What to do in Devon
Devon Accommodation and Attractions
Because the Exmoor White Horse in is situated near the border between Devon and Somerset, it opens up many doors of where you can visit, as you can venture into North Devon to see the sights as well as deeper Somerset. As it is a much bigger county inevitably there is a lot more to see and do on this side of the border, here are just some of the attractions you can visit:
Lynmouth and Lynton Cliff Railway - Close to the Somerset border, and at one of the most northerly points of Devon, you don’t have to venture far to experience a ride on the two towns’ most popular attractions. Opened in 1890, the water powered train was used to carry both goods and passengers up the 500ft tall steep cliff from Lynmouth to Lynton, but now is a tourist attraction and classified as a monument. It is so popular because of its uniqueness and the beautiful views it gives of the North Devon coastline.
Arlington Court - This National Trust-owned family estate can be found near North Devon’s largest town, Barnstaple. The Regency house is filled with old treasures collected by the Chichester family, and beautifully decorated. You can also go out to look at the wonderful gardens; the productive garden, which grows food to be used in the tearooms, the flower garden, full of floral beauty, and the pleasure garden, where you can relax, play or take a picnic and breathe in the wonderful atmosphere. Another attraction on this estate is the Carriage museum, which shows the history of horse and carriage travel.
Exmoor Zoo - Nearby the Devon part of Exmoor, this attraction is also fairly close to the Exmoor White Horse Inn. It is the only established zoo in North Devon and has plenty to see and do. You can get up close and personal with many of the animals here; some of them you are allowed to handle and feed. The Walk on the Wild Side experience allows you to get close with even more of the animals that normal visitors wouldn’t be, such as cheetahs, lemurs and armadillos, but make sure you book early! Dartington Crystal This out of all the attractions listed is the furthest away from the White Horse Inn, and is found in the small town of Great Torrington.
Dartington Crystal - is a famous glass factory, and here you can enter the factory and see how the glass is made and crafted; an art that has taken over 3000 years to perfect. You can also have a go at blowing your own glass and even have your hand or foot permanently cast in glass for you to keep. Along with this, you can buy many of the things made in the factory at the shop, along with gifts and other items.