Category Archives: Devon

The Best Places to Stay in Exeter (and nearby!)

The historic city of Exeter is an excellent spot for a UK staycation, whether you’re just spending a weekend there or are enjoying your summer holidays in the city and at its nearby beaches. Exeter isn’t a big city, but it’s packed full of fun things to do, and there are a few neighbourhoods that […]

The Best Places to Stay in Plymouth

If you’re planning a trip to Britain’s Ocean City, you may be wondering ‘where are the best places to stay in Plymouth?’. With every type of accommodation from hostels to five-star resorts, you’ll absolutely find the best hotel in Plymouth to suit your budget and taste. If you’re not sure about where to stay in […]

10 Fun Things to do in Plymouth

Proudly bearing the reputation of ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, Plymouth is the largest city in Devon. It’s not the most popular city in the UK for domestic or international tourists, but it does still have a lot to offer guests! Plymouth has a rich history, with heritage from Medieval times and its long history as a […]

Visiting the Plymouth Gin Distillery

In the last few years, I, like most of the UK population, have become an expert in drinking gin. But making it? The history behind it? I had no real idea until I visited the oldest working gin distillery in Plymouth, Devon.  The gin distillery is located in the centre of town and there are […]

Weekend in Plymouth Itinerary

Sitting on the south coast of England, Plymouth is the largest city in Devon. It’s quite out of the way for most of the country – it sits right on the border of Cornwall – but it’s worth the drive! During a weekend in Plymouth, you can learn about the fascinating history of the city […]

Weekend in Exeter Itinerary: Perfect for all travellers!

Perched on the start of the Exe Estuary, Exeter is one of the most historic cities in the UK. It was a small Celtic settlement until 6000 Roman troops set up camp looking for gold, silver and iron in the UK.  Exeter has since prospered under different ages and monarchs. Its crowning glory is its […]

Exe Estuary Trail Guide

If you are spending some time in Exeter or Exmouth, you’ve got to check out the Exe Estuary. Home to beautiful little villages, a castle, plenty of wildlife and beaches galore, there’s loads to see and do in this area.  You can either hike the 26 mile Exe Estuary trail, which involves a boat across […]

Exmouth to Otterton Circular Hike

You know that time during lockdown, when we could only leave our house for exercise and drinking in the park?  I was in Exmouth then, and while I definitely did do my share of drinking in the park, I also took some time to enjoy the nature around as well.  Because lockdown in Devon was much nicer […]

Valley of Rocks Walk: Know Before You Go

There are plenty of spectacular attractions in Exmoor National Park, but the Valley of Rocks walk might be the best. Located a small distance from the village of Lynton, the Valley of Rocks is a spectacular natural phenomenon that is ideal for people wanting to see epic coastal views and adrenaline-seekers who want to summit […]

The Best Things to do in Lynton and Lynmouth

Situated at the western edge of Exmoor national park, in Devon but very close to the border with Somerset, Lynton and Lynmouth are sister towns that are connected to each other by a funicular railway (the only of its kind in the UK, but we’ll get to that later in the post!).  Sometimes called “the […]