Things to do in south Devon
Langdon Court lies within walking distance of the beautiful south Devon coastline where the South West Coast Path offers spectacular views of Wembury Bay and the iconic Mewstone rock.
To venture slightly farther afield discover Plymouth’s many attractions or explore Devon’s varied and beautiful landscapes.
Some of Devon and Cornwall’s finest attractions, on the doorstep
Where: Wembury Beach
How far: Less than a mile from Langdon Court
Why visit: Wembury Beach is surrounded by low cliffs and overlooks the magnificent scenery of the Yealm Estuary and Mewstone. Owned by the National Trust, the beach is a Marine Conservation Area and is popular with surfers and divers as well as families.
Highlights: Breathtaking views from the coast path and popular rock pools, ideal for the kids.
Where: Saltram House,Plympton
How far: 5.8 miles from Langdon Court
Why visit: Saltram House is a magnificent Georgian mansion located on the fringes of Plymouth. Built incorporating parts of a Tudor house that was already on the site, Saltram was home to the parker family for nearly 300 years and includes fine Robert Adam interiors. Saltram House was also used as one of several local settings for the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility.
Highlights: The house is set in beautiful gardens and is surrounded by landscaped parkland where you can enjoy walks through the park, woodlands and beside the river.
Where: National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth
How far: 5 miles from Langdon Court
Why visit: The National Marine is the largest aquarium in the United Kingdom and boasts one of Britain’s deepest tanks and over 400 different species of animal, including sharks and turtles. As well as a major attraction, it is also a centre of education, conservation and research.
Highlights:The daily interactive dive show at 2pm
LOCAL TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Langdon Court is surrounded by charming towns and villages, each offering their own activities and places of interest.
Where: Plymouth City Centre
How far: 6.5 miles from Langdon Court
Why visit: A vibrant coastal city that has witnessed many events that have shaped British history and now continues to reinvent itself as a modern metropolis with shopping, eating and sightseeing galore.
- Plymouth Theatre Royal, the largest producing theatre in the South West
- The Barbican, from where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America on the Mayflower
- Royal William Yard, former victual buildings now alive with cafes, bars, galleries and restaurants including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen and Deli.
Where: Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo
How far: 8 miles from Langdon Court
Why visit:Famous for their yachting community, these two villages sit facing each other across the idyllic Yealm estuary. At low tide it is possible to walk from one village to another across tidal causeways. The village has three inns, all with waterside views.
Highlights:The coastline to the east of the estuary is spectacular and leads to Mothecombe, a sheltered and unspoiled beach popular with visitors and residents.
Where: Dartmoor National Park
How far: 12 miles from Langdon Court
Why visit: A dramatic landscape which can change from hour to hour as clear vistas become mysterious windswept heath. From fern filled valleys to dominant granite tors, Dartmoor offers many places to walk and take in the views.
Highlights: Burrator Reservoir forms a picturesque landmark at the southern edge of the moor. Built during the 19th century of Dartmoor granite, it still supply’s drinking water to the City of Plymouth and was used as a filming location for Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse film.