Ilfracombe

Don't miss Damien Hirst's world renowned sculpture of Verity in this seaside town full of Curious Coastal Charm
and delicious local food

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Ilfracombe’s reputation as the culinary and cultural hub of North Devon has been steadily growing for the past few years, with many visitors referring to it as the new St. Ives. The seaside town is home to renowned artist Damien Hirst’s famous 20m high sculpture, Verity, and a collection of local galleries featuring a mix of local and international artists. If you’re visiting in May, you’ll also be able to take in the town’s Art Trail, featuring open studios, live music and locally produced food. For other creative entertainment, check out the programme at Ilfracombe’s Landmark Theatre, ranging from vintage festivals to internationally acclaimed music, drama and comedies.

 

This picturesque harbour town is steeped in maritime history and remains one of the key working fishing ports in North Devon, reflected in the local menus. Try the restaurants on ‘foodie’ Fore Street and around the Harbour for high-quality menus featuring seasonal, local produce.

 

If you’re after family entertainment, discover our local underwater world at award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium and maritime history at the unique Tunnels Beaches. For a real mix, visit Watermouth Castle where you can explore the history of the Victorian castle, as well as a theme park with several fairground rides and a beautiful garden.

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Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe’s reputation as the culinary and cultural hub of North Devon has been steadily growing for the past few years, with many visitors referring to it as the new St. Ives. The seaside town is home to renowned artist Damien Hirst’s famous 20m high sculpture, Verity, and a collection of local galleries featuring a mix of local and international artists. If you’re visiting in May, you’ll also be able to take in the town’s Art Trail, featuring open studios, live music and locally produced food. For other creative entertainment, check out the programme at Ilfracombe’s Landmark Theatre, ranging from vintage festivals to internationally acclaimed music, drama and comedies.

 

This picturesque harbour town is steeped in maritime history and remains one of the key working fishing ports in North Devon, reflected in the local menus. Try the restaurants on ‘foodie’ Fore Street and around the Harbour for high-quality menus featuring seasonal, local produce.

 

If you’re after family entertainment, discover our local underwater world at award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium and maritime history at the unique Tunnels Beaches. For a real mix, visit Watermouth Castle where you can explore the history of the Victorian castle, as well as a theme park with several fairground rides and a beautiful garden.