The place to live

Devon offers something for everyone: for any career or any lifestyle. If you’re searching for something special, that something could be found right here in the very heart of the South West…

Coast side


In Devon we’re lucky to have two of the country’s 15 National Parks!

Dartmoor, with its high granite tors, ancient settlements and mythical beginnings makes up a sizeable part of South Devon. In the north-east, Exmoor rolls down to the coast before continuing into Somerset.

Devon has a great variety of countryside, with rivers, hill ranges and forest. This makes the county a great spot for walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and all kinds of outdoor activities.

Visit Devon for inspiration about what to do and where to go, and Explore Devon the naturally active way.

A view of Dartmoor
Plymouth Barbican
map of devon


With varied transport links with the rest of the country, Devon is accessible from anywhere. It has mainline rail stations in Plymouth and Exeter, with lines to London taking as little as two-and-a-half hours.

By road, the M5 Motorway runs directly to Exeter. Meanwhile, the Devon Expressway and North Devon Link Road provide excellent connections to the rest of the county.

If you’re thinking of venturing further, then Devon is also served by ferry links from Plymouth and Exeter Airport – which was recently voted the happiest in the UK!

Or, maybe you’re a keen cyclist? Well, there are extensive cycle networks across the county, stretching from country to coast!