Award winning all weather family attraction provides a fascinating journey of discovery into the aquatic life of North Devon.
This exciting award winning all weather educational attraction provides a fascinating insight into the watery world around North Devon. The aquarium houses a diverse collection of local aquatic life in beautifully recreated natural habitats. The exhibits provide visitors with a unique zoned journey experience from the source of an Exmoor stream down river to an estuary local rock pool harbour coast to Lundy & its marine reserve. Complimentary children's quizzes are offered on entry. The aquarium also offers a funky fish retail area where good value unusual aquatic themed gifts can be purchased. A small cafe with sheltered outside seating provides quality refreshments light snacks and luxury local dairy ice cream in a relaxing environment.
Public Transport Directions
By Bus: Throughout the year; buses number 3, 30 from Barnstaple, number 31 from Woolacombe of number 35 from Lee. During the summer additional services; number 32 from Woolacombe or 300 from Minehead via Lynton.By Train: Throughout the year from Exeter
What’s nearby Ilfracombe Aquarium, Ilfracombe
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