Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park is the largest area of open country in England covering some 368 square miles. It is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, with wide expanses of open moorland, wooded gorges and tumbling rocky rivers. Visit website.

Buckfast Abbey

A modern Benedictine Abbey with wonderful stained glass windows and gardens. The famous Buckfast tonic wine and honey can be purchased in the gift and produce shops. Visit website

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary

Situated near the South Devon Steam Railway station. Feed the otters and enjoy the wonderful butterflies in a tropical setting. You can even be an otter keeper for the day! Visit website

South Devon Railway

Relax and enjoy the unspoilt views of the river Dart from the comfort of a South Devon Railway, steam or vintage diesel train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. Visit website


A very attractive Stannary town dating from Saxon times. It has a good selection of antique and craft outlets, together with many interesting shops and eating places. Visit website

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Mill is a wonderful arts and crafts centre situated in a riverside mill. It has a pleasant roof top cafe which offers good food and great countryside views. Visit website

Pennywell Farm

An award winning farm activity park with animals and activities for the whole family. Visit website

Dartington Cider Press

Fifteen stylish shops and eating places offering fine foods, traditional crafts, jewellery and pottery. Outlets includes Dartington Glass and Cranks Restaurant. A local produce market is held here every Saturday. Just 10 minutes away between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. Visit website

Dartington Hall

Superb gardens to walk in (no dogs). No entrance charge but voluntary donations are welcomed. Open to visitors from dawn to dusk. Visit website


An Elizabethan market town with lots of interesting shops and eating places and the ruins of a Norman castle. From the quay take a relaxing boat trip to Dartmouth. Visit website

The Miniature Pony Centre

Home to miniature ponies and much much more, the Miniature Pony Centre is a truly captivating family attraction in Devon. Visit website


Just a 40 minute drive away, Dartmouth is an attractive town full of narrow streets, art galleries, delicatessens and other interesting shops. It is home to the famous Britannia Royal Naval College. Visit website