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North Devon Tourist Attractions




Higher Town Farm is lucky to be situated in a region with so much to do. Those active souls amongst you might like to hire a bike and cycle the Tarka Trail. Others may prefer water sports, golf, walking, fishing or riding, all of which are well catered for.

Woolsery village is within easy reach of sandy beaches of Westward Ho, the fishing village of Instow  and Appledore as well as Clovelly with its steep cobbled streets that can only be accessed on foot, Hartland & Stoke with their Abby and church, the stunning cliff views and costal paths of Hartland Quay and the well known surfing centre of Bude, to mention but a few.

Useful North Devon Links


Tel: 01271 863636
Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide. In the hubbub of the modern world it is a place apart, peaceful and unspoilt.



Clovelly Visitor Centre
Near Bideford, Devon EX39 5TA

01237 431781
Fax: 01237 431644
Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is one of the most famous villages in the world. The single cobbled high street winds its way down the hillside through traditional whitewashed cottages festooned with fuchsias and geraniums.
Traffic is banned from the high street with visitors parking at the top of the hill adjacent to the Visitor Centre. The high street drops through the 16th century cottages to a small harbour and for a small fee, a Landrover service ferries visitors up and down the steep hill via a back road.


Hartland Quay Hotel

Hartland Quay Hotel,
Hartland, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 6DU
Tel: (+44) (0)1237 441 218 / 441 371
Coming down the hill on your approach to Hartland Quay Hotel you may well be in awe of quite what you have come across, but we are certain that when you have to go home again, you will be looking forward to the next time that you will see that sight. Situated at the bottom of a steep hill, this fantastic place is steeped in history.


Hartland Abbey

Tel: 01237 441264
Hartland Abby
Only one mile from Hartland Quay, Hartland Abbey lies across a narrow, sheltered valley which winds its way to the spectacular Atlantic Coast. Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to the rocky cove. Peacocks and guinea fowl roam at will, whilst donkeys and Black Welsh Mountain sheep graze the Old Deer Park.
Hartland Abbey is the lived-in family home of the Stucley family. Although it was built in the 12th century, remaining as a monastery for 400 years and passing through the female line three times, it has never been sold. Consequently, it contains collections of pictures, furniture and porcelain which have accumulated over many generations. The story of the Abbey mirrors local and national history at every turn. It has a friendly and lived-in atmosphere, so often absent in many of our nation’s historic houses, a point continually remarked upon by those who visit us
hartland abbey

Docton Mill & Gardens

Lymebridge, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6EA
Tel: 01237 441369
Docton Mill Wild Flower Gardens are situated in North Devon (UK) in a stunning valley, 1000m from the coast. The Garden started in the 1930’s but fell into disrepair in the 1970’s. 1980 saw the Mill renovated and Garden cleared with extensive planting and the creation of a new Bog Garden and borders, vast numbers of trees were planted. The start of the new Millennium saw developments including a new Magnolia Garden with large Herbaceous borders, Woodland Garden and Greenhouse area enabling more extensive plant propagation.


The Milky Way Adventure Park

Higher Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5RY
Tel: 01237 431255    
For the BIGGEST rides and the Best Shows! Acres of outdoor fun and the BIGGEST all weather adventure facilities in the South West. Ride the Clone Zone - An alien encounter awaits you on Europe's first interactive adventure ride, beam aboard, Explore an alien ship. Go wild in our HUGE indoor play area - built for adults as well as children. Watch the amusing bird of prey shows. Test your aim at archery and laser target shooting. Try the amazing "Droid Destroyers". Take a ride on a train. Watch little ones play in safety in toddler town & Fantasy Farm. Devon's longest, tallest and fastest coaster is OPEN! Come and have a ride, all included in the entrance fee, as many times as you like.

The Big Sheep

Abbotsham Barton, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5AP
Tel: 01237 472366
Situated on the North Devon coast just off the A39 Atlantic Highway two miles west of Bideford, The BIG Sheep is a leading member of Devon's Top Attractions. Hours of entertainment is guaranteed for all ages whatever the weather - huge undercover areas!


Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

Combe Martin, North Devon, EX34 0NG
Tel: 01271 882486
Set within the stunning countryside of North Devon, The Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park is a unique theme park experience. Life size animated dinosaurs roar and spit as they did millions of years ago, and genuine dinosaur eggs can be seen in the museum. Thrill to rides such as Into The Light and Earthquake, or see Shaun Ellis the world famous wolf man during the daily talks and howling shows. If you're more "hands on", why not Swim with the Sealions in their purpose built pool or attend one the daily handling sessions. Beautiful gardens and magnificent birds of prey round off the perfect day out .


Burton Art Gallery & Museum

Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
Tel  01237 471455    Fax:     01237  473813
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The Burton Art Gallery and Museum has three exhibition spaces, a museum, craft gallery, shop, workshop and lecture area and Coffee Shop. The Bideford Tourist Information Centre. successfully re-located here at the beginning of April 2008. The Museum houses artefacts and information on the town's history, its trades and personalities. All areas are wheelchair accessible. Café, gift shop, toilets, lift to first floor. Admission Free.
The Burton Art Gallery, situated in Bideford's Victoria Park, hosts a wide range of national touring and local artists' exhibitions throughout the year.


The Gnome Reserve

The Gnome Reserve, West Putford, Nr Bradworthy, N Devon, EX22 7XE
Tel  01409 241435    
Set amid truly rural countryside between Bideford and Bude just 7 miles from the Devon Cornwall border. the 4 acre Reserve comprises woodland, stream, 30 yard pond, meadow and garden - home to 1000+ gnomes and pixies, and about 250 labelled species of wild flowers, herbs, grasses and ferns. The children will love it because there is so much for them to discover from a woodpecker in a tree to a pixie flitting over clumps of comfrey. Recommended also for adults whose sophistication can have robbed them of a freshness of vision...The Gnome Reserve will rejuvenate you!
Picnic Area

Quince Honey Farm

North Road, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AZ
Tel: 01769 572401     Fax: 01769 574704
Here in our world famous Honey Farm you can stand and watch these wild and wonderful creatures from the distant past. The unique design of the indoor apiary allows close up viewing in complete safety. The glass booths expose the working colonies of honeybees without interfering with their natural lifestyle. Founded in 1949 the farm has grown over the years until today it is the largest honey farm in the country. The large exhibition halls were added in 1980 when the farm moved to it's current site. Here at the heart of the operation you can closely observe the honeybee colonies, which have taken over a modern chimney, a postbox, roof cavities, straw skeps as well as their ancient homes - hollow trees and bushes. Other hives within the Exhibition are designed to open at the press of a button. These innovative designs are acknowledged by experts to lead the world in easy viewing of the most interesting and productive insect the world has got to offer. You can view the complete story of honey production and beeswax from the hive to the finished product.
Clear honey on a honey dipper


Michael & Carol Fletcher
North Devon
EX39 5QS

Tel: 01237 432962

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