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Devon Towns and Villages

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Listed below are all of Devon's main towns and cities. For a more complete list of Devon's towns and villages have a look at the Devon gazetteer page.
  • Appledore
    Appledore
    The small fishing village of Appledore stands in North Devon where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet before they flow into the Atlantic at Bideford Bay.For centuries an important shipbuilding centre, Appledore is now home...
  • Ashburton Bull Ring - North Street
    Ashburton
    Ashburton lies in the heart of the South Devon countryside on the southern slopes of Dartmoor. It is roughly half way between Plymouth and Exeter and is an ideal base from which to explore the whole region from the moor...
  • Barnstaple High Street
    Barnstaple
    The largest town in North Devon is Barnstaple on the River Taw. This ancient town was granted its charter in 930 AD by King Aethelstan - the grandson of Alfred the Great. It lies to the north of Dartmoor and to the west...
  • Bideford Quay
    Bideford
    Bideford is an attractive town on the west bank of the River Torridge, where the river begins to widen to form the estuary. The old road has a lovely old bridge crossing the Torridge linking the town of Bideford to its...
  • Bovey Tracey
    Bovey Tracey
    Bovey Tracey is a small market town, built of cob and granite and known as one of the gateways to Dartmoor. It is the ideal location for exploring the southern edge of the moor and is close to the famous Haytor, one...
  • Brixham Harbour
    Brixham
    Perhaps the least commercialised part of what is known as the English Riviera, Brixham is a picturesque fishing town built upon a limestone outcrop at the southern end of the Torbay crescent of coastline. Brixham had one of...
  • Budleigh Salterton
    Budleigh Salterton
    Budleigh Salterton offers a quiet and relaxing holiday, with unrivalled views of the dramatic East Devon coastline with its wonderful red sandstone cliffs. It is a beautiful town made famous by...
  • Clovelly down the hill
    Clovelly
    Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is one of the best known and most unusual villages in the North Devon. The cobbled high street winds its way down the hillside through traditional 16th century whitewashed cottages decked...
  • Crediton High Street
    Crediton
    The historic market town of Crediton is convenient for both Dartmoor and Exmoor, and lies only seven miles from Exeter. It lies in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a unique climate due to its...
  • Manor House Cullompton
    Cullompton
    Cullompton is on the River Culm and is famous for its working textile and paper mills. It is an ancient market town still boasting an old market place and several attractive half-timbered buildings. The wide open area...
  • River Dart and Dartmouth
    Dartmouth
    Dartmouth is built in the valley of the picturesque River Dart, between steep wooded hillsides. The main South Embankment runs the length of the town, from New Ground, built on land reclaimed from the river, towards the...
  • Dawlish red cliffs
    Dawlish
    Dawlish is a small resort set slightly back from the coast above steep, red cliffs. It lies on the east coast of Devon not far from the larger town of Torquay and within easy reach of Exeter. Although most architecture in the...
  • Exmouth beach
    Exmouth
    As the name implies, Exmouth lies where the River Exe meets the sea. It is a good base from which to explore this part of the Devon coast and some of the inland towns and villages. Exmouth boasts the longest seafront in Devon...
  • Great Torrington
    Great Torrington is an historic market town in the heart of Devon. The town commands spectacular views over the River Torridge and the surrounding farmland. It is a pleasant little town built round the...
  • Holsworthy church
    Holsworthy
    The ancient market town of Holsworthy is situated amidst the rolling green hills of North Devon. Within a short distance are the rugged cliffs of the Hartland Peninsula, the sandy beaches of Bude and nearby Widemouth...
  • Honiton
    The South-East Devon market town of Honiton has long been famous for lace, pottery and glove making, and Honiton still has numerous shops dedicated to lace or pottery. More recently the town has become a centre for antiques...
  • Ilfracombe harbour
    Ilfracombe
    Ilfracombe is the leading holiday resort in North Devon. It sits snugly amongst the rugged cliffs of the Atlantic coast, and has a charming natural harbour and elegant Victorian architecture. The town enjoyed its heyday...
  • Ivybridge
    Ivybridge has a magnificent natural setting and boasts centuries of history both as a mill town and as a staging post on the route from London. The first recorded mention of the town was in 1280 when it was described as a...
  • Estuary at Kingsbridge
    Kingsbridge
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  • Foreland Point - Lynmouth
    Lynton
    Set amongst the spectacular scenery of an area known as England’s Little Switzerland is Lynton, a small Victorian town with a selection of shops, tea-rooms and cafés. The town boast few buildings of particular note but the Town...
  • Newton Abbot
    Newton Abbot is located close to the Dartmoor National Park with its beautiful scenery, as well as to the attractive beaches of Dawlish, Teignmouth and Torquay. The Town Council organises various activities during...
  • Okehampton Fore Street
    Okehampton
    Okehampton sits at the centre of Devon, where the gentle rolling hills of North Devon meet the stark scenery of the Dartmoor National Park. The high peaks of Yes Tor and High Willhayes can be seen on the horizon on a...
  • Paignton pier
    Paignton
    Paignton is part of Torbay on what is known as the English Riviera. It is a family resort with a harbour, long beaches and parks. The town has grown considerably since becoming a Victorian resort. There is a new cinema...
  • Plymouth Hoe
    Plymouth
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  • Salcombe
    Salcombe
    Salcombe became famous for the schooners which brought fruit from the West Indies. Details of this past trade and other local history can be found in the Museum of Maritime and Local History on the Custom House Quay. The...
  • Sidmouth
    Sidmouth
    Sidmouth has beautiful gardens, regency buildings, fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops. This resort, lovely seaside town nestling beneath majestic red cliffs was most fashionable in the early 19th century and was...
  • Tavistock town centre
    Tavistock
    Tavistock is the main town of Dartmoor's western moor. It is an exceptionally attractive town owing as much to some fine Victorian architecture as to its picturesque location on the banks of the river Tavy. A busy market...
  • Teignmouth Harbour
    Teignmouth
    Teignmouth is a pleasant seaside town nestling below the Haldon Hills. It lies along a stretch of red sandstone coast on the attractive estuary of the River Teign, beneath the shadow of Dartmoor. There are panoramic...
  • Tiverton River Exe
    Tiverton
    Tiverton is a busy market town situated in the middle of Devon and a convenient centre for both coasts, the moors and the cities of Exeter and Plymouth. The name was originally Twyfyrde, meaning town of two fords, and...
  • Torquay harbour
    Torquay
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  • Totnes
    Totnes
    Totnes is a charming Devon town with a bustling main street and a regular market. Totnes has regular outdoor markets on Fridays and Saturdays. During the main season, between May and September, there is an Elizabethan market...
  • Woolacombe beach - North Devon
    Woolacombe
    Woolacombe in North Devon is a favourite for spot for surfers and beach lovers. The resort has three miles of golden sand and has won a number of awards for cleanliness and facilities. These include Blue Flag, Best...
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