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Browsing local attractions within 10 miles of Spreacombe Gardens
Arlington, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4LP, Tel: 01271 851123, Email, (8 miles, 13kms)
Arlington Court is an unexpected jewel: a complete family estate. The intimate Regency house contains treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, all collected by the Chichesters.
One of the West Country's premier Family Tourist Attractions where you can enjoy, a Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens.
Tapeley-or Tapelia as it is known in the Doomsday Book- has for over 1000 years held the fantastic elevated position overlooking the River Torridge. The views stretch as far as the Island of Lundy and fade into the horizon over the Atlantic
Welcome to the award-winning Museum of British Surfing - the charity preserving our surfing heritage, celebrating current achievements and helping to shape the future of surfing in Great Britain.
Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the UK. Frequent sights of seals, porpoises and dolphins. Come and enjoy one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England!
The Bakehouse Centre, Caen Street, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1AA, Tel: 01271 816688, Email, www.devonmuseums.net/Braunton-and-District-Museum/Devon-Museums/, (3 miles, 5kms)
Braunton Museum has lots of interest for all ages, with displays based around Braunton’s agricultural, maritime and social history. With documents and photographs of the history of Braunton and the surrounding area.
The perfect way to get to know North Devon, its wildlife, coastline, history and heritage. Throughout the year the Museum on the Square organises many special exhibitions of both local and wider interest.
Taw Estuary, Northam, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1XS, Tel: 01237 479708, www.torridge.gov.uk, (8 miles, 13kms)
The Northam Burrows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is about 253 hectares of grassy coastal plain with salt marsh, sand dunes and generally unimproved grasslands.
Lying at the entrance to the Taw-Torridge Estuary, Braunton Burrows is one of the most important sand dune systems in Britain and forms the core of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Braunton Marsh was reclaimed from the sea in the 19th centry with the building of massive banks & a network of delphs. An outstanding community of marshland plants, insects & related wildlife can be seen.