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Why Visit Devon This Winter?

Why visit Devon this winter?  You may think it will be cold, wet, and windy.  You may think it would be more fun flying somewhere where there is guaranteed heat.  We disagree!  There are many reasons as to why Devon is as lovely in winter as summer.  Whether it is wet and windy or blue skies (shock, we know), there is more than meets the eye in this county.  Book Your (winter) Devon Escape today!

Christmas in Devon

Why visit Devon this winter?  Christmas time is simply magical.  Devon is full of lots of Christmas cheer in winter.  With lots of events such as lantern festivals and Christmas light switch ons, there is so much to get involved in through the winter months.  If you fancy doing a spot of Christmas shopping, there are lots of independent and unique shops for you to find the something special for someone special.  Or head to one of the many Christmas markets, enjoy some mulled wine, a delicious bite to eat, and pick up a unique gift from the fabulous stalls.  You could even treat yourself and do Christmas away from home this year! Book a stay in one of our wonderful properties.

Dog-Friendly Beaches

Devon is known for being a dog-loving county.  Whether it is the local pub, a restaurant, or a café, you will find most will be dog friendly.  The beaches are no exception.  Almost all the beaches in Devon are dog friendly during the winter months, meaning it is the perfect holiday for your pooch as well as you!  Check out our journal for beach recommendations during Your Devon Escape.

Enjoy Devon From a Different Point of View…

The landscape of Devon is always changing from season to season in such a way that you will get something different every time you visit.  Why visit Devon this winter?  Simply to see the area in a different light if nothing else.  From different wildlife to different coloured landscapes, Devon is one to sit back and enjoy at all times of the year.

It is Quieter…

You may be thinking that there must be a reason why its quieter in the wintertime, and you would be right.  It is.  Fewer people visit in winter than in summer, but why should that stop you?  Enjoy the crowd-free beaches and quieter dinners in one of the many excellent restaurants.  Don’t worry about parking restrictions or bookings things in advance.  Experience Devon like a local and learn to love it like we all do on Your (winter) Devon Escape!

Loads of Great Indoor Activities to Try!

During winter in Devon, you can try many of the activities you would also experience in summer.  Great places to check out are the some of the National Trust sites which come to life during Christmas and into the New Year.  When it comes to children, there are lots of activities to try out from climbing centres, to theme parks, to soft play and wildlife centres.  There is truly something for everyone.  Check out our journal for recommendations for activities to do in winter around Devon!

The Weather Can Be Glorious…

You will find the weather in winter can be just as nice as the summer months.  Yes, you will not get a heatwave, but Devon can still manage moderate temperatures and blue skies through the winter months.  You can still enjoy that trip to the beach or afternoon stroll in the sunshine, and in fact it may be more pleasurable because it won’t be as hot!


If you love a walk, then Devon’s coast path is a holiday must.  The summertime can often be too hot for walking for many people, so why not take a trip in the cooler months to enjoy it properly.  Wrapping up warm and rambling along the coast can be one of the best feelings.  Enjoy the stunning views and observe some of the wildlife in comfortable temperatures.  Or take a trip up to Dartmoor to see the ponies.  You may even be lucky enough to catch some snow and try out sledging with the locals!

Winter Events

With winter comes lots of events to get involved in.  From pantomimes to carnivals and markets, there is so much to see and do in Devon during winter.  Enjoy a unique experience on a steam railway or town illumination events.  Grab your family and friends unique Christmas presents at the local Christmas markets, or for yourself to take a momentum home to remember your magical time in Devon during winter.  Check out our journal for activities and events to check out during the winter months.

For more ideas for what to do on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal for recommendations.  Or make us all jealous by sharing your adventures with #yourdevonescape. Tag us on Facebook @YourDevonEscape, on Instagram @your_devon_escape or TikTok @yourdevonescapeltd.

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