The North Devon Countryside

Whether it’s spending time with family and friends or a holiday just the two of you, you’ll find plenty of things to enjoy in the North Devon countryside. Amazing attractions for all ages, great local food and drink and a wealth of cultural experiences awaits you .

Families love visiting our two largest (and well known) themed parks, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way, where there are rides, animal encounters and all kinds of all-weather activities. The Milky Way is home to, among other attractions, North Devon’s only rollercoaster. Both are located on the A39 west of Bideford.

Looking for outdoor adventure? Then look no further than the Devon countryside. The popular Ultimate Adventure Centre located near Bideford offers adrenalin fuelled activities including a high ropes course, zip wires and climbing walls, not for the faint hearted. For cyclists there is the Tarka Trail which stretches from Braunton to Meeth, 32 miles of traffic free paths, following the journey of Tarka the Otter, an English classic tail by the author Henry Williamson. 

North Devon also has several period houses and gardens to explore, including the gardens at RHS Rosemoor which are delightful, whenever you visit and Arlington Court, a Regency house with an amazing collection of horse drawn vehicles on view.

Beautiful view over a river on a sunny day


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Food & Drink available in the North Devon countryside.

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Attractions in North Devon

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