Plan and prepare: 'Staycation' tips for Dartmoor

Authored by Mary

As more measures aimed at easing lockdown come into effect from July 4, people planning a holiday to Dartmoor are encouraged to ‘know before they go’ so they can enjoy their stay safely. Updated guidance published by Dartmoor National Park will help people – particularly those who want to camp in a motorhome, campervan or tent – explore the moor sustainably and stress-free. If you plan to...

Devon is in a good position to welcome back visitors

Authored by Mary

Devon is in a good position to start welcoming back visitors from July 4th in line with the Government’s target providing the low trend in Covid-19 cases continues.

John Hart, Leader of Devon County Council, one of England’s 11 Beacon Councils who will be leading the future local management of Covid-19 in partnership with the Government, said: “All the evidence from our Public Health...

Public toilets reopen on parts of Dartmoor

Authored by Mary

Toilets owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority have reopened. Following comprehensive risk assessments, toilets have reopened at: • Haytor (the accessible toilet only – the male and female ones remain closed) • Dartmeet • Venford Reservoir (the accessible toilet and male toilets only – the female loos remained closed) • Meldon Reservoir. They are open seven days a week. The layout of the...

Stay away from Devon says county council

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council has sent an all-party message to holidaymakers and second home owners: Stay away from the South West during the current crisis.

And the council is calling for much tougher penalties to be imposed on people who flout the rules.

Council leader John Hart said he was planning to meet the leaders and chief executives of all Devon's district councils 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...

Plymouth Waterfront Partnership focus on welcoming visitors

Authored by Mary

Visitors to the Barbican and Sutton Harbour will be able to find local attractions, places of interest and learn about the history of the area more easily thanks to new tourist information boards.

Eight new wayfinding signs have been installed within the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership (PWP) Business Improvement District (BID) which will make it easier for visitors and residents to...

Visitors spending more in Plymouth

Authored by George Dawson

Visitors are staying longer in Plymouth and spending more money which is good news for the local economy and businesses.

The annual visitor numbers for 2013, released by Destination Plymouth, show that visitors to the city have increased their length of stay to an average of 3.3 nights and that their average spend has risen from £158 per night to £172 per night.


Sell out summer says Devon Hotels Association

Authored by JenniferJ

Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association has reported a substantial rise in bookings this summer, with many members seeing record numbers of visitors throughout the holidays and sell out July and August months.

James Sharp, chair of Devon Hotels said: “We have seen an increase in overseas visitors but one of the main growth areas has been holidaymakers choosing to ‘staycation’ in...

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