Places to go

North Devon is a place you will want to return to time and time again.  The diversity of the North Devon region allows you to be watching morning waves powering into the weathered coves and open beaches, followed by breathtaking walks on the moors.  Discovering the regular farmers markets to select fresh local produce for your dinner to complete one of your days.

 

The majority of the coastline and unique inland areas have been designated and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so a glorious place to visit and be enjoyed by all.

Towns

Bideford

Bideford is a small picturesque port town on the estuary of the River Rorridge.  In the 16th century Bideford was Britain's third larges port and was rumoured that Sir Walter Raleigh landed the first shipment of tobacco there.  In honour of Raleigh, several roads and a hill have been named after him in Bideford.  Although a small town it has many shops and coffee bars.  It easy to get to from Webbery Barton Barn and has easy access to Morrisons and Asda. 

 

Barnstaple

Barnstaple is the capital or NorthDevon and is a town where history mingles comfortably with modern shopping facilities and excellent dining and cultural experiences.   The historic Barnstaple Pannier Market with its local produce, crafts, and antiques, offers a unique shopping experience.  Tesco, Sainsburys and M&S can be found here and its only 6 miles from Webbery Barton Barn.

 

Appledore

Appledore is a coastal village with classic narrow streets and pretty cottages, craft shops and tea rooms.  Central to the village is the quay where you can view the two rivers, the Taw and the Torridge meet the Atlantic. 

Clovelly

Go to Clovelly and find out why people from all over the world enjoy this timeless North Devon Village.  The cobbled street tumbles down 400 feet between flower strewn cottages and end in the tiny 14th century fishing harbour.  They have a craft workshop, museum, shop and cafe, and they are dog friendly.

 

Westward Ho!

Just outside Bideford is Westward Ho! Named after Charles Kingsley's book 'Westward Ho!  This lovely victorian seaside resort has two miles of golden sand protected by a unique pebble ridge and promenade.  You are able to indulge yourself in the spectacular coastal walks and discover Northam Burrows Country Park with its free wondering sheep.   It is also home to the Royal North Devon Golf Club.

Shops

Atlantic Village

Over 35 outlet stores with free parking and family leisure attraction.

www.atlanticvillage.co.uk

 

Barnstaple Pannier Market

Open six days a week

www.barnstaplepanniermarket.co.uk

 

Restaurants

Still working on our recommendation list.  Will be updated shortly.

Activities

Tarka Trail

Over 30 miles of Tarka Trail is available to cyclists and walkers between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon.  Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel 'Tarka the Otter'.

 

Tarka Trail Cycle Hire   www.tarkabikes.co.uk

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