Places to Visit
Historically, fishing plays a worthy role in the development of Ilfracombe. Artist: Damien Hurst, designed ‘Verity’. A contemporary art piece, that stands 66.4 feet tall in the local harbor.
Soak up the vibrant seaside culture, whilst overlooking the Bristol Channel and look out for Wales too!
There are some gorgeous tearooms offering the finest in Devonshire Cream Teas! If you want to walk and enjoy the view- tuck into a clotted cream ice cream on the harbour.
The North Devon Coastline is short, but very sweet (or salty), making it the perfect hotspot for adventure! Why not take a boat trip out into the sea or even go crab fishing!
The town is a short 10 minute downhill walk, (we would recommend getting a taxi back up to the park though), unless trekking is your thing!
Characterised with many beautiful 19th Century buildings the town center is homegrown with many shops independently retailing. The town is very close knit, which is reflecive in the dynamic of stores having generations of families run them.
Discover some hidden gems in the the local economy, or follow familiarity in food retailers, building societies, home-ware stores and chemists- everything you’ll ever need during your stay- making it a convenient at its best, whilst finding some antiques and souvenirs along the way.
The local town are incredibly proud of the independent retails and eateries.
As tourism is one of the main industries in the area- the local economy is built on providing excellent services for holiday makers and you will not be dissapointed on Fore Street- one of Ilfracombe’s oldest roads, and home to Michelin Star Restaurant- The Olive Room. Hosted by Top Chef and local resident Thomas Carr. Carr has built up his culinary excellence over the years and returned with two restaurants in the area.
If you follow the winding roads to the the bottom of Fore Street you will stumble across two of the towns oldest, cosiest pubs: The George & Dragon and The Prince of Wales. If its a modern twist you’re after, visit the worlds first purpose built Weatherspoons, with a beautiful roof top terrace- the summer days will never be the same again!