Highcliffe House - Tourism in the West Country
Of the four counties collectively known as the West Country, Devon has the greatest diversity being commonly known as the county of two coasts.
The national railway network was expanded to bring families to the area and is still in evidence today. A restored steam line still runs from Minehead to just short of Taunton at Bishops Lydiard offering holidaymakers a taste of the romance of steam travel. More recently, the narrow gauge line, which originally ran from Barnstaple to Lynton has been re-installed at Woody Bay Station and draws visitors from all over the world.
With the increase in people looking to holiday at home there has been a big rise in searches for Devon accommodation and Exmoor accommodation. Many are searching for a more eco friendly style of break where they can get back to nature in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
North Devon has miles of nature reserves with sandy beaches, a dramatic coastline with the highest sea cliffs in England and the magnificence of Exmoor with rugged moors and wooded river valleys. The choice of Exmoor accommodation is varied with farmhouse B&Bs where you get close to the animals, romantic cottages where you can hide away from the world and small towns and villages with a wide range of B&Bs, hotels, pubs and restaurants with great local food.
South Devon has two historic cities in Exeter & Plymouth, their beautiful estuaries and rolling countryside, the English Riviera with its bustling seaside towns and hotels, ideal for family holidays and those seeking lively sea-front bars and restaurants. To the east the outcrops of Dartmoor and the Jurassic coastline offer an abundance of natural history.
Devon accommodation seekers are assured of something for everyone whether you are looking for a romantic escape for two or family holiday with bed and breakfast Devon.