Alongside Alex, Mark Lakeman has come on board as a fellow tour guide (and local expert too!) for Unique Devon Tours.
Alex and Mark have lived in Devon all their lives, and they are very passionate about sharing what it has to offer. They utilise their comprehensive local knowledge to facilitate a unique set of experiences for guests visiting the area.
Whether your interests lie in the landscapes and legends of Dartmoor, the Cathedral and Roman history of Exeter, famous characters such as Dame Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sir Francis Drake, beautiful beaches, cream teas, glorious gardens and evocative castles or steam trains and river boats, Devon can truly offer something for everyone. The breadth of activities to try in Devon is second to no other county in the United Kingdom.
With Unique Devon Tours, you can experience a tailor made holiday crafted carefully around your interests, and around the best that Devon has to offer, creating an exclusive, bespoke itinerary for your group (maximum 6), for a length of time to suit you - a set of memorable experiences, delivering the highest level of service, superb handpicked accommodation, the finest of English, locally sourced food, all with Alex or Mark as your driver and guide.
The Elizabethan House is a historic property laid out in the style of a merchant or sea captain’s home from the 1600s. The house is currently closed due to essential conservation work.
The Mayflower Museum explores the story of the voyage of the Pilgrims and their journey aboard the Mayflower.
Park / Open Space
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is listed as Grade I on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
The Mayflower is thought to have made a final unexpected stop at Newlyn, Cornwall to take a supply of fresh water on board.
The Royal William Victualling Yard was the major victualling depot of the Royal Navy and an important adjunct of Devonport Dockyard.
Refined Georgian house with a notable interior, period furnishings, porcelain and smart grounds.
Guided Walking Tour
Delivering luxurious, customisable trips For private groups.
Smeaton's Tower is a memorial to celebrated civil engineer John Smeaton, designer of the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse.
The oldest working gin distillery in England. The Pilgrims are thought to have dined here on the eve of the Mayflower departure.
The Box, a state of the art museum, will open in 2020 as the flagship building for the Mayflower 400 commemorations.
Monument / Memorial
A monument to commemorate and mark the departure of the Mayflower ship from Plymouth in 1620.
The National Marine Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the United Kingdom.
1620 will be a landmark redevelopment on the iconic facade of Plymouth Hoe.
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa
The 5-star Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa is situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and just five minutes from Plymouth.
The Copthorne Hotel Plymouth offers spectacular views towards the historic Barbican and Hoe areas.
Crowne Plaza Plymouth
Overlooking Plymouth Hoe's greenery and the coastline, the Crowne Plaza Plymouth is less than 10 minutes' walk from Plymouth city centre. Panoramic views across the Plymouth Sound bay feature in the 11th-floor dining room.
Jurys Inn Plymouth
In the heart of the city centre adjacent to Plymouth's historic tourist quarter and shopping centre.
New Continental Hotel
The New Continental Hotel’s central location makes it easy to explore Plymouth's maritime delights.
Premier Inn Sutton Harbour
Dream of life on the open waves with Premier Inn Hotel Plymouth City Centre (Sutton Harbour). Just minutes from Plymouth's bustling shops and buzzing nightlife you're in a great location.
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Set in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City, the Duke of Cornwall is a stunning period hotel brimming with character and style.
The Grosvenor Plymouth
Bed & Breakfast
Originally built in 1879 this beautiful Victorian property has been welcoming guests since 1990.
Travelodge Plymouth is in the heart of the city, a short walk from the breathtaking views of Plymouth Sound from Hoe Park.
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