Kenn and Kennford
Devon is, by far, one of the most beautiful counties in the United Kingdom, nestled in the south west of England, with Cornwall the only county standing in the way of the Atlantic Ocean, Devon is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the country.
Our website is dedicated to Devon, particularly the villages of Kennford and Kenn.
While Devon is one of the largest counties in England, it is one of the least dense in terms of population. This means that there is a lot of space completely civilisation-free. This is perhaps one of the main reasons as to why Devon is able to attract so many tourists. People want to explore the beautiful scenery that I boasts without huge buildings getting in the way. In fact, you could hike for miles in Devon, barely seeing any built-up area. There are very few places within England that you can do that!
Because of the location of Devon, it has a huge variety of scenery to explore. In the south of the county, you have seaside resorts. This means sandy beaches, fishing locations, and stunning cliffs. As you head north into the county, this scenery is going to change to hilly terrain that is the perfect place for hiking.
While the name of Devon stems from the Roman Occupation of England, the area has been populated for a lot longer than that. In fact, there is evidence that humans lived in Devon as much as 40,000 years ago. This means that it was one of the earliest populated locations in England.
A lot of the industries that Devon thrived in centuries ago e.g. fishing and mining have started to die out. However, Devon has continued to thrive on the national stage. The bulk of the economy comes from a combination of agriculture and tourism. The tourism is so strong here that we reckon that if you asked anybody in England if they have been to Devon on holiday, their answer will probably be a resounding yes.
In recent years, Devon has started to do a lot to try and attract the financial services industry to the area, and it seems to be doing an incredible job of that. It will be interesting to see how the county will grow in light of Brexit, particularly since many of the financial services have already given an indication that they will move out of London. There is a strong chance that many of these companies could find themselves in Dartmouth, Devon.
A lot of people will know Devon for the Jurassic Coast. This is probably one of the best places in all of England to find dinosaur bones. You can barely walk along the beach without stumbling across an ammonite or two. In fact, dinosaur bones are so prevalent here that a lot of people will head on holiday to the area simply to go hunting for them.
Of course, there are other things along the seaside in Devon to discover too. This includes trips to the various seaside resorts which, despite having a bit of a fall in the 20th Century, have started to receive a little bit more investment. There are also many hiking trails around the area so enthusiastic explorers can travel around one of the most beautiful of counties.
There are transport connections to Devon from all over the country. While it should be fairly easy to drive into the county, many people will take a scenic train trip into one of the major towns within he county. Many of these trips will pass through London. It is probably one of the best ways to see everything that the county has to offer without needing to explore on foot, which can be a bit tiring considering how large the whole of the county is going to be!
Kennford is located just 4-miles from Exeter, which means that it is one of the most-visited villages in the county. When it comes to ‘things to do’, the area around Exeter is the place to be, and because Kennford is such a traditional English village, it attracts a lot of tourists.
Kennford is not a large village. This is how it is has retained that more traditional feel. The bulk of the village is for residents, with a superb pub (The Seven Stars) and several local shops in the area. Many of the people that live in Kennford will head into Exeter if they want to do their main shopping.
Perhaps the main tourists that do frequent Kennford would be those that stay at the nearby caravan and camping site. These people will do a substantial amount of shopping within Kennford, or at least spend a little bit of their time in the beautiful pub.
Kenn is the name given to both a village and a parish. In fact, Kennford sits within the Parish of Kenn.
Kenn only has a population of 950, which means that it is going to be a bit smaller than Kennford. The main use for Kenn nowadays is as a residential district. However, tourists do visit the area on occasion so that they can head to St. Andrew’s Church, which is the parish church for the Kenn area.
Kenn is just a couple of miles further from Exeter than Kennford is which, once again, means that the population of the village will be heading into Exeter in order to do the bulk of their shopping. This helps Kenn to retain the somewhat traditional feel.
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If you want to discover more about Devon, or perhaps the villages of Kenn or Kennford, then feel free to browse our website. As time goes on, we are going to jam it to the brim with information about these two places. Whether you are a resident of Kenn or Kennford, or a tourist heading into Devon, we reckon that you are going to be finding the bulk of the information loaded onto this website incredibly useful!