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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Why You Should Visit Ilfracombe, North Devon

If you’re happy to go a little further afield, the coastal town of Ilfracombe, is worth a visit and it’s only nine miles from Ash Barton. You may wonder, what’s there to do in Ilfracombe? The answer? Plenty. Steeped in charm with pastel coloured cottages, the harbour gives you one of the most picturesque views in Devon. Which sounds like a pretty good reason to visit Ilfracombe.

You should also visit Ilfracombe for its variety of cafes, restaurants and tea gardens. A particular favourite is Thomas Carr at the Olive Room, which serves fresh fish caught in the harbour. Or Nelly May’s parlour, a traditional tea room serving cream teas. Next, take a stroll over to artist Damien 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 but well worth a look.

Why you should visit 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 & Ilfracombe boat trips
  • Tunnels Beaches
  • Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room

Such a beautiful and interesting place to stay. The games room is a great idea.

James Bertenshaw and Felicity Brandts-Giesen

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