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Life on the road: What every motorist needs to know about driving on Devon’s roads

Authored by alexbreakline

Sun-drenched countryside met with glorious stretches of coastline; Devon has it all. A tourist hotspot in the Summer months, and offering a delicious table to its residents and visitors alike, Devon is undeniably a popular destination.

But, what is it like to drive on some of Devon’s roads? From the winding lanes of Lynton to the helter-skelter that is Haldon Hill, to the narrow...

Visit Devon Nominated for 2016 Travel Award

Authored by Mary

Visit Devon has been nominated for the Best UK Holiday County or Destination in the prestigious 2016 British Travel Awards (BTAs).

The winners will be determined by the consumer, who has until 30 September to cast their vote, with the successful companies announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner, being held in London on 23 November 2016.

British Travel Awards’ chief executive...

Businesses invited help shape Visit Devon’s focus

Authored by Mary

On Thursday 19th November, Tourism business owners are being invited to attend an important meeting regarding the future of Visit Devon.

Following on from the Devon Tourism Partnership Survey - conducted earlier this year regarding the future promotion of Devon - plans are being considered to bring together a new model of operating towards the future promotion of the county, using the...

Devon Tourism Awards 2015 finalists announced

Authored by Mary

Devon’s leading tourism businesses have been chosen for the finals of the Devon Tourism Awards which will be presented at a prestigious ceremony on 26th November 2015.

This year sees an increase to 22 categories in the competition which is now in its 6th year following its launch in 2010 in association with Visit Devon. The year also saw an increase by 34% to 174 entries from the cream...

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in Devon

Authored by Mary

Afternoon Tea Week runs from Monday 10th until Sunday 16th August and Visit Devon has discovered the perfect places for a Devon Afternoon Tea experience

Exeter

Cream Tea in the City Enjoy a delicious Cream Tea at the Magdalen Chapter Hotel where you can escape the city for a relaxing cream team in the contemporary lounge. The modern hotel also offers Cream Tea from £7.50 and...

Final chance for business views on Visit Devon

Authored by Mary

The Devon Tourism Partnership*, which promotes Devon under the 'Visit Devon' brand, is currently determining the future direction of the county’s promotion, domestically and internationally, and looking for businesses to tell them where they’d like their efforts concentrated. Local businesses have until Friday 17th July to complete the survey.

Activity is funded from partners’ own...

Tourism awards deadline extended

Authored by Mary

Deadlines for this year’s official tourism awards for Visit Devon and other counties Cornwall, Dorset and the South West, have been extended after websites receive record 13,475 views.

With judging of this year’s tourism awards due to start in July, tourism businesses across the region are being offered a short extension until Friday 19th June for submitting entries, with Friday 26th...

Devon’s Best Fish Restaurants

Authored by Mary

The county by the sea, Devon offers the best fresh fish restaurants and take away options perfect for those who enjoy traditional fish and chips and for those wanting a fancier catch of the day dish. Visit Devon lists some of the best places for fish...

Plymouth

The Boathouse Café

Renovated from an old fisherman’s store, The Boathouse Cafe boasts a fresh bright interior...

Welcome to Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City!

Authored by Mary

Twenty volunteers from Plymouth University School of Tourism and Hospitality will play a key part in welcoming visitors to Plymouth in a new pilot scheme.

Plymouth Hosts is due to be launched today (27 November) by Destination Plymouth working in partnership with the City Centre and Waterfront partnership Business Improvement Districts.

They have been selected to welcome...

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