Things to do in North Devon & Exmoor

You can’t move in North Devon without finding something fun, cultural or adventurous to do! Whether you’re looking for fun days out in North Devon guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained or a relaxing trip to a historic house, there’s plenty of attractions in North Devon to choose from. For top Devon family attractions you can take your pick from a choice of theme parks with exhilarating rides and slides designed to thrill, or get up close and personal with the cutest animals at one of our fun packed farm attractions. North Devon boasts an enviable choice of more exotic wildlife attractions too, from a zoo and an aquarium to a Dinosaur Park. For eating out in North Devon we have everything from family friendly Devon pubs to award winning fine dining.

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Show more details of Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The Esplanade, Lynmouth, North Devon, EX35 6EQ, Tel: 01598 753908, Email, www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk

A unique, water-powered, Victorian inclined railway, opened in 1890. It links the towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, climbing from swas level to a height of 500ft.

 
 
Show more details of Quince Honey Farm

North Road, South Molton, North Devon, EX36 3AZ, Tel: 01769 572401, Email, www.quincehoneyfarm.co.uk

See the living wonder of wild Exmoor honey bees in their various natural habitats & observation hives, also the workings of Britain’s largest honey farm viewed from 300 feet of indoor gallery.

 
 
Show more details of Clovelly Village
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Clovelly, North Devon, EX39 5TA, Tel: 01237 431781, Email, www.clovelly.co.uk

Discover for yourself why people come from all around the world to marvel at this timeless, historic fishing village in North Devon.

 
 
Show more details of Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
Invest In Nature

Higher Leigh, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 0NG, Tel: 01271 882486, Email, www.wildlifedinosaurpark.co.uk

The valley that time forgot. A subtropical paradise with an abundance of birds and animals, and animatronics dinosaurs, so real they're alive!

 
 
Show more details of Dartington Crystal
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Linden Close, Torrington, North Devon, EX38 7AN, Tel: 01805 626262, Email, www.dartington.co.uk

Watch Skilled craftsmen creating the world-famous crystal. Enjoy the fascinating history of glass in the visitor centre. Browse the dazzling collection in the factory shops.

 
 
Show more details of Ilfracombe Aquarium
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Ilfracombe Aquarium, The Old Lifeboat House, The Pier, Ilfracombe Harbour, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ, Tel: 01271 864533, Email, www.ilfracombeaquarium.co.uk

Award winning, all weather family attraction provides a fascinating journey of discovery into the aquatic life of North Devon.

 
 
Show more details of Hartland Abbey & Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Explorer Pass

Hartland, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 6DT, Tel: 01237 441496/234, Email, www.hartlandabbey.com

Hartland Abbey is a fascinating house. Built across a narrow, wooded valley leading to an Atlantic cove, Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to The Keeper of his Wine Cellar, whose descendants live here today.

 
 
Show more details of RHS Garden Rosemoor
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Rosemoor, Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8PH, Tel: 01805 624067, Email, www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

Rosemoor, an enchanting 65-acre garden, offers year-round interest. Visit us for inspiration, tranquillity or simply a marvellous day out.

 
 
Show more details of The Milky Way Adventure Park

Downland Farm, Higher Clovelly, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5RY, Tel: 01237 431255, Email, www.themilkyway.co.uk

Your biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon. From rollercoasters and indoor adventure play to great live shows, there's so much to do plus ALL the rides are included in the entrance fee! Your adventure awaits...are you ready?

 
 
Show more details of Watermouth Castle

Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9SL, Tel: 01271 867474, Email, www.watermouthcastle.com

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.

 
 
Show more details of The BIG Sheep
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Abbotsham, Near Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP, Tel: 01237 472366, Email, www.thebigsheep.co.uk

The Big Sheep - an all weather attraction featuring sheep racing, indoor playzone, outdoor lazer games and the Big Sheep Brewery.

 
 
Show more details of North Devon Hawk Walks

21 Broad Close, North Molton, South Molton, North Devon, EX36 3JD, Tel: 01598 740114, Email, www.northdevonhawkwalks.co.uk

Visitors of all ages are offered the opportunity to experience at first hand the thrill of falconry in North Devon.

 
 
Show more details of Ye olde Manor Buttery
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Chambercombe Manor Trust, Chambercombe Lane, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9RJ, Tel: 01271 855500, Email, www.chambercombemanor.org.uk

Chambercombe Manor occupies a secluded valley within 16 acres of grounds. This stunning Manor House dates back to 1066 and is mentioned in the Domesday book.

 
 
Show more details of Barnstaple Pannier Market
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Town Centre, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 1JH, Email, www.barnstaplepanniermarket.co.uk

Operating 6 days a week through most of the year the market offers a huge range of exciting fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, a fantastic range of antiques and collectables for all those Bargain Hunters among you and much much more.

 
 
Show more details of Braunton & District Museum
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The Bakehouse Centre, Caen Street, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1AA, Tel: 01271 816688, Email, www.devonmuseums.net

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.

 
 
Show more details of Grove Inn
North Devon Food and Drink Award Winner

Kings Nympton, North Devon, EX37 9ST, Tel: 01769 580 406, Email, www.thegroveinn.co.uk

Since 2003 the Grove has been working in partnership with local farmers and producers to bring a real taste of Devon to their guests. The hard work of those farmers and producers is evident in the quality food they produce at the Grove

 
 
Show more details of The Waterfront Inn
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Golf Links Road, Westward Ho!, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1LH, Tel: 01237 474737, Email, www.waterfrontinn.co.uk

The Waterfront Inn is located only yards from the beach and offers all you need for your stay in North Devon. The comfortable bar where you can sit and relax over a beer or glass of wine following the rigours of the day.

 
 
Show more details of Barnstaple Hotel Restaurant
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Park Hotel, Taw Vale, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8NJ, Tel: 01271 376221, Email, www.brend-hotels.co.uk/thebarnstaple/facilities/dining.html

Our Head chef Kevin Mantle and his team of chefs have produced our menu to suit every taste. From fine dining in the Brasserie restaurant to the more traditional dishes in the Heanton bar.

 
 
Show more details of Sports Complex / Surf Simulator

Station Road, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7HW, Tel: 01271 872350, Email, www.woolacombe.co.uk

If you're looking for that extra buzz then check out the Sports Complex at Golden Coast Holiday Village in Woolacombe. Test your nerve, strength and balance or just chill out with your friends and family at the Beach Club, bar and grill.

 
 
Show more details of Dean Riding Stables
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Lower Dean Farm, Dean, Trentishoe, Parracombe, EX31 4PJ, Tel: 01598 763565, Email, www.deanridingstables.co.uk

Riding holidays and superb hacking across Exmoor, with breathtaking moorland and coastal view, on quality well schooled horses and ponies.

 
 
Show more details of Burton Art Gallery
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Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 2QQ, Tel: 01237 477676, Email, www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

Visitor attractions around Bideford include the Bideford Railway Museum, Burton Art Gallery and Museum and The Deep Exhibition.

 
 
Show more details of Dan The Fish Man (Clovelly Fish)
North Devon Food and Drink Award Winner

Starfish Cottage, Higher Clovelly, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5ST

There’s not much Dan doesn’t know about fish, from catching them to cooking them. Local fisherman, until recently a Clovelly lifeboat crew member, and unapologetically fanatical about fish and fishing.

 
 
Show more details of Encounter walking holidays

The Elms, 12 cott road, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0ET, Tel: 01208 871066, Email, encounterwalkingholidays.com

One of the few walking companies actually based in the area we operate in, we are staffed by walkers who know and love these trails, know what to see and what to avoid when walking along the South West Coast Path.

 
 
Show more details of Marwood Hill Gardens
North Devon Food and Drink Award Runner UpHudsons Heritage Explorer Pass

Marwood, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4EB, Tel: 01271 342528, Email, www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk

An 18 acre garden with 3 small lakes, unusual trees and shrubs, bog garden, national collection of astilbes, iris ensata and tulbaghias.

 
 
 
 
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