Events in Devon

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Events in Devon in July are very popular. School holidays are coming up and the family are looking for things to do. If you are thinking of entering or booking an event, make sure you are the early bird!!

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Exeter Craft Festival will be held on 4th to 6th July 2019 on the Cathedral Green.

Budleigh Salterton Music Festival will be held on 12th to 20th July 2019. Exhilarating days of the very best in opera, music, and other events.

Festival of Archaeology  13th to 28th July 2019. Over 1000 events held all over this country that is so rich in prehistory.This event will form part of the 75th anniversary of the Council for British Archaeology.

The Lundy Race Ilfracombe Yacht Club have announced that the Lundy Race will be held on 20th July 2019.

Clovelly Gig Regatta 27th July 2019

Mid Devon Show Tiverton. 27th July 2019. Non stop activity all day!!! 

Paignton Festival. 27th July to 4th August 2019. Previously Torbay Carnival. Lots of fun.

Totnes & District Agricultural Show 28th July 2019. Berry Farm,  Berry Pomeroy, Totnes. Modern but over 90 years old and one of the best in Wessex and even perhaps the country!

Woolsery Agricultural Show will be held on 29th July 2019 at Clovelly Court.  A most popular North Devon event.

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Budleigh Salterton on the Jurassic Coast and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beach is pebble like much  of this area but it is safe for bathing. Take a relaxing holiday in this lovely spot.

Lundy, a very recognisable name in the British Shipping Forecast. Where is it? In the Bristol Channel and the largest of the islands there. It is a Natural Character area - different!. This was awarded by Natural England.  The area is also a marine reserve, a marine conservation area and a Site of Specific Scientific Interest. Belongs to the National Trust

Exeter, one of the two large cities in Devon, the other being Plymouth. It is an attractive city with some unique shopping spots. Northernhay Gardens are next to the ruined castle, a very pleasant place.

Clovelly, a lovely little town, hilly cobbled streets, plenty of events, on the northern coast on the Bristol Channel. Lundy is actually part of the parish. There is access to the South West Coastal Path. 

Tiverton, home of the lovely Tiverton Lace still being produced today. Tiverton Castle is open during the summer. The Pannier Market has recently been redeveloped.

Torbay, the English Riviera. Popular with early humans as well, see Kents Cavern. Was a completely different place then, a wooded valley, but now the wonderful bay opens out in front of you. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are the local resorts.

Totnes is a picturesque market town on the River Dart. English Heritage own Totnes Castle which rises high above the town. The town now has a 'New Age' image alongside the ancient. 

Paignton Blue Flag beaches in the English Rivieria. Lovely place for seaside holidays.

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Other pages that may be of interest


Events in South West England

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events in Dorset who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Dorset should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here. Posting events on this page is free.

Our observations show that Travel Wessex's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for.

We reserve the right not to include events in Dorset that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!

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Why not travel by Coach

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

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Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.

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