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2 miles from the seaside town of Paignton, Devon Hills is the ultimate destination for the family. Situated in the English Riviera, Devon Hills boasts everything that all generations could wish for; a gym, fitness studio and tennis court if you’re feeling active. Enjoy a leisurely pace in the heated indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam room, or a treatment in the health and beauty salon. The Blagdon Inn, a 15th century thatched bar and restaurant offers, main meals or light bites. Plus, over 60 acres of landscaped parkland and the nearby Dartmoor National Park.
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With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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