The National Trust has a big presence in North Devon. At Watersmeet they have a shop and tea rooms in the former fishing lodge that dates to Victorian times. Try a cream tea in their gardens right by the East Lyn river. Arlington Court is a country house estate set in many acres of parkland, and stables that house the Trust’s carriage collection.
Various events run throughout the year at this location, including open air concerts and plays in summer.
Other places to visit include Wistlandpound Reservoir, Lynton and Barnstaple Steam Railway, Clovelly, Lundy Island, Damien Hirst’s Verity in Ilfracombe, RHS Grdens Rosemoor, Marwood Hill Gardens and Snowdrop Valley.