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The South West region is the UK’s third largest visitor economy, with Devon playing a key role in attracting visitors, with a spend of over £2.5Billion per year.

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


Devon’s diverse natural habitats include woodlands, wetlands, moorlands, meadows, hedgerows, rivers, estuaries, and many more beneath its coastal waters.

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Devon has three World Heritage Sites, which have been determined as being of outstanding universal value and of global importance by UNESCO.

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Supported by Devon County Council