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Attractions South West covers some of the best visitor attractions available within the county of Devon. The attractions within this Devon section are covered by listing them with a small description, directions, web site link if available, and interactive map link to show its location within the county.

You can use the interactive map link wherever you see the map id & compass sign within the visitor attraction details box. This map will show the attraction's approximate position within the county. Then if you want to know what's located nearby all you have to do is click on another of the county's map id numbers. Also if available the attraction's web site will be indicated by the 2visit web link sign.

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Diggerland
Adventure park experience and activity day for all the family. All activities are based around construction machinery. With over 15 rides and drives positioned in an adventure park situation.

Features: Online Shop

Directions: Exit M5 at J27, Head East on A38 towards Wellington for about 1/2 mile and turn right at roundabout onto B 3181. Diggerland is 3 miles on the left-hand side

Tel: 08700 344437
Map id: 0
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Bygones Victorian Museum
Wander back in time to a life size Victorian Street with shops and period rooms, model railway, fantasyland of myths & legends and more.

Features: Cafe Room, Gift Shop

Directions: Follow signs to Torquay from the A38 or A380, then head towards the St. Marychurch and Babbacombe area.

Tel: 01803 326108
Map id: 0
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Dingles Steam Village & Fairground Museum
Home of the National Fairground Collection with indoor live steam and working displays.

Features: Special Events, Cafe and Gift Shop

Directions: Off the A30 Okehampton to Launceston Road

Tel: 01566 783425
Map id: 0
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Exmoor Zoo
Family venue which has grown into a North Devon Valley providing a home to over 200 species of animals and birds including Monkeys and Cheetah. The Zoo has regular daily events and activities.

Features: African Cafe, Children's Playground

Directions: On the A399 Ilfracombe Road, Nr Barnstaple.

Tel: 01598 763352
Map id: 0
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Exeter Cathedral
Exeter's St Peters Cathedral with its two magnificent towers has been dominating the city's skyline since 1114. The Cathedral is one of Exeter's most popular and well-known visitor attractions.

Features: Cathedral Shop, The Refectory Restaurant

Directions: St Peter's Cathedral is located just off Exeter's High Street

Tel: 01392 285983
Map id: 0
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Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary offers a great, enjoyable, educational experience. Wander around the butterfly farm and see new butterflies emerge in tropical surroundings. See the otters swimming underwater in a specially built glass enclosure. Follow the otter keeper around at feeding times. Learn about the otter, its recreational and family life whatever the weather.

Features: Butterfly House, Otter enclosure, Shop

Directions: The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary is situated just outside the southern border of Dartmoor National Park between Exeter and Plymouth and is easily reached just off the A38 Devon Expressway at the Dart Bridge junction. There are large brown tourist signs guiding visitors from the junction to our car park. The journey from Exeter or Plymouth by road takes about half an hour and from the Torbay area about three quarters of an hour.

Tel: 01364 642916
Map id: 0
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Exeter's Underground Passages
Unique medieval passages built under Exeter's city centre dating back to the 14th century to provide the city with a constant supply of fresh water from springs outside the walls.


Directions: Entrance located in Paris Street within the new Princesshay Quarter.

Tel: 01392 665887
Map id: 0
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Pirates Bay Adventure Golf
Adventure Golf Course on Paignton seafront. Dodge the cannonballs and evade the ships on our 18-hole course. Great floodlit fun for all the family. Sink your balls not your ship!


Directions: On Paignton seafront next to the Apollo cinema.

Tel: 01803 525723
Map id: 0
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Quay House Visitor Centre
The Quay House building was used to store cloth and other goods before they were loaded and transported down the canal. It also had an overhanging roof, which enabled cargos to load and unload out of the rain.

Features: Gift Shop

Directions: Follow signs for the Historic Quayside.

Tel: 01392 271611
Map id: 0
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Exeter's Red Coat Guided Tours
These free guided walking tours are the perfect way to explore Exeter. No booking is required, simply choose a tour, meet your Red Coat Guide and spend 90 minutes discovering one of the oldest cities in England.


Directions: Tours begin outside the Royal Clarence Hotel in the Cathedral Yard or from outside the Quay House Visitor Centre. Follow signs for the Cathedral or the Quayside.

Tel: 01392 665700
Map id: 0
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Miniature Pony Centre
Experience animals, activities and discovery, all set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland within Dartmoor National Park.

Features: Paddock View Cafe , Castle Adventure Playground.

Directions: On the main B3212 road, just 2 miles west of Moretonhampstead.

Tel: 01647 432400
Map id: 0
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Dartmoor Zoological Park
Range of animals from spiders to lions all set within 33 acres of parkland near Dartmoor.

Features: Jaguar Restaurant , Shop and Picnic areas.

Directions: Follow the signs for either Sparkwell or the brown tourism signs from the A38 Plympton turn off.

Tel: 01752 837645
Map id: 0
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Compton Castle
Fortified castle home and gardens of the Gilbert family - related to Sir Walter Raleigh, for more than 600 years.

Features: Castle Barton restaurant (opposite Castle).

Directions: About 5 miles west of Torquay, Signposted off A380.

Tel: 01803 843235
Map id: 0
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The Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Together with Exeter's own local history, the Museum also exhibits stunning display and galleries housing zoological, world natural history and a programme of visiting art ensuring there's always something new!

Features: The Museum Cafe.

Directions: The Museum is located only a few minutes walk from Exeter city centre.

Tel: 01392 265858
Map id: 0
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