History & Heritage In Devon

Seek South West: Helping You with Your Exploration of Devon History and Heritage

Are you in love with ancient histories and heritages? In Devon, you will discover many spectacular historic and heritage grounds worthy of exploration. And Seek South West can help you discover them. This is your chance to take a vicarious trip back to historic periods that marked the moulding of Devon into the spectacular destination it is now.
We can take you to Devon, whether you want to explore its world-renowned natural wonders or visit its historic monuments in the company of an experienced guide with lots of fascinating tales to tell.

Historical Sites and Heritage Buildings to Visit in Devon

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Cockington Court

Cockington Court is a historic manor home featuring tearooms, walled art garden, contemporary art garden and twenty craft studios. This is one of the favourite destinations in Torbay, combining history and present day through a thriving craft centre and an array of events. Watch arts and crafts makers give shape to clay and indulge in the delicious aromas of the chocolate made by the chocolatier.

Address: Cockington Ln, Torquay TQ2 6XA, UK

Phone: +441803607230


A la Ronde

A la Ronde is a quirky 18th-century house described as a magical home one only dreams of as a child.

The 16-sided house was built for cousins Jane and Mary Parminter and contains memorabilia of their travels through Europe. The fascinating interior features a feather frieze collected from native chickens and birds. There is an in-house gallery with 25,000 shells which you can only view in entirety with a 360-degree touch screen virtual tour.

Address: Summer Ln, Exmouth, EX8 5BD, UK

Phone: +441395265514

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/a-la-ronde

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

The Cathedral displays the best of vintage architecture. Dating as far back as the 11th century, Exeter Cathedral is a medieval cathedrals and fine example of Gothic-inspired architecture in England. The highlight of the Cathedral is the two Norman towers, long unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting and fascinating west front carvings.

Address: 1, Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS, UK

Phone: +441392255573

Website: http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/

Dartmouth Castle

Located at the top of the river Dart is Dartmouth Castle. It was built when Edward IV offered the town burgees £30 a year to build a tower that stretches across the mouth of the haven. Dartmouth Castle is the first English castle built with artillery in mind and visitors can visit by ferry between Easter and October.

Address: Castle Rd. Dartmouth

Phone: +443703331181

Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/dartmouth-castle/

Coldharbour Mill Museum

Coldharbour was erected in 1799 to spin woollen yarn and was later converted to make worsted yarn. The mill offers exclusive access to a Georgian industrial enterprise with highlights like High Breast shot water wheel, power looms and spinning frames.

Address: Coldharbour Mill, Coldharbour

Phone number: +441884840960

Website: https://www.coldharbourmill.org.uk/


Bayard’s Cove Fort

Bayard's Cove Fort

The Dartmouth Corporation built this small gun fort around 1510 during the Tudor times to protect Dartmouth harbour’s entrance. During the medieval period, it developed as an important shipping centre for wine and cloth trading.  The English Heritage took the fort under its wings in 1984 and it’s open for viewing every day of the week.

Address: 27 Lower St, Dartmouth

Phone: +441803839278

Website: http://www.bayardscoveinn.co.uk/


SSW tips:

You can enter the Exeter Cathedral free if you have a trust card. The best time to visit A laRonde is on Saturday/Sunday when they host the artisan craft market, hidden house and horse trail.

Call Seek South West today, your doorway into Devon’s history and heritage.