Many of Devon’s key attractions can be found near to Ilsington, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s list is the fabulous Grimspound and the ever-popular Buckfast Abbey. Also worth checking out are Bellever Tor and Castle Drogo.
Ilsington offers some interesting cultural attractions nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Spend a quiet afternoon admiring the exhibits at the Bygones Victorian Museum in Torquay.
There are many natural gifts here as well, so make sure you enjoy the nearby green spaces. Stretch your legs and visit one of the local beaches, such as Abbey Sands in Torquay and Babbacombe Beach. Hit the trail and discover the well-used nature parks for which this area is well known, such as the Dartmoor National Park in Plymouth and Dartmoor Forest in Yelverton.
While you are here, stop at some of the local sights such as Totnes Castle in Totnes. These are popular with locals and tourists alike. Wander back through Devon’s past by checking out nearby historic sites, such as Torre Abbey in Torquay.
When it’s time to rest your weary head after discovering the many charms of Ilsington, check in to one of the area's many short and long stay accommodation options. The Exeter Court Hotel, the Grand Hotel, Torquay and the Norwood - Guest house, Torquay are just three of the many great places to stay around here.