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9 Reasons To Visit Devon Over Cornwall

6th June 2022

The South West is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, but there’s a constant battle between Cornwall and Devon over which county is best. Cornwall has long been seen as the traditional holiday destination, with its rugged coastline and picturesque fishing villages. But Devon is now making its mark as an up-and-coming tourist spot as holiday-goers are discovering what Devon has to offer. If you’re planning your next trip to England’s south west, we’ve put together 9 reasons why you should choose Devon over Cornwall.

1. The beaches

Devon beaches are just as beautiful as those in Cornwall but without the crowds. From secluded coves and rocky shores to sandy bays and pretty creeks, there is something for everyone. Best of all, there are fewer people around so your chances of finding a spot to yourself are much greater than in Cornwall.

2. The historic towns

The historic towns and cities of Devon have plenty to offer visitors whether they want to explore cobbled streets or enjoy some culture at one of the many museums or art galleries located in town centres across the region.

3. The views

There are lots of great walks and cycle routes around Devon – including along Exmoor National Park and the dramatic sea cliffs – so you can explore the beautiful scenery at your own pace.

4. The people

North Devonians are some of the friendliest people in Britain.

5. Shorter travel time

If you’re coming from London or further North, then travelling to Devon takes less time than going to Cornwall because it’s much closer to home. This is ideal for families with young children who don’t want to spend all day in the car.

6. Food & drink culture

Devon’s food & drink scene has exploded in recent years! Devon is famous for its cream teas, but there’s much more on offer for those with an appetite for something different. Devon has some incredible options for foodies, with an amazing variety of restaurants using locally sourced produce to cater for everyone from vegans to wine buffs.

7. Wildlife

Exmoor has some fantastic walks where you can see the extraordinary wildlife of the national park, such as the largest herd of majestic red deer and some of the UKs rarest butterflies and bats. The coastline is also home to beautiful sea-life such as seals, dolphins and even otters!

8. Self catering accommodation

Devon has an abundance of self catering holiday homes available, whether you’re looking for something luxurious or more affordable, there’s something for everyone here.
While Cornwall has long been a popular destination, many people are now discovering the beauty of Devon . Its beaches are fantastic, and it’s got a rich history and culture as well as some wonderful countryside to explore. If you’re looking for your next adventure discover what self-catering in Devon could offer you.

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