History and Heritage
Attractions in Devon
Powderham Castle offers an enchanting day out for all the family. It is one of the oldest family houses in England and home to the 18th Earl of Devon. Enjoy exploring the extensive grounds with views out to the River Exe or take a fascinating guided tour through secret doors and stunning castle rooms.
Castle Drogo is a National Trust property located near Drewsteignton, situated 900 feet above the Teign Gorge and boasts dramatic views across Dartmoor National Park. It was the last castle to be built in England; it took 20 years to build and was completed in 1930.
Paignton and Dartmouth
The steam trains run for seven miles along the spectacular Torbay Coast to Churston, running parallel along the Dart Estuary to Kingswear, near Dartmouth. There are various excursions which can be taken which also involve the river boats.
Kents Tavern is situated in Torquay and is one of the most important Stone Age cave sites in Europe, making it Britain’s premier prehistoric cave. The caves are open every day for guided tours and offer a perfect family day out for everyone to enjoy.
Killerton House is a National Trust property built in 1778-9, situated just outside Exeter. The historic fashion exhibition explores the fabulous and luxurious dress of the past 200 years. The garden is a must see with magnolias, rhododendrons and rare trees.