Things To Do In North Devon
There are three excellent sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. Lee Bay and Combe Martin provide rocky coves which are perfect for rockpooling and they are both sandy at low tide.
Marwood Hill Gardens are about a 15 minute drive away and are delightful. They were created by Dr James Smart who developed them from about 1960 onwards to the joy they are now. You can purchase plants while visiting the gardens.
RHS Rosemoor is at Great Torrington and these gardens have matured into a wonderful display of different gardens within the whole complex. They include the original gardens created by Lady Anne Palmer and cover some 65 acres. There is a restaurant and plant sales so you can make a great day out here.
For children there is The Milky Way near Clovelly has plenty to keep children happy for the whole day.
The Big Sheep is close to Bideford and will keep you and your children amused for hours, with sheep races, racing ducks and a massive play area for children.
Nearby Borough Farm sheepdog and falconry displays well known for Mist as seen on T.V.
Every year throughout June the area celebrates the North Devon Festival. This festival holds a fantastic range of events and is rated one of the top five festivals in the UK.
Clovelly is an old fishing village clinging to the steep cliff, with cobbled streets, a picturesque harbour, souvenir shops and pubs. A step back in time.
Ilfracombe Aquarium is down on Ilfracombe Harbour and shows the life of a stream starting high on Exmoor along its journey to the sea and beyond.
Ilfracombe Beer Festival takes place each April or early May with a wide choice of local ales to sample.
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is a narrow gauge railway with steam engines running along a picturesque line in Exmoor.
Ilfracombe Victorian Week takes place each June and Ilfracombe returns to its Victorian roots. Come and join in the fun.
Devon has some excellent restaurants and pub in the surrounding villages are home to a wide choice of good food.