Devon at War tour

(single day or part of multi day tour)

Not to be celebrated but never to be forgotten. Devon became known as “the most active military county in the war”. Step back in time and uncover its unrivalled links with WWII, abandoned bunkers, tragic tales and heroic stories will always be an integral part of Devons’ history. Learn about one mans selfless 20 year mission to ensure the lives of 100’s of American soldiers who died on Devon beaches will always be remembered and stand on the very spot where over 20,000 American GI’s embarked on the 5th June to invade Europe. Be taken aback as we visit two of the best preserved gun battery’s of World War II and be humbled by the stories of personal sacrifice of the people of South Devon, the unsung heroes.  Often seen as a tour of reflection, but also one of inspiration.




  • As with all our tours we can tailor it to your own aspirations, the above is a guide that can be amended and developed according to aspirations and circumstances.

What’s included:

  • Pick up from your accommodation at 08:30hrs
  • Official start of tour is Ashburton
  • Drop off at your accommodation at approx. 16:45hrs
  • Your guide and transport
  • Chilled water and ponchos
  • Parking fees
  • Photos of the day (e mailed to you at end of day)
  • A fun day, sense of adventure, lasting memories

Payment options: Secure the tour by paying in full OR paying a £95.00 non refundable deposit

Payment in Full: use booking facility on this page OR pay securely over the phone. If you cancel no later than 4 weeks before tour date, then full refund less processing charges (circa £25) will be made.

Deposit payment (£95 for each day/tour booked): use booking facility (ignore any references to “guests” during the process) OR pay securely over the phone


If you use the voucher option, please confirm your preferred tour, date and group size by separate email to [email protected] 


Look forward to hearing from you, Nigel

Party size maximum x 6 persons (private tours only)
Party size 1-2 people
Additional persons (price per person)
Deposit (non refundable, please see below)

NB: Travel premium for all pick ups / drop offs outside 50 mile radius of Brixham, if applicable, this is calculated on confirmation of pick up point.

Book by paying in full OR paying a deposit, NOT both.

What’s not included:

  • Lunch
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Attraction entry fees
  • £15 per person donation to National Trust for entrance to Brownstone Gun Battery


Top tip: Consider visiting the Brixham Battery Museum. Please wear walking shoes or boots and suitable clothing. Bring your phone and or camera to ensure you capture the day.

Hassle free tour

“A great way to spend a day, exploring with a local and being driven in Nigel’s Land Rover Discovery- luxury travel indeed. Collected from and returned to our hotel.
Nigel is very informative and extremely knowledgeable concerning his main passions -which include Devons part in WW2 , the local lighthouses and the environmental impact we are having on the coastline. . We saw places that we simply would not have found on our own, learned a great deal on the way, had a great walk along part of the coastal path, a stop for lunch in a well chosen (by Nigel ) pub/restaurant, and good fun along the way. Highly recommended.”

Alan C