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The best of Devon
Pack your walking boots and head for the trees. The ancient East Devon town of Ottery St Mary, which was the birthplace of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is surrounded by swathes of emerald forest, providing endless stomping (or cycling) ground. Get your steps up while enjoying the poetic views, then head back to shop, eat and drink like a local. There’s a proud, almost defiant, sense of sustainability here and barely a brand name in town. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to nearby Exeter
If you’re looking for a vacation in these fair isles, then a trip to the south-west should definitely be on the cards. Devon most definitely ranks among some of the most picturesque, unspoilt stretches of England. Whether you’re after surfable waves, bracing cliff-side walks or just some chill time in a scenic countryside setting, Devon delivers the goods. And if you’re operating on a shoestring, we suggest you take a look through our cherry-picked selection of budget accommodation in Devon. No-frills really needn’t mean no good – there are some real affordable gems here. Get scrolling, get booking!
A trip to Devon is all about the great outdoors: its beautiful beaches, lush countryside and dramatic moorland are ripe for exploration, alfresco activities on land and in the water and a ton of fun things to do. Devon is also popular among surfers, finding love among walkers and cyclists who flock to Dartmoor National Park. If the weather is bad and enjoying this beautiful slice of outdoors in England is out of the question, hunker down in a cosy café and watch the sea instead. Either way, you're bound to have an excellent time here. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.