Events in Devon

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Events in Devon during June, the middle of the summer, Now you're talking!!

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Antique and Vintage Home Show 1st and 2nd June 2019. Westpoint Exeter.

Torbay Airshow 1st to 2nd June 2019. Paignton Green. Free coastal airshow. 

The Smuggler Cycle Sportive 2nd June 2019. In aid of North Devon Hospice.  Barnstaple. Online entry.

Newton Abbot Racing TBC

The Contemporary Craft Fair 7th to 9th June 2019. Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey. This event was a Gold Winner of the Visit Devon Tourism Award 2014!!! You can buy tickets on line.

Ukulele Festival and/or other special events TBC. Babbacombe Cliff Railway. Free to enjoy.

Ilfracombe Victoria Celebration TBC  Days of festivities to celebrate Ilfracombe's Victorian past. Townspeople dress up and visitors are invited to do so also. Lots of fun.

Occombe Festival 14th and 15th June 2019. Occombe Farm, Preston Down Road, Paignton. In aid of Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Bar, good food and entertainment.

Teignmouth Folk Festival 21st to 23d June 2019. Several venues. Quite a time to be there.

Shaldon Classical Music Festival 20th to 23rd June 2019. St Peter's Church. Four days of wonderful music.

Torbay Half Marathon will be held on 23rd June 2019. Traffic Free.  Get in quickly, this one is getting popular.

Dartmoor Classic Sportive   23rd June 2019. It is a stunnin g ride.

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The cliff railway at Babbacombe

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Ilfracombe with its magnificent cliffs is on the North Dorset Coast. This town is easily accessible by road and well worth a visit. Hilly perhaps, but scenic and it is not surprising it is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you are a wild life lover then this is a haven.

Babbacombe is ideal for a holiday if you want peace and quiet but also the busy hotspots. The town is close to Torquay so it is the best of two worlds. The town sits high above the beach, but there is a cliff railway down which is fun for kids of all ages. Babbacombe is also famous for its Model Village.

Teignmouth is on the northern side of the Teign Estuary. There is a ferry across the estuary to Shaldon on the southern bank. Teignmouth is the end or the start of The Templer Way an 18 mile footpath to Haytor. Whether one wants a beach or a quay Teignmouth is ideal. 

Paignton is on the southern coast and part of the English Riviera and all that has to offer - Blue Flag beaches, harbour, Zoo and the steam railway to name only a few! 

Dartmoor that wild, wonderful, mysterious stretch of moor that dominates that part of the county. Dartmoor ponies, Drake's Drum and Uncle Tom Cobbley of Widdicombe Fair fame. The fair still exists! there are fascinating walking trails across the moor, but care is needed as the weather can change quickly. See also Walking Trails in Devon for a few ideas.

Barnstaple, a thousand years of history on the banks of the River Taw in North Devon. Some good boutique shops and there is a Pannier Market which opens six days a week. 

Bovey Tracey- Antiques Roadshow devotees will have heard of Bovey Tracey pottery, the House of Marbles is located on the site of that pottery. Riverside Mill is a contemporary crafts gallery.

Shaldon on the Teign in South Devon is famous for its up market beach huts. Lovely safe beach. Why not try the local wine. Teignmouth to Shaldon Ferry operates every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

Bideford, a town in North Devon on on the River Torrdige. There are ferries rides along the river on summer evenings. Take a stroll along the quay. There is a ferry to Lundy Island. 

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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 Devon 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 Devon 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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Useful Information


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 even 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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