves
Our top 5
- Walk your dog along Woolacombe Beach
- Ride the dog friendly steam train between Kingswear and Totnes
- Soak up the sea views at the Valley of the Rocks
- Step back in time at the Lynton cinema
- Enjoy the stunning viewpoints from Coleton Fishacre