Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Devon

The area's cathedral and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Devon. This city is welcoming and romantic, recognised for its restaurants, shopping and sporting events. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Devon

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Devon a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chulmleigh Golf Course (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Northbrook Approach Golf Course (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Tiverton Golf Club (19.2 mi / 31 km)
  • Diggerland (20.5 mi / 33 km)
  • S W Coast Path (21.9 mi / 35.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Devon

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, June, September and May are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 18°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Devon

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Devon is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dartmoor (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Bellever Tor (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Dartmoor National Park (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Lydford Gorge (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Grand Western Canal Country Park (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Knightshayes Court (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Devon

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is 48.6 mi (78.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Yeoford Station, Copplestone Station and Morchard Road Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay near Devon?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,388 holiday rentals near Devon. From 3,541 Cottages to 3,541 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Devon for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Devon?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Devon. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lyme Regis: 804 holiday rentals
  • Exmouth: 652 holiday rentals
  • North Bovey: 333 holiday rentals
  • Barnstaple: 2,548 holiday rentals
  • Bideford: 2,642 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Devon! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Devon?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Devon with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Lyme Regis: 804 holiday homes
  • Exmouth: 652 holiday homes
  • North Bovey: 333 holiday homes
  • Barnstaple: 2,548 holiday homes
  • Bideford: 2,642 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Devon?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Devon are:

  • Exeter Airport (EXT): 1,517 holiday houses
  • Yeovilton (YEO-Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton): 1,113 holiday houses
  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 1,063 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Devon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Devon. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Woolacombe Beach: 2,582 holiday rentals
  • Sidmouth Beach: 1,358 holiday rentals
  • Golden Hind: 2,988 holiday rentals
  • St James Park Station: 1,707 holiday rentals
  • Escot Park: 1,352 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Devon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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