• Historical Interest

    Arlington Court, Barnstaple

    National Trust Regency House in 2,700 acres. Collection of horse-drawn carriages. View Devon's largest colony of Lesser Horseshoe bats via the 'Bat Cam' (May - Aug). Victorian pleasure grounds. Jacob sheep, red deer and peacocks. Carriage rides around the grounds. Tea rooms and shop.
     

    Built in the 12th century and remained a monastery for almost 400 years. Collections of pictures, furniture and porcelain accumulated over many generations. Donkeys, Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, Bantams & Peacocks. Woodland walks, walled gardens. Vast collection of plants, shrubs and trees. Walk to the sea. Partial wheelchair access. Small shop, light lunches & cream teas. Dogs welcome on leads.

     

    Stands on the site of a Saxon Church. Tower incorporated into the church around 1322. The waggon roof is one of the finest in the west country dating from the 15th century. Open: All year. Daily (except Sunday afternoons). No Dogs. No Charge.
     

    Unique Victorian water powered lift opened in 1890 - stunning views of the North Devon coastline. Licensed ˜Cliff Top Cafe."

    St Nicholas Chapel

    St Nicholas Chapel, The Pier, Ilfracombe - Built in the 14th century overlooking the harbour. The light from the small tower guides seafarers into the harbour, as it has done for centuries. Open Easter and May to October, morning, afternoon and summer evenings. Admission free but donations welcome. No dogs.

    4 tunnels hand carved through the cliffs in 1823 allowing easy access to Crewkhorne Cove. Tidal bathing pools. Blue Flag awarded for its water quality and facilities. Shop, parking, toilets, disabled access, safe swimming. No dogs on beaches 1st May - 31st October.