Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.
Book your trip : 01297 20375
Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, fine 18th-century house with renowned historical fashion collection
Killerton House, Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE
Forde Abbey is a treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty. It is a family home as well as a living and breathing working estate, and welcomes visitors all year round.
Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent grade 1 listed gardens are set in Devon picturesque Otter Valley , between the ancient city of Exeter and England’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
This vast man-made complex of underground caverns was created by centuries of quarrying the famous Beer Stone. The underground quarry, first worked by the Romans, supplied stone for 24 cathedrals including Exeter and St.Paul’s, parts of Westminster Abbey,the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. Quarried by hand, a small block weighing 4 tons, the stone was carted on horse-drawn wagons and by barges from Beer beach to its destination, sometimes involving journeys of several hundreds of miles.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – Please Pre-book tours by ringing 01297 680 282
Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens
Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle. Developed since then into a magnificent 30 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world.
With acres of glorious gardens and parkland, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is the complete country gentleman’s dream.
Bolham, Tiverton EX16 7RQ
01884 254 665
Donkey Sanctuary Devon
There are no commercial attractions – just gently rolling countryside with walks around the fields where you can meet the dear donkeys, who adore the fuss and attention received from visitors. Donkeys of all ages are resident at Slade House Farm but a large percentage are elderly and remain here in order to be close to the Veterinary Department.
Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU