Devon

North Devon Tour

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Overview

Drive along the coast from Barnstaple to Woolacombe and on to Ilfracombe the Tour winds to the edge of Exmoor National Park at Lynmouth. Descend through Exmoor, Torrington and historic Bideford before reaching the cobbled plunging high street at Clovelly.

Barnstaple

Barnstaple on the River Taw is a traditional market town with a range of shops, boutiques and a traditional Pannier market. Wander the narrow streets to view the Queen Anne’s Walk, the medieval Long Bridge and Museum of North Devon. Hire a bike and you can head off to explore the Tarka Trail.

Woolacombe

For the adventurous sand and surf is where it’s at – check out the award winning Woolacombe Beach on the Atlantic coast. Or just stroll across the sands, take in the view, get your feet wet and delve into the rockpools.Away from the coast, the lively village is filled with restaurants, shops and plenty of ice cream!

Ilfracombe

A seaside resort with an annual Victorian week – don traditional dress and join in the fun! Ditch the car to walk to local attractions including Tunnels Beaches, Hele Cornmill and the haunted Chambercombe Manor. Take a harbour boat trip to Wales or head out to Lundy Island.

Lynmouth

Walk the Westerway Path between Lynmouth and nearby Lynton or ride the narrow gauge railway - perfect places to escape and unwind.Magnificent scenery plunges steeply and waterfalls flow across the rocky shore to the sea. Visit Rhenish Tower at Lymouth harbour and enjoy the many pubs, restaurants and gift shops.

Cobbaton

Set in beautiful countryside Cobbaton is a small village with thatched houses and home to Cobbaton Collection – a military collection with a strong focus on World War II.Grab a brew and a snack at the working NAAFI canteen truck and check out the collectables in the shop.

Torrington

Enjoy Torrington 1646, a family experience in the “Cavalier town” or maybe visit Barometer World – the largest collection of barometers on the planet! Explore Pannier Market with its shops and café or pop to nearby Dartington Crystal and RHS RoseMoor Garden.

Bideford

Wander amongst the pastel coloured buildings, explore the local markets and narrow drangs, home to antique shops. Enjoy the bustling waterfront or stray a little further to Appledore or Instow. Cross the River Torridge on the 15th century bridge to visit neighbouring East The Water.

Clovelly

The steep pedestrianised cobbled high street flanked by white cottages down to the harbour makes picturesque Clovelly one of the most interesting villages in Devon. Step back in time and watch local deliveries by sledge or see fisherman landing their catch on the quayside.

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Overview

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Barnstaple

2
12.4 miles

Woolacombe

3
5.8 miles

Ilfracombe

4
19.2 miles

Lynmouth

5
22.2 miles

Cobbaton

6
11.7 miles

Torrington

7
7.6 miles

Bideford

8
11.4 miles

Clovelly

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Diggerland Devon

Verbeer Manor, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2PE

Red House Mysteries

Red House Mysteries, King Street Business Centre, King Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BH

Canonteign Falls

Christow, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7RH

East Hillerton Lodge

East Hillerton House, Spreyton , Crediton , Devon , EX17 5AD

Church Cottage Guest House

CHURCH COTTAGE, Exeter, DEVON, EX67AA

Bickleigh Mill

Riverside Shopping, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG

Lady’s Mile Holiday Park

Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0LX

Hoseasons, Ilfracombe, Devon

Ilfracombe, Devon

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About the North Devon Tour Trail

Distance:90 miles
Cities / Towns:8
Number Of Businesses:9

Don’t leave Barnstaple without visiting the boutiques and local produce at the Pannier Market, the oldest borough in Britain and former river port on the River Taw and head towards the coast. Here you will find the coastal village resorts of Woolacombe and Ilfracombe.
Pass Lynmouth and skim the Exmoor National Park to lead you south through Torrington and into historic port town of Bideford on the Torridge River estuary.
Head on to white cottages and the steep cobbled streets of Clovelly to relax where the village meets the deep blue harbour.

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Bucket & Board

North Devon is crammed full of spectacular beach resorts like Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. So pick up a bucket and spade, or a surfboard if you are feeling brave and head for the coast. Golden sands and fantastic scenery deliver a real treat in this part of the world.

Village Life

There are clusters of picture postcard villages in Devon – so whether is an old fishing harbour like Bideford or the amazing village of Clovelly, relax and enjoy a slower pace of life. Take in a local restaurant or pub and simply unwind to watch the world go by.

Family Fun

North Devon is a great destination for families. With beach resorts, model railway collections, RHS Rosemoor and Exmoor Zoo there is plenty to keep all of the family entertained – and don’t forget the local ice cream!

Also Nearby

Diggerland Devon

Verbeer Manor, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2PE

Red House Mysteries

Red House Mysteries, King Street Business Centre, King Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BH

Canonteign Falls

Christow, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7RH

East Hillerton Lodge

East Hillerton House, Spreyton , Crediton , Devon , EX17 5AD

Church Cottage Guest House

CHURCH COTTAGE, Exeter, DEVON, EX67AA

Bickleigh Mill

Riverside Shopping, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG

Lady’s Mile Holiday Park

Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0LX

Hoseasons, Ilfracombe, Devon

Ilfracombe, Devon