Visit Nearby Ilfracombe
If you’re happy to go little further afield, the coastal town of Ilfracombe, is well worth a visit. Only nine miles from Ash Barton, Ilfracombe is steeped in charm with pastel coloured cottages, and the harbour gives you one of the most picturesque views in Devon.
There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and tea gardens along the quay to choose from. Or check out artist Damien Hirst’s award-winning restaurant, The Quay, for locally sourced food. Next, take a stroll over to Hirst’s 'Verity', a 20m bronze and stainless steel statue of a pregnant woman overlooking the harbour. Not everyone’s cup of tea we know.
Our favourite things to do in Ilfracombe
- Watermouth Castle and Theme Park
- Bicclescombe Park
- Ilfracombe Harbour
- Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
- Ifracombe Aquarium
- Ilfracombe Art & Craft Society's Gallery
- Verity Statue
- Ifracombe Princess Boat Cruises
- The Quay Restaurant
- Tunnels Beaches
- Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room