Berry Pomeroy Castle, begun in c. 1560 and ambitiously enlarged from c. 1600, this mansion was intended to become the most spectacular house in Devon. Never completed, and abandoned by Read more [...]
Nearest History & Heritage Devon
Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s Devon listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Devon day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the historic and heritage links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Devon activity.
Overbeck’s Coastal garden surrounding elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections of scientist and inventor, Otto Overbeck. Spectacular views over sea and estuary.
The 700-year-old Buckland Abbey was later home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville. The Abbey is part museum, part house and gardens within the beautiful Tavy Valley estate.
Berry Head, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, is an extensive limestone headland. The near-perpendicular cliffs rise 60m and the constant action of the waves has gouged out Read more [...]
Two castles have been built at Lydford, the first immediately in the wake of the Norman Conquest in 1066. The second castle was built on the site of the first Read more [...]
Knightshayes Court is a Gothic Revival country house with richly decorated interiors and a large garden that includes lily pools, floral borders, amusing topiary and walled kitchen garden.
Clovelly has a single steep cobbled street that runs down past 16th Century fisherman’s cottages to the harbour. The road is half a mile (0.8km) long but drops some 400ft Read more [...]
Okehampton Castle, the remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque setting on a wooded hill by the River Okement. Started out as a motte and bailey Read more [...]
Hartford Abbey is within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to the rocky cove.
Dartmouth Museum is a former merchant’s house c1640 situated in The Butterwalk. The Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts, models, paintings and photographs covering maritime history, Dartmouth social and Read more [...]
The Mayflower Steps are from which the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower on 6 September 1620. The traditional site of their disembarkation in Read more [...]
Dartmouth Castle built in the 15th Century to guard the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary. Access by either foot or ferry.