Natural capital, heritage and a rich environment play a key role in Devon’s place as a UK tourist destination of choice:
- Sites of natural beauty – e.g. The Moors [Dartmoor or Exmoor], Lydford Gorge.
- World Heritage sites e.g. The Jurassic Coast.
- Two diverse coastlines, including North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
- South West Coastal path.
- Coastal towns and harbours.
- Historical buildings and sites of national interest.
- Among the highest levels of sunlight hours in the UK.
- A multitude of attractions and leisure activities throughout the county.
Sustainable tourism is fast becoming a priority, introducing initiatives which enable high-value tourism while at the same time taking steps to reduce the impact of tourism on the natural capital, environment and heritage.
Visit Devon – Tourism
Visit Devon | Holidays in Devon UK | Official Tourist Board
It should be no surprise that Devon has a wealth of Natural Capital, with a rich environment and varied habitats for which initiatives are in place to restore and protect it.
Devon’s diverse natural habitats include woodlands, wetlands, moorlands, meadows, hedgerows, rivers, estuaries, and many more beneath its coastal waters.
Devon has three World Heritage Sites, which have been determined as being of outstanding universal value and of global importance by UNESCO.
The Devon Climate Emergency project is raising awareness and encouraging everyone to act to reduce their carbon footprint and prepare for the future climate.