The UK is divided up into smaller regions called ‘counties’. My hometown is in the county of Hampshire, which is located in the south-east of England. Since I was a child, my family has taken a summer holiday each year in Devon, which is another county in the south-west of England. It usually takes a three-hour drive from my home to get to our destination in Devon. Devon is a really great place to take a holiday in England, and today I will tell you why I think Devon is such a great place.
First of all, it’s on the coast. This means you can spend plenty of time on the beach, which is fantastic if it is sunny. Of course, you should take an umbrella to the beach as well, just in case it rains - which is quite likely during the British summer! But even if it’s raining, there’s still a lot to do in Devon. There are loads of very pretty towns, so you can easily spend a day looking at the shops, finding a place to eat some local fish and chips and enjoying an ice cream at the end of your day. If you have a sweet tooth, you will be pleased to know that Devon is famed for its fudge and cream teas.
If you’re interested in history, you will find plenty of castles and old houses to visit, where ancient kings and queens once lived. Devon is also great if you enjoy spending time outdoors because you will have plenty of opportunities for walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and surfboarding. Devon is rich in natural beauty due to its many hills, forests, beaches and bays. If geology is your thing, you will love Devon as it’s famous for its ‘Jurassic Coast’. This is an area by the sea where the cliffs have a distinctive naturally red colour. Many people come to spend a day exploring the rocks. If you are lucky, you can find fossils of prehistoric animals in the rocks or washed up on the beaches. Isn’t that amazing?! There are also many museums depicting the dinosaurs which roamed this land millions of years ago. If you spend some time in Devon, you will probably hear lots about Devon’s legends, too. Local folklore abounds with stories of haunted houses, shipwrecks and even fairies and pixies! Overall, I think Devon is a great place for a holiday. There is always plenty do, no matter what age you are. It’s a region where you will discover charming towns, old buildings, castles, theme parks, animal centres and many beautiful beaches. In rain or shine, Devon is definitely worth a visit!
What would you like to do if you visited Devon?