In the same spirit as “Cornwall” a page on my all time favourite place, I thought it only fair to make a more general page on Devon as well as the pages on “Totnes”, “Exeter”and “Dartington” which are place specific.
Devon is a large county with two very beautiful and distinct coastlines. It also has two large and famous moorland national parks.
I have a large collection of images of Devon, so making a selection of photos that represent the whole county is difficult – there will be gaps! In time I will make more pages of areas such as Dartmoor and Exmoor.
The page link below is to a rather quirky page about Exeter, a city that I lived in for some years and where my son still resides.
Plymouth, with it’s extensive waterfront marinas and quays is a rather disappointing city in my view but it is improving slowly. The commercial centre suffered great damage from bombing during the Second World War and to my mind was rebuilt without much thought or sense of style. The Barbican area with the famous Mayflower Steps is better, and the Hoe where Drake was playing bowls just before the Spanish Armada, has good views over the Sound and a Plymouth version of London’s Eye.
I recently discovered Royal William Yard in Stonehouse, an area west of the Cross Channel Ferry port. Fine ex-naval buildings are set around a little harbour (now a small marina) There must be some lovely flats with excellent views behind the solid granite frontages. Regular ferries run to and from the Barbican and there are a number of expensive restaurants and bars where patrons can sit out in the evening and take in the atmosphere. It is an easy but boring walk from the city centre, my advice would be take the ferry from the Barbican and enjoy the views of Plymouth’s waterfront on the way.