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Living in Devon

Devon is a fantastic place to live, with one of the mildest climates in the UK, plenty of sunshine and a good mix of coast, countryside and city living.

Whatever your interests, there is something for everyone.

One of the best things about working in Devon is the opportunity to make a real difference within one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Devon is one of the largest counties in the UK, and the only one to have two coastlines. 

Located in the south west corner of the UK, Devon has good transport links to the rest of the country.

Coastal living

Devon’s two coastlines are made up of the south and north coasts.

The south coast boasts the ‘English Riviera’ of Torbay, the much sought-after South Hams area and the fascinating Jurassic coast, with plenty of opportunities to participate in a variety of water sports.

The north coast is beloved by beach lovers and surfers. Both coasts are encompassed by the South West Coastal Path, and are much-loved by walkers of all levels.

Countryside living

Devon is fortunate to have two of the country’s 15 National Parks.

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

Devon has a great variety of countryside including rivers, hills and forests, which makes it a great spot for walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and all kinds of outdoor activities.

City living

If you’re looking for city life, Plymouth and Exeter are both thriving waterside cities with a good range of independent bars, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, markets and shops. In your spare time you could try paddle-boarding, canoeing and kayaking – or head out of town to some of the UK best surfing beaches or take a trip to our closet National Park, Dartmoor where you can go mountain biking, walking, climbing or riding – and more.

A popular holiday destination with beautiful beaches, rolling hills and tranquil forests and rivers, Devon is a very special place with great schools and universities as well as unrivalled leisure opportunities. 

We love it and are sure you will too.


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