Ashburton Vacations

20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast of Devon, is Ashburton, a great place to visit while exploring the region. This popular destination is approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Plymouth City Airport.

Ashburton is a great place to stay while you are exploring Devon as a large number of the area’s main attractions are within easy reach. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Buckfast Abbey and the iconic Totnes Castle. Two other interesting attractions you’ll find nearby Ashburton are Grimspound and Bellever Tor.

Holiday makers in Ashburton, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, should head to the nearby museums and theaters. Visit the interactive and traditional museums and exhibit spaces Torquay Museum in Torquay and the Bygones Victorian Museum. Book tickets for a couple of the thrilling live performances at the Princess Theatre in Torquay.

Hang out with the kids at Living Coasts in Torquay and the Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens. Interact with many kinds of interesting creatures at Paignton Zoo in Paignton.

If you are into nature, head to the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax. Feel the breeze through your hair at one of the area’s beaches, for example the Goodrington Sands Beach in Paignton, Abbey Sands in Torquay and Babbacombe Beach. The ecological parks such as the Dartmoor National Park in Plymouth and Dartmoor Forest in Yelverton, allow visitors to see the birds, trees and plants that flourish in the local area.

Devon has a wide variety of sights. While you are arranging your stay, make sure you set aside sufficient time to visit as many of them as you can. Lovers of history will enjoy checking out Torre Abbey in Torquay.

For a real taste of Ashburton, think about booking a room close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. The Imperial Hotel Torquay, the Palace Hotel, Torquay and the Yardley Manor Hotel, Torquay are just some of the many great places to stay around here.

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