tourists

Devon tourism boost as outdoor accommodation bookings increase by 15%

Authored by News Desk

Europe’s largest outdoor accommodation provider Pitchup.com has revealed that Devon’s caravanning and camping sites saw a 15% increase in bookings in 2019, in comparison to 2018. Devon is now Pitchup.com ’s second best selling UK destination behind neighbouring Cornwall, with camping and caravanning bookings through the site bringing in more than £2.8 million to the local economy, equating to...

Minute's silence for Tunisia dead

Authored by George Dawson

A national silence of one minute will be held today at 12pm in a mark of respect who lost their lives in the Tunisia beach attack.

The bodies of 17 of the 30 British victims have been returned to the UK and more are expected to be repatriated on today and tomorrow.

They were among the 38 holidaymakers who were killed by Seifeddine Rezgui when he opened fire in the resort of...

Can you spot an outsider?

Authored by Marc Astley

The majority of Devonians can spot an outsider moving to the area in as little as five minutes, a new study reveals.

To fit in with the locals, those moving to the area need to ditch designer gear in favour of hardy wellies, stop being in a hurry, and start using words like “reet” (translation: “alright?”) and “cho” (translation: “cheerio”).

The findings come from a unique...

Social media and the average British tourist

Authored by Mary

A third of British holiday-makers have confessed to spending more time on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat while on a getaway than talking to their travel companions.

It seems tropical climes and exotic sights are still not enough to lure us away from the temptation to post a gloating beach selfie or boastful status update to our friends’ newsfeeds back home. Women are most likely to...

Plymouth home to accessible visitor attractions

Authored by Mary

Visitors to Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, can enjoy many days out with the whole family as some of the most popular attractions cater for all.

Martyn Sibley, presenter of ‘Access all areas’ for Disability Horizons, recently visited Plymouth to see how accessible the city’s visitor attractions are.

Touring the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Boat Tours, National...

Welcome to Devon 247, the county’s newest news, features, blog and sport platform.

This site has merged with The Plymouth Daily to offer even more of the content readers have told us they enjoy so much.

And, as with Plymouth, you can post your own content for free on D247 by clicking here.

Our focus is on positive, community news which, sadly, seems to be in short supply these days.

Thank you for visiting!

The Plymouth Daily - logo