Leisure & Recreation

Dartmoor National Park

 

We often get asked where to go and what to see on Dartmoor.  We've created a leaflet which will point you in the direction of some places of interest, visitor centres, nice places to eat and so on. 

 

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Unique Private Guided Tours around Devon

 

Whatever your interests - legends of Dartmoor, history, Agatha Christie, beautiful beaches, cream teas, glorious gardens and evocative castles or steam trains & river boats, you can experience a tailor made tour of the best that Devon has to offer.

 

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Seafood Coast & England's South West Coast Path

 

All the hard work is done for you in this handy 7 day walking guide taking in the best of the South West Coast Path views, and many of the tourist attractions you'll find along the way.

 

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Jungle Adventure Golf

 

An ideal way to enjoy the sunshine & have a bit of fun by the seaside.  An 18 hole jungle themed adventure golf course.  There's also a pirate themed one in Paignton.

 

Andy & Julian’s tip:

Don't forget your suncream! 

 

Cockington Court Craft Centre

 

Nestled within 460 acres of award-winning country park, the Manor House & studios house a number of skilled crafts people.  Watch them work & by their goods.  (20 min walk - ask us for circular walk directions).

 

Andy & Julian’s tip:

Have a cream tea here & visit the thatched village too. 

 

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Paignton Zoo

 

See them all at the largest zoo in the South West - giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs & thrilling crocodiles, plus cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes & amazing monkeys.  Set in beautiful countryside & well kept gardens.

 

Andy & Julian’s tip:

Allow most of the day & lots of walking - it's bigger than you'd expect.  Well worth a visit. 

 

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English Riviera Wheel

 

Open April - October sent to Hyde Park over winter.  Soaring 60m high over the beautiful harbour, the wheel is situated within the famous Pavillion gardens, enjoying amazing views.  Discount for on line bookings.  Interesting commentary.

 

Andy & Julian’s tip:

Take your camera for some good aerial shots of Torquay.

 

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

 

Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to & from Oddicombe Beach.  Lovely beach with Cafe.  You can take the steep walk down instead and take the railway back.

 

Andy & Julian’s tip:

Have a drink or lunch at the Cary Arms just along the coastal path. 

 

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Round Robin

 

Leave the car at home & use a combination of steam trains, boats & buses to explore the area to do as much or as little as you like.  A great way to see the area.

 

Andy & Julian’s tip:

The website is easier to use than the leaflet or call them & have a chat to work out the best plan for you. 

 

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Pleasure Cruises

 

Sailing from Princess Pier, take various trips to Brixham, Dartmouth, Greenway House or Paignton from as little as a pound.  "Sea-fari" & Agatha Christie Experience day trips also available.

 

Andy & Julian’s tip:

The water can be quite choppy on some trips - ask before you board if you need to. 

 

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Kents Cavern

 

One of Europe's top ten most important prehistoric caves & visitor centre for the English Riviera Global Geopark.  Ghost walks, woodland trails, coastal walks, shop & restaurant also available.

 

Andy & Julian’s tip:

You may want to call ahead to check tour times to minimise waiting around. 

 

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Shopping

 

If all else fails - go shopping.  There's markets, town shopping, quirky places like Totnes, huge malls like Trago Mills & cities like Exeter.  Something to please everyone.

 

Andy & Julian’s tip:

If you're looking for something specific ask us & we'll try to point you in the right direction. 

 

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