Devon

Smart Home Protection is available for Smart Burglar Alarm Installation for homes in the county of Devon.

Devon is the only county of England to have non-continuous stretches of coastline to both the north and south. Both coastlines include both cliffs and sandy shores; Devon’s bays contain seaside resorts, fishing towns, and ports. The county’s inland terrain is rural, generally hilly, and has a low population density in comparison to many other parts of England.  Dartmoor, the largest open space in southern England at 954 km2 (368 square miles), is covered with wide moorland and underlying granite geology.

 The comparatively mild climate, coastline and landscape give rise to Devon as a destination for recreation and leisure in England, with visitors particularly attracted to the Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks; its coasts, including the resort towns along the south coast known collectively as the English Riviera, the Jurassic Coast, and North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; and the countryside including the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.

The main settlements in Devon are the cities of Plymouth, a historic port now administratively independent, Exeter, the county town, and Torbay, the county’s tourist centre. Devon’s coast is lined with tourist resorts, many of which grew rapidly with the arrival of the railways in the 19th century such as Dawlish, Exmouth and Sidmouth on the south coast, and Ilfracombe and Lynmouth on the north.

The Torbay conurbation of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham on the south coast is now administratively independent of the county. Ruralmarket towns in the county include Barnstaple, Bideford, Honiton, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Tavistock, Totnes and Tiverton.