Dartmouth is one of the most picturesque towns in Devon.
To see it at its best, descend the steep Elizabethan streets from the natural harbour, and take a short ferry ride to the other side of the water for some brilliant photos.
The quayside is good for a spot of crabbing, or alternatively you'll find the catch of the day being served at the town's seafood restaurants.
Exploring the nooks and crannies of the medieval fortress of Dartmouth Castle, which is at the end of the harbour, is also a good way to spend a few hours. You can see right across the sea and into Dartmouth itself from the battlements.
If you're an Agatha Christie fan, you can visit her family holiday home, Greenway from here.
Getting there is a treat as you can either take the ferry, vintage bus or steam train and soak up the scenery along the River Dart.
The capital of Devon was settled by the Romans, and Exeter's old city walls remain to this day.
Dominating the cityscape is the imposing Exeter Cathedral, with parts of it stretching back 1,000 years.
It's one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in the world and there are sweeping views from the top of its North Tower.
The city also has the semi-ruined Exeter Castle (sometimes called Rougemont Castle), where you can get a good look at the remaining battlements and towers from the Castle Yard.
There's more history to be found under the city streets, where you can walk through the medieval subterranean passages once used to bring the water supply into the city.
For those who like a flutter, Exeter Racecourse has a full spring and summer programme. Or if you prefer to mess about on the water you can hire canoes, kayaks and boats from Exeter quayside.
Dartmoor's wild landscape is covered in natural granite tors, stone circles and crosses.
Grimspound is probably the most famous of the pre-historic stone sights on this vast moorland, which was immortalised in Sherlock Holmes' famous case The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The area's dark history is also on show at Dartmoor Prison Museum, where you'll see notorious artefacts and get an insight into what life was like in one of the UK's bleakest prisons.
Herds of hardy Dartmoor ponies also roam the landscape, they've thrived here for more than 3,000 years. As well as spotting the local wildlife, other activities include top class canoeing and kayaking courses along the River Dart.
There are also plenty of opportunities for horse riding, fishing and cycling. Try the Teign Valley walk which takes in Castle Drogo, a gorge and the River Teign.