With long sandy beaches on both the north and the south sides of the county, and pretty seaside towns, Devon is a popular holiday place for tourists. And featuring rolling countryside and moors within its boundaries, Devon has something for all. Don't forget your Devon Cream Tea and Scrumpy (Devonshire Cider) when you visit this spectacular county.

Places to visit

Exeter Cathedral. Exmoor, Dartmoor, The English Riviera, Buckfast Abbey, Jurassic Coast, Exmoor Zoo.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Agatha Christie

R D Blackmore (Lorna Doone)

Ted Hughes

Charles Kingsley (Westward Ho!)

Arthur Conan Doyle (used Dartmoor in The Hound of the Baskervilles)

Thomas Hardy

Graham Swift

Joanne Graham

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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