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The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural World Heritage Site - it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.

World Heritage status was achieved because of the site's unique insight into the Earth Sciences as it clearly depicts a geological ‘walk through time’ spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Stuart line Cruises

Stuart Line Cruises run a wide range of Boat Trips in Devon from relaxing River Exe Cruises to Jurassic Coast Cruises and Day Trips to Torquay, Brixham and Sidmouth

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, East Budleigh, Devon, EX9 7BG

Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent gardens are set in East Devon's picturesque Otter Valley, between the ancient city of Exeter and southwest England's Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The superbly landscaped park combines 18th century tranquility with modern amenities to provide all year round enjoyment for everyone of all ages including historic glasshouses, a countryside museum and the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride.

Beer Quarry Caves, Beer Quarries, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT

Conducted tours by trained guides give the visitor an hour-long tour of this vast
man-made complex of underground caverns created by centuries of quarrying the
famous Beer Stone. The underground quarry first worked by the Romans, supplied
stone for 24 cathedrals including Exeter and St. Pauls, parts of Westminster
Abbey, the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle.

Escot Historic Gardens, Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, Devon

The roots of this East Devon estate lie in Norman times and it has been the home of the Kennaway family for over two hundred years. The Escot of today is a place of great natural beauty for our visitors to enjoy. It retains its role as a family home and is increasingly a flourishing centre of rural enterprise.

Exeter Cathedral

Located in the centre of Exeter, pilgrims and visitors have been making their way to Exeter Cathedral since medieval times. Built in the decorated gothic style, it has the longest uninterrupted medieval gothic vaulting in the world.

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