Ilfracombe, North Devon 2017-10-30T18:15:10+00:00

Ilfracombe and North Devon

Ilfracombe is situated on the North Devon Coast and is the ideal place for a holiday or short break. We’re a 20 minute drive away from Barnstaple and a half an hour drive away from being in the heart of Exmoor.

There is so much to see and do in Ilfracombe and any visit wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the harbour to see Damien Hirst’s Verity. Standing 20 metres high on the edge of the main harbour, the bronze statue is the tallest in the UK. The harbour and quay area is quaint and picturesque, with small boats lined up in the inner harbour. Ilfracombe is still a fishing port and working harbour and it is worth sampling the fresh fish that is caught daily.

There are lots of interesting shops on the Quay Road and in and around the harbour. Damien Hirst’s gallery and restaurant are good places to visit. There is also a number of galleries and boutique shops selling designer clothes. Away from the Harbour the High Street is worth a visit with plenty of independent shops selling local produce.

The seafront which is a 5 minute stroll away from the harbour is a great place for walk. Capstone Hill has stunning views across the Bristol Channel and looking back in Ilfracombe. There you’ll find Wildersmouth Beach and the Landmark Theatre.

Ilfracombe is lucky enough to be on the route of the South West Coastal Path. There are plenty of walks but we recommend going on the Torrs part of the route.

If you have a dog then Ilfracombe is certainly the place to bring it. There are plenty of coastal walks, and walks along the Tarka Trail and many of the beaches are also dog friendly. The Treehouse Hotel is dog friendly so you can bring your dog when you stay.

Around Ilfracombe