What we love most about Devon
With hidden white-sand beaches, bright azure-blue waves, and farm-to-table haute cuisine, it’s no wonder Devon has earned its nickname as the English Riviera. History is sewn into the roots of this coastal region, and upon visiting you’ll unearth everything from salacious literary exploits to fishing town mysteries.
Two-night stay at a seaside inn on Babbacombe Bay with views overlooking the water. You’ll have free time to explore the gorgeous south coast of Devon, where rugged cliffs meet turquoise waves. That evening, discover the tantalising palate-pleaser of a six-course Michelin-star tasting menu at a restaurant overlooking the beautiful Torquay harbour. Each course is carefully paired with an exquisite wine to ensure a delectable and unforgettable dining experience.
Head down to the South Devon coast to explore this beautiful area on your full-day private tour: discover the gorgeous bay and visit the charming naval town of Dartmouth. You’ll stop off for lunch at one of the oldest sites in Devon, if not the UK, built in 1028.
In the afternoon, you’ll meet a lovely local farmer and shepherd called Ken, who will spend some time giving you an in-depth demonstration of how he works on his farmland with his incredibly clever and well-trained sheepdog, Matt.
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour with our private guide. Marvel at the Victorians’ engineering as you’re transported up the Cliff Railway and enjoy the spectacular views that engulf you. Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found in the UK, learn about the sordid history that lies beneath the immaculate holiday destination: from Oscar Wilde’s infamous liaison in Babbacombe to the secrets of John Babbacombe Lee, “the man they couldn’t hang”.