A winter holiday in Devon will place you in one of the most enchanting and pretty British counties. As the frost glistens on thatched roofs and across diverse landscapes the towns and villages become more picturesque.
The benefits of taking a winter holiday in a county with innumerable areas of outstanding natural beauty can never be underestimated. There is a tranquillity that’s hard to beat when the towns and beaches are much quieter. Nothing impairs your view along the dramatic coastline and you can wander along the coastal paths lost in your own thoughts. The winter sun sparkles on the water gently buffeted by the light breeze.
Where to stay
There are many places to stay and, unless you arrive during the festive season, you may be able to get discounted deals. Hotels are less busy and holiday apartments will have more availability. If you don’t mind being tied to meal times or room service out of hours a hotel might suit you. However, many people enjoy the freedom of self catering apartments. You can come and go as you please and cook a meal if you don’t feel like dining out. If you wake up in the middle of the night hungry, you can even raid the fridge!
Paignton winter holiday in Devon
Paignton is a traditional seaside town in South Devon and is part of what is referred to as the English Riviera. Winter is much milder in this part of the county. Out of season, you can explore Paignton at leisure without fighting your way through crowds. Browse the antique shops, art galleries and stop for a warm drink in one of the many cafés’ Enjoy a Devon cream tea in the afternoon with delicious scones topped with jam and clotted cream.
There are plenty of activities to participate in on your winter holiday in Devon, particularly in Paignton and surrounding area. Here are some you might want to consider:
Kents Cavern, Torquay
A Unesco Global GeoPark, the prehistoric caves at Kents Cavern are fascinating. Guided tours are available spanning 2 hours and they are both entertaining and educational. If you are sheltering from inclement weather you will follow in the footsteps of men of the Stone Age who did exactly the same. The stalactites and stalagmites have formed in these spectacular caves over 400 million years.
Cinemas and theatres
If you feel like watching a play at the theatre or watching a film in 3D you’ll find plenty of venues along the English Riviera to enjoy the entertainment. You will normally find tourist information and perhaps the local newspaper in your hotel or self-catering holiday apartment. This literature will carry up to date programmes of films and productions.
Voted as one of Devon’s top ten attractions, Paignton Pier is worth a visit. Take a stroll down to the end and gaze out to sea, spotting the odd ship on the horizon. Or if you are feeling more adventurous have a game in the bowling alley, get fit on the trampolines or ride the Mega Slide. There is plenty of food to tantalise the taste buds on the pier including seafood, burgers, snacks, doughnuts and homemade fudge. You may gain some calories but you can burn them off jogging along the beach!
So if you would like a relaxing break why not book your winter holiday in Devon this winter with Bedford Holiday Apartments?