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    Romantic Things to do in Devon

    Devon has 21% more marriages than the national average and it is easy to see why, with miles of pristine coastline, inland rolling green hills and rugged moors. It’s the ideal location for a romantic retreat.

    Dartmouth Steam Train

    Take this stylish old locomotive and meander through Devon’s glorious coast and country. The train has its own scenic station in Paignton, where you can travel to the historic town of Dartmouth,  walk hand- in- hand as you  discover the towns attractive Tudor architecture, cosy old world pubs, and quaint boutique shops.  Discover more here

    A River Cruise

    Enjoy the best of Devon’s beautiful coast line from the Dart Estuary, this round trip offers spectacular views of Baynards Cove, Sir Walter Raleigh’s Boathouse and Greenway Quay, the estate of Agatha Christie. The cruiser is undercover and heated with a fully licenced bar, so why not snuggle up and pop bottle of fizz to complement the experience! For more information and booking

    Relax and Unwind

    Check in at our very own The Grand Hotel  for some traditional British charm.  Overlooking one of the most beautiful bays, this elegant Victorian hotel offers, The Grand spa, where you and your loved one can be treated to a sensual massage. Once fully relaxed, take a table in the cosy AA rosette restaurant where you can indulge in a romantic dinner, before retiring to your individually styled bedroom. For romantic retreats visit the website

    A Walk Along the Beach

    The Devon coast offers many secluded coves and beaches. Why grab a bag of chips and have an evening stroll together at the Ness Beach in Shaldon, accessed only by a dark and windy smugglers tunnel, with its dramatic scenery and rugged red cliff faces, this beach is one of the most beautiful to sit and watch the sun go down together.

    Cockington Court

    Have some retail therapy at the craft studios where artisans work in tiny studio shops, hear the blacksmith clicking in his forge, watch the glass blower blow bubbles and all whist taking in the delicious sent of the chocolatier. Visit the website for full details

    For this, and other Devon travel tips please read out other blogs or if you can think of anything romantic else to do please tweet us at @richardsonbreak


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