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Top 5 Attractions in Devon

Written by John Cripps on

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Take a step into the culture of Devon by exploring the top 5 attractions to visit whilst holidaying in the beautiful Devon landscape

Number 5

The Plymouth Gin Distillery. The Plymouth Gin Distillery is a very old distillery that has been operating in the town of Plymouth since 1793. The actual structure of the refectory dates back to the 1430s, showing not only is it of interest to those who enjoy a drink of Gin, but also to those who value historic monuments. There were even rumours that the Pilgrim Fathers visited the distillery before sailing in the Mayflower. Suitable for adults who want to try a little bit of history. 

Number 4

The National Marine Aquarium is the UK’s largest, with over 70 sharks of varying breeds and some of the rarest fish in the world inside its well looked-after and reputable aquarium. From fish found in the tropics to the most common and beloved fish found in the UK, the aquarium hosts a wide range of sea-life as a perfect day out for families. 

Number 3

In at number 3 is the attraction known simply as ‘Ultimate Adventure Centre’. It is a fantastic day out for all the family, filled with challenges such as The Ultimate Assault Course - this is a set of obstacles like the bouncy balls you had to jump on when the BBC show Total Wipeout was airing, along with various climbing activities and waterslides, it truly is a great place to visit. Not even to mention the Laser tag, the surf school and the more-extreme-than-skateboarding so called “Mountain Boarding”, it truly is a day of fun for the whole family. 

Number 2

The BIG Sheep. The Big Sheep is an award winning Devon attraction, noted for  their Laser Guns at ‘Battlefield Live’, their fun for all ages Farm Safari ride, the Swan pedalo Boats and of course the sheep themselves, along with a wide range of sheep-theme accessories, jumpers and even the so called ‘Sheep Shop’, If you have young children and older children who both want a day out, The Big Sheep is fun for any family. It’s even fun for adults who can take a break in the tea rooms and then go for walks around the establishment. 

And finally in at Number 1

RHS Garden Rosemoor. Some of the most stunning horticultural displays can be found here. Over 65 acres of many varieties of plants, over many more individual gardens. If you want an easy but enjoyable day out, why not visit with a loved one? There are even creative workshops for younger children you can book in advance. Anyone who enjoys the prettiest of flowers would be foolish not to visit.  

Before you do this however, you will need to book an excellent cottage holiday... 

John Cripps

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