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Devon

Devon is a stunning county with so much to offer. The countryside is breathtakingly beautiful and there is a great mix of rustic villages and historic seaside towns with fantastic beaches. The county is home to Dartmoor National Park, which is home to the famous Dartmoor ponies. The National Park offers a huge network of walks, off road cycling routes and bridleways.

The largest towns in Devon are Plymouth and Exter. From Exeter the M5 runs North towards Bristol and beyond and London is easily accessible from Bristol via the M4.

Schools in Devon

Devon offers an excellent choice for schooling. Not only does it have some very well renowned private schools it also offers eight grammar schools, including,

Colyton Grammar, Torquay Boy's Grammar and Torquay Girl's Grammar, some of the best in the country.

Private schools include, Blundell’s near Tiverton which is a mixed school and takes children from 2 1/2 – 18,

Exeter Cathedral School which is a private mixed prep school taking children from 3-13,

Exeter school, an independent school for pupils aged between 11 and 18

Kingsley School, an Independent for pupils aged 2 - 18.

State schools include,
Kingsbridge Academy in Kingsbridge,
Okehampton College in Okehamton,
South Dartmoor Community College,
The King’s School, Ottery St Mary.

For further information on schools please visit, the good schools guide and Devon County Council

Devon Key Towns

Exeter

Exeter is the capital city of Devon and is situated on the river Exe. The city has a Cathedral which dates back to Norman times and a good university, currently ranked 13th in the country according to the complete university guide

Exeter offers excellent shopping with a range of high street chains and smaller privately owned boutiques and there is no shortage of good restaurants and cafes.

Exeter is well located with easy access to the M5 and regular trains to London and Bristol.

Plymouth

Plymouth is based on the South coast of Devon approximately 45 miles South of Exeter. Plymouth is a university town and home to the oldest commercial bakery in the world, Jacka’s. Jacka has a very good café which gets outstanding reviews on Trip Advisor.

There are extensive shopping facilities in Plymouth at the Drake Circus or Armada shopping centres and further shops can be found on the high street. Plymouth is actually one of the biggest centres for shopping in the South West, alongside Bristol.

Torquay

Torquay is a famous seaside town on the English Riviera, popular with tourists for its’ stunning beaches such as Babbacombe and Oddicombe. There are numerous hotels and B&B’s in the town and along the harbour there’s an excellent range of restaurants, cafes and shops.

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