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The Top Five Reasons to Spend Christmas in Devon

There is no getting away from it; the mornings are getting shorter and darker.  It is time to embrace the winter season and start planning the most wonderful time of the year.  And where better to spend it than a cosy, wholesome break to Devon.  If you need more convincing, keep reading for why you should spend Christmas in Devon.

Charming Seaside Villages

Devon is home to many picturesque villages along its two coasts.  From Clovelly, Beer and Appledore on the north coast, to Dittisham, Shaldon and Bantham on the south coast, you will never be bored of exploring.  This villages are home to lots of history and character which you can appreciate as you meander through the streets.  Wrap up and experience their unique festive cheer on Your Devon Escape.

Christmas Swims

Now, it is a big tradition in Devon to enjoy a dip over the Christmas period.  With organised events on Boxing Day throughout the county, to local families diving in on Christmas Day, be sure to get in on the action.  It will be freezing but that’s part of the fun.  There are not many places in the UK you can do this, and definitely not with the moderate temperatures that we are lucky enough to enjoy in Devon.  It is simply a must.

Family Time

Escape to the coast and countryside and get back to nature with the family.  Devon is definitely a family-friendly destination, one with lots of free activities for all ages.  Get out and about, exploring all that the county has to offer.  Enjoy that quality time together in a beautiful setting.  Or relax and get cosy in one of our properties.  With a variety of family-friendly properties to choose from, we will have the perfect one for you.

The Moors

If you are looking for reasons why you should spend Christmas in Devon, then Dartmoor and Exmoor are good places to start.  They are must-visits when you are in the county.  If you are an adventurer, rambler, foodie or stroll seeker, there is so much to explore.  If you are lucky, you might catch some snow.  Enjoy tors, snow-topped hills, freshwater streams and more.  It is an idyllic spot for a stomp over the Christmas period.  Breathe in the cold, crisp air, and indulge in nature.

Winter Sun

Winter is known for cold, snow and wet.  However, in Devon, 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 over the Christmas period.  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!  Lap up golden hour, and head to the beach or for a stomp.

Now we have given you an idea of why you should spend Christmas in Devon, it is time to book Your Devon Escape.  Head to our website to check out our properties available this Christmas. 

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

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