• Visit Devon and Cornwall this bank holiday
  • The British drama Poldark was filmed in Cornwall
  • Devon is great for surfing and kayaking

The counties of Devon and Cornwall lie in western England and encompass everything from cosy villages, authentic charm to first-class beaches and rolling hills.

What's on in Cornwall?

If you're one of the many enthusiasts of popular British drama Poldark you’ll no doubt already be aware that it’s filmed and set in Cornwall. But as well as well as heading to the locations of your favourite scenes, the coastal county has lots of other tourist attractions on offer.

A trip to Tintagel Castle is a magical family day out. Set on the north Cornwall coast, the castle boasts stunning coastline views, and legend has it that it’s the birthplace of King Arthur.

For the adventure seekers, a visit to Holywell Bay Fun Park in Newquay is worth the trip. Exciting activities include water zorbing, go-karting and boat rides.

Cornwall's Dairyland Farm World is sure to be a hit with your little ones, including an indoor playpen, a milking parlour, woodland lakes and a Lamborghini hayride!

After an action-packed day, you'll most likely want to wind down and relax - in which case, you could head to the Fowey Hall Hotel Spa. As well as indulging in a selection of beauty treatments, you can soak up the sun in the outdoor hot-tub, looking out over serene sea views.

What's on in Devon?

Over the border, Devon is another seaside county offering great attractions.

Powderham Castle, gardens and deer park caters to both adults and youngsters. The castle guided tour will take you through the secret doors and what is said to be a haunted landing area. There's even a pets corner and play area for your little ones to enjoy.

Devon also boasts great national parks - Dartmoor and Exmoor. Both parks feature stunning scenic views and are great for heading out on a long walk. Why not visit Hound Tor and follow in the steps of the great Sherlock Holmes on the trail of the Hound of the Baskervilles?

For the sports enthusiasts, Torquay, Dartmouth and Plymouth are hot spots for surfing, sailing and kayaking.