Events in Devon

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Events in Devon during April herald the spring and summer season. Easter. the first holiday of the year. April showers and sunshine. It is a lovely month to be out and about.

River Exe at Tiverton

The River Exe at Tiverton
Photograph © Martin Bodman

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Powderham Castle is open again. Why not try a guided tour round this intriguing castle.

Exeter Race Course  TBC

Hartland Abbey Bluebell Day   Such a picture, the bluebells stretch from the Walled Garden to the sea!!! Beautiful for the soul. 16th and 23rd April 2023.

The Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival  is now known as Maltingsfest. 20th to 22nd April 2023

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Hartland Abbey

Hartland Abbey
Photograph © Rod Allday

Powderham Castle has sat beside the River Exe for centuries and has been in the same family all that time! Apart from the Castle and grounds there is a lot to do. Doesn't really matter if it is a rainy day!

Exeter is the county town of Devon and a great place to live and to visit. Plenty of good shops, trips down the River Exe, the racecourse nearby, the Quay side to name a few!

Budleigh Salterton right on the Jurassic Coast at the western end. Lovely little place for a quiet, relaxing holiday. You can get on to the South West Coast Path for a stunning walk. The Esturary is a Site of Scientific Interest and the locality of Budleigh Salterton is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which just about sums up this delightful area!

Hartland Abbey Opens between the end of March and October. The house started life as a monastery and amazingly survived the Civil War because Henry VIII gave it away and it is still in the same family all these years later. The house, the walled garden and all the paths around make for a great day out.

Bampton is on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. It is a pretty little town with lots of listed buildings. Has won the Britain in Bloom Event on several occasions and has also the distinction of winning the world one in 1999. Incredible.

Tiverton is a most attractive town in mid Devon. On the edge of Exmoor it is an ideal spot for exploring this scenic moor. The castle is open to the public during the summer. The town has two rivers the main one is the Exe which rises in Exmoor and flows down to Exeter.

Newton Abbot  The town itself grew into a Victorian railway town from a little market town in the 1800's.  The Racecourse, a summer jump course, makes for some good days out.

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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 Devon that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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Budleigh Salterton

High Street Budleigh Salterton
Photograph © Roger Cornfoot

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