Local Attractions

Powderham Castle

powderham-castleBuilt over 600 years ago, Powderham Castle is the historic home of the Earl of Devon. The Castle is still lived in by the Courtenay family and is one of England’s best known Stately Homes. The Castle lies in a beautiful setting in an ancient deer park alongside the River Exe and is at the centre of a large traditional estate of about 4,000 acres. www.powderham.co.uk

Dawlish Coast and Dawlish Water

holidays-dawlishDawlish is one of the more popular destinations that people visit during their holidays in Devon, indeed to take in the beauty of this small picturesque town. Dawlish water which runs through the centre of the town is home to the famous black swans. www.dawlish.com

The Model Village, Babbacombe

The Model Village portrays a generic version of Britain through the decades with some well-known landmarks too. The attention to detail is incredible with many hidden puns, lots of humour for all ages along with animated displays, including a fire-breathing dragon. www.model-village.co.uk

Kents Cavern, near Torquay

The geology in Torbay is of international value and much of it can be seen in Kents Cavern which is made from the same rock found in the cliffs and headlands around Torbay.  Not the red sandstone cliffs at Paignton, although these give the caves a red glow, but the pinkie-grey cliffs at Berry Head, Brixham or in the built infrastructure around town.  The rock is Devonian Limestone, a sedimentary rock, formed roughly 380 million years ago, at the bottom of a tropical sea, south of the Equator. www.kents-cavern.co.uk