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Devon's Attractions and Tourist Information for Devon

Places to visit and things to do in the south west area.

Plymouth Dome, Dartmoor Wildlife Park, Adventure Park, Paignton Zoo, Leisure Park, Quaywest Waterpark, The National Marine Aquarium, England.

The Eden Project

The living theatre of plants and people Full details for The Eden Project

Crealy Adventure Park

Guaranteed Fun Open: All year round Crealy Park, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon. Tel +44 (0)1395 233200 24hr Hotline for Special Events. Visit our Internet site:

Paignton Zoo

Open: Every day except Christmas day 10.00am 5.00pm Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is one of England's biggest Zoos with hundreds of animals in the natural setting of 75 acres of the world's threatened habitats. 1 mile from Paignton town centre on the Totnes (A385).

Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton. Email: - Visitor Information line: Tel +44 (0)1803 697600

Visit our Internet site: Email: for information on group educational visits. Education Centre - Paignton Zoo Totnes Road Paignton Devon.

Woodlands leisure Park

Open daily: 9.30am March to November 15th
Experience Callipo Canyon - a world of the three longest,twistiest, meanest Watercoasters in the South West. Woodlands Leisure Park, Blackawton, Totnes. Tel +44 (0)1803 - 712598

Plymouth Dome

400 years of Plymouth's great History brought to life. Fun for all ages - and all under cover Follow the signs from Plymouth City Centre to the Hoe and Seafront. Plymouth Dome, The Hoe, Plymouth, England. Tel +44 (0)1752 - 600608

South Devon Railway

Great Western branch line, 7 miles beside the River Dart. Picturesque scenery living Museum, Steam Trains. The Station, Buckfastleigh, Devon. Tel +44 (0)1364 - 642338

Becky Falls Dartmoor

A must for all visitors to Dartmoor, Wildlife discovery trail, water falls, river walks, 50 acres of Natural Woodland. Becky Falls, Manaton, Bovey Tracy, Tel +44 (0)1647 - 221259

Quaywest Waterpark

"Get Wet, Go Wild " and enjoy the UK's only outdoor Waterpark. Swimming Pools, Go-Karts, Beach Sports, Crazy Golf, Quaywest Waterpark, Goodrington Sands, Paignton, Devon. Tel +44 (0)1803 - 555550 Visit our Internet site:

The National Marine Aquarium

Where is truth stranger than fiction? You will be amazed at what you discover at the new National Marine Aquarium. First of its type in the UK, modelled on successful examples in Europe and the USA. National Marine Aquarium, The Barbican, Plymouth Devon. UK - Tel +44 (0)1752 - 220084

Dartmoor Wildlife Park

The original close Encounters 30 Acres of beautiful Devon Countryside over 150 Species. Dartmoor Wildlife Park, Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell, Plymouth. Devon. Tel +44 (0)1752 - 837209

Crownhill Fort

Discover Plymouth's Best Kept Secret.... Crownhill Fort. Beautifully restored by the Landmark Trust, this elaborate Victorian fortress offers a wonderful day out for families, schools and historical enthusiasts. We also provide a truly unique venue for all kinds of events and celebrations. Address: Crownhill Fort, Crownhill Fort Road, Plymouth, Tel: 01752 793754 Fax: 01752 770065 - E-mail: Web site: - Crownhill Fort is owned and administered by the Landmark Trust, an independent charity that restores buildings of historic importance

Shaldon Wildlife Trust

is truly unique Set above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the most endangered animals in the world. Marmosets and tamarins, lemurs, meerkats, ocelot cats, macaws and many more can all be found in our acre of lush sub-tropical gardens. Open 10am to 6pm daily - Off the A379 Torquay to Teignmouth Road. Bus 85 to Ness Drive. Tel: 01626 872234 - - Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Ness Drive, Shaldon, Nr Teignmouth, Devon.

Plymouth Bonfire & Fireworks, Plymouth

Venue: Plymouth Hoe & Promenade. Address: Seafront PL1 2PA - Dates: Nov 2007 (annual) Opening times: Hospital Radio roadshow 6.30pm; bonfire 7.30pm; fireworks 8pm - Tourist information: Plymouth Tourist Office. Tel: 01752 304 849

Saltram House, Plympton

Venue: Saltram House. Address: PL7 3UH Tel: +44 (0) 1752 333500 Fax: +44 (0) 1752 336474 - E-mail: - Visitors can explore the Velvet Drawing Room, Chinese Chippendale Bedroom, the library, the Morning Room, the Mirror Room and the Great Kitchen. Dates Opening times; House: 28 Mar-28 Oct: Sat-Thu 12pm-4.30pm Garden: 1 Mar-28 Oct: Sat-Thu 11am-4.30pm; 29 Oct-28 Feb: Sat-Thu 11am-4pm Prices: £8; children £4; family £20; group £6.50

Morwellham Quay, Morwellham

MORWELLHAM QUAY. Tavistock. PL19 8JL Tel: 01822 832766 & 833808 Fax: 01822 833808 - Opening times: Open all year (ex Xmas wk) 10-6 (4.30 Nov-Etr). Last admission 3.30 (2.30 Nov-Etr). Facilities: Picnic area. Restaurant. Refreshments (Jul-Aug). Parking. Coach parties welcome (advance booking preferred). Giftshop. Directions: (4m West of Tavistock, off A390. Midway between Gunnislake & Tavistock. Signed)

Buckland Abbey, Buckland abbey

BUCKLAND ABBEY. Yelverton. PL20 6EY Tel: 01822 853607 Fax: 01822 855448 - National Trust Prices: Abbey & grounds £7. Grounds only £3.70. Party 15+ £5.20 each. Opening times: Open end Mar-Nov, daily (ex Thu) 10.30-5.30. Nov-end Mar, Sat -Sun. Closed Xmas to mid-Feb.Facilities: Picnic area. Restaurant. Parking. Coach parties welcome (must pre-book). Giftshop. No dogs (except assist dogs).

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth

Drake Circus. PLYMOUTH. PL4 8AJ Tel: 01752 304774 Fax: 01752 304775 - Opening times: Open all year, Tue-Fri 10-5.30, Sat & BH Mon 10-5. Closed Good Fri & 25-26 Dec. parties welcome. Giftshop. No dogs (except guide dogs).

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Rope Walk. Coxside. PLYMOUTH. PL4 0LF Tel: 01752 600301 Fax: 01752 600593 Directions: (A38 to Marsh Mills (Sainsbury's) then head for city centre & follow brown signs for Barbican & Coxside car park).

The Elizabethan House, Plymouth

32 New Street. The Barbican. PLYMOUTH. PL1 7FW Tel: 01752 304774 Fax: 01752 304775 Description: On Plymouth's historic Barbican, find an ancient doorway and go back in time to Drake's Plymouth. Prices: £1.30 (ch 80p). Family tickets & other concessions available. Opening times: Open Apr-Sep, Tue-Sat & BH Mon, 10-5 (last entry 4.30) Facilities. Parking. No coaches. Giftshop. Garden centre.

Royal Citadel, Plymouth

PLYMOUTH. PL1 2PD Tel: 01752 775841 Description: A dramatic 17th-century fortress built to defend the coastline from the Dutch. English Heritage Prices: £3.50 (EH Members £3). Prices and opening times are subject to change in Spring 2007. 0870 333 1181 for the most up to date prices and opening times when planning your visit. Opening times: Open May-Sep, Tue-Thu 2.30 by guided tour only Facilities: Coach parties welcome. Directions: (on Plymouth Hoe).

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Torpoint

Cremyll. TORPOINT. PL10 1HZ Tel: 01752 822236 Fax: 01752 822199 Description: Covering some 800 acres, the country park surrounding Mount Edgcumbe contains a deer park, an amphitheatre, formal gardens, sculpture, the 18th-century Earl's Garden, and woodlands containing California redwoods. Country Park free. Opening times: Open: House & Earl's Garden Apr-Sep, Sun-Thu & BH Mon, 11-4.30. Parking (2 pay & display, 2 free). No dogs (except guide dogs & in park).

Antony House, Torpoint

TORPOINT. Cornwall. PL11 2QA Tel: 01752 812191 Fax: 01752 815724 Description: The house contains contemporary furniture and family portraits. National Trust Prices: House & Garden £5.50. Woodland garden £4. Party rates available. Opening times: Open Apr-Oct, Tue-Thu open Sun in Jun-Sep.Facilities: Restaurant. Parking. Giftshop. No dogs (except guide dogs).

Cotehele, Calstock

St Dominick. SALTASH. PL12 6TA Tel: 01579 351346 & 352739 (info) Fax: 01579 351222 National Trust Prices: House, Garden & Mill £8.40. Garden & Mill £5.40 (ch 1/2 price, under 5's & NT members free). Family tickets available. Opening times: Open 17 Mar-31 Oct daily ex Fri (open Good Fri), 11-4. Facilities: Picnic area. Restaurant. Refreshments. Parking. Coach parties welcome (must book in advance). Giftshop. Garden centre. No dogs (except guide dogs).

The Green House Visitor Centre, Plymouth

The Ride. PLYMOUTH. PL9 7JA Tel: 01752 482392 - Description: The UK's first leisure-based, sustainable waste, education exhibition. Prices: £3, (under 5's free). Groups 4+ £2.50 Opening times: Open Tue-Sat 10-5. (Last entry at 4) Facilities - Picnic area. Refreshments. Parking. Coach parties welcome (Book in advance). Giftshop. No dogs (except guide dogs).

Yelverton Paperweight Centre, Yelverton

4 Buckland Terrace. Leg O'Mutton Corner. YELVERTON. Devon. PL20 6AD Tel: 01822 854250 Fax: 01822 854250 - Description: The centre also has an extensive range of modern glass paperweights for sale. Opening times: Open Apr-Oct, daily 10.30-5 10-24 Dec, daily Nov & Jan-Mar by appointment. Facilities: Parking. Coach parties welcome (advance booking requested). Giftshop.

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