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
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Golden Coast Holiday Park is an all action Park with lots going on all day and is the home to our exhilarating surfing simulator and all-weather Sports Complex. Golden Coast was recently voted 'Britain’s Best Holiday Park' and is perfect for families, especially those with teenagers. The family owned Park has a warm and friendly atmosphere, fantastic entertainment day and night, excellent facilities and all-weather activities (many of them FREE) for all ages. There is a superb selection of Caravan Holiday Homes, apartments, Pet friendly accommodation, Villas and Lodges plus all-weather camping and touring pitches. The Park is perfectly located next to one of 'Britain’s best beaches', voted by TripAdvisor in 2017.
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Within the stunning grounds of Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel are several delightful self-catering cottages, which were converted from Barns and the Old Mill.
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Hele Corn Mill (or 'Old Corn Mill') dates from 1525 and is a unique working watermill in North Devon.
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Family run park set in beautiful countryside close to the sea and village of Mortehoe.
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With a range of Surf Lodges, Cabins & Pods to suit all budgets, Europa ParkWoolacombe is ideal for those weekend party breaks with all your mates!
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Stowford Farm Meadows is a family friendly Caravan & Camping Site located in North Devon. Stowford has excellent facilities including an indoor swimming pool bars restaurant horse riding crazy golf and more!
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Open all year round offering quality accommodation and friendly service in the heart of Ilfracombe. The Carlton is independently owned and managed, ideally located for your leisure or business in North Devon, and offers great value packages to all travellers. Benefitting from recent investment in public areas and bedrooms.
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Twitchen House Holiday Park is hidden away in the trees with a historic Edwardian manor house and footpath to the sea, connecting to the South West Coast Path. Those looking for a leisurely experience and quality family time will love Twitchen House. There’s lots of all-weather activities (many of them FREE), an entertainment centre, cinema, all-day cafe bar, pool side terrace plus wildlife and bush craft survival skills and so much more! The Park received the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2017 and is also located next to one of ‘Britain’s best beaches’! There is a great selection of Holiday Homes including the Gold Woodland caravans for those who want to connect with the natural surroundings, some of them are pet friendly. Plus there’s all-weather camping and touring pitches with exceptional sea and coastal views and immaculate on-site facilities.
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The beautiful Ruda Holiday Park is set by one of Devon’s most stunning beaches, Croyde Bay. Enjoy fun filled days on the beach and world class surfing on North Devon’s Gold Coast. Ruda is a firm favourite with families who return year after year to the parks superb location on Croyde Bay’s beach.
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Characterful country cottages, steeped in history, overlooking the North Devon Coast near to Woolacombe and Ilfracombe.
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Award winning campsite & touring caravan park in Devon
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Brightlycott Barton is a 4 acre south facing caravan and camping site near Barnstaple in North Devon with excellent panoramic views.
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Family run working farm; scrumptious farm produced breakfasts; high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
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At The Old Bakery, Georgeham, we offer both a warm and friendly B&B and a self-catering cottage called The Garden Room which sleeps two. The B&B has three twin/double bedrooms, a guest lounge, dining room and kitchen which guests can use. Georgeham is less than 1.5 miles from both Croyde and Putsborough.
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The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe is North Devon's newest arts and entertainment complex.
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The Woolacombe Bay Cinema... Watch the latest film releases in comfortable air conditioned seating.
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Borough Farm hosts amazing Sheepdog and Falconry Shows on Wednesday evening at 6pm, hilarious Farmyard Shows on Tuesday mornings at 11am, and on Thursday evenings we host Shepherding Experience walks, to see the amazing Borough Farm sheepdogs at work on the beautiful cliff tops of Mortehoe.
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Braunton Burrows is one of the largest sand dune systems in Britain. At the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve it is an internationally recognised site of scientific interest.
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Paint your own pottery studio. Fun for all ages... Create the perfect holiday souvenir!
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Barricane beach (also known as Combesgate beach) not only offers a picturesque landscape tucked in between the rocks but is famous for cowries and other exotic sea shells.
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Sports Complex with Surfing Simulator and more! Spend the day or a few hours at the adrenaline-pumping Sports Complex
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Cycle up to 21 miles of level, scenic, traffic-free cycle track with extensive range of over 130 cycles.
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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.
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A small secluded bay with good rock pools is a good way to describe Mortehoe.
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The team at Nick Thorn Surf School have helped hundreds of people get into the water and experience the thrill of surfing their first wave.
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This wonderfully secluded beach regarded by some as 'the jewel in the crown of Lee' is located 2 miles West of Ilfracombe a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
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Multiple Brit Award winning, indie-rock band, KAISER CHIEFS have been announced as the headliners for Oceanfest17 - as Croyde’s award-winning Surf and Music Festival celebrates its nineteenth consecutive year! Devon’s favourite family festival welcomes to the Friday format a DJ set by SIGMA. Fathers Day, Sunday 18th June, is fast becoming the 'guilty pleasures day' at Oceanfest and hanging with ‘Pops' this midsummer Sunday will be GENTLEMENS DUB CLUB supporting the sing-a-long sounds of Sunday headliners SCOUTING FOR GIRLS.
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Calvert Trust Exmoor enables people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure in the countryside.
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White Moose, a Contemporary Fine Art Gallery based in the old ceramic quarter of Barnstaple, presents work by both new and established artists through a varied programme of innovative exhibitions, workshops & events.
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Award Winning Tearooms located next to working 16th century watermill, serving Traditional Devon Cream Teas and cakes with flour from the mill. Free entry to mill. Tea garden. Child and dog friendly. CASH ONLY - sorry, no card facilities
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Catering for families to surfers - probably the best traditional breakfast, lunch, cream tea and early suppers around. Hot Meals and snacks all day, every day throughout the summer.
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This 17th Century Inn boasts five cask marque real ales, an extensive wine list and fantastic fresh food cooked with passion and flair served in either of our cosy fireside bars or bright and airy conservatory.
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Situated in the pretty North Devon coastal village of Combe Martin and over 400 years old, Ye Olde George and Dragon has a family friendly atmosphere.
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Its official! The Pelican is the uk’s Number one fish and chip restaurant 2018! The prestigious Quality award puts us in the top 2% of the 10500 U.K. Fish and Chip shops! And we are the only MSC certified restaurant in North Devon Championing sustainability and with a Taste of the West gold award for serving up tasty fresh local produce! North Devon Journal Best family Eatery and Best Restaurant finalists! Delicious and nutritious multi-award winning fish and chips served with style and flair in the heart of North Devon!
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Originally named the ‘Wimpy Bar’ in 1954, Wimpy UK began at the Lyon’s Corner House in Coventry Street, London.
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You can dine in our restaurant, at the bar or on the patio whilst enjoying the magnificent views across Woolacombe Bay. The bar is well stocked with beers, wines and spirits from around the world, and local 'Cask Marque' approved real ales.
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Paul and Charlotte would like to welcome you to The Fremington Quay Cafe.
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A family run, 17th Century Inn serving home cooked, traditional dishes and local ales in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Famous throughout the West Country for our Award - Winning ' Fish and Chips'. Rick Stein Recommended.
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Tyme Restaurant is set within the beautiful 17th Century Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel which lies in 44 acres of landscaped gardens and beautiful North Devon countryside.
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A pioneering restaurant on the North Devon Coast. Best Restaurant in North Devon 2011, Best Restaurant in Devon 2012 and again in 2013, Gold Medal in Taste of the West Awards, Best Fine Dining Restaurant Devon Life Awards 2014. The restaurant is also listed in the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland. Seasonal, local produce, delivered through a creative tasting style menu, reflecting our immediate environment. Guests dine at the Chefs Counter directly in front of the open kitchen.
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The perfect setting for a relaxed tapas meal with someone special or for friends out to enjoy the buzz of our fashionable bar. Set in the heart of Barnstaple Chris & Wanda have brought the warmth and passion of the Mediterranean to Devon.
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SQ Bar and Restaurant is located in the heart of Braunton, North Devon. Set in a former Gas Showroom and most recently a bank, the building has been transformed into a contemporary and stylish bar, restaurant and roof terrace.
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