North Devon Tourism

North Devon is a district in Devon, England and Barnstaple is its administrative center.

North Devon is blessed with incredible landscapes, wild countryside, magnificent cliffs, scenic valleys, covert bays, beautiful beaches and the mighty Taw and Torridge Rivers.

Attractions

North Devon Maritime Museum is a must for maritime buffs

Barnstaple Heritage Center weaves tales of history

Fremington Quay Visitor Centre houses exotic birds

The Gnome Reserve abounds in pixies and gnomes models

The Big Sheep is a fun attraction

The Milky Way Adventure Park offers the best in entertainment

Exmoor Zoological Park houses animals in a natural setting

Hartland Abbey has attractive gardens and artifacts

Tapeley Park has exotic flora and wildlife

Broomhill Sculpture Gardens has awesome creations

Activities

North Devon offers a whole host of activities.

Feel the ecstasy of surfing at the superb Blue Flag Beaches, pump up your adrenalin with white water adventure, zip through all kinds of terrain with quad biking or target the enemy with paintball or bulletzone.

Outgun your friends in clay pigeon shooting, Go Mountain boarding, canoeing, indoor and outdoor climbing, and sky diving and game shooting

Spend a leisurely day golfing, bird watching, strolling through woods or fly-fishing for salmon and trout.

Mountain bike over the Tarka Trail through stunning landscapes put your racing skills to the test by Go Karting and take a horse trek through lovely valleys and bleak moors.

Events
  • Lambing in North Devon - March
  • Hartland Easter Craft Fair - April
  • North Devon & Exmoor Walking and Cycling Festival - May
  • Ilfracombe Beer Festival -May
  • Lundy Yacht Race - June
  • North Devon Festival - June
  • Lynton & Lynmouth Music Festival - June
  • Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration - June
  • Billabong Girls Weekend - July
  • Barnstaple Fair - September
  • Holsworthy Winter Carnival - November
Shopping

North Devon has something for everyone, from retail to high fashion. Wander through the local stores for a variety of knick-knacks, pottery, paintings, local crafts and wood carvings.

Food

North Devon provides the best in dining experiences from typical English breakfast to gourmet spread.

Treat yourself to some exotic seafood, wines and liqueurs, cheese and clotted cream at the numerous bistros, pubs, tearooms and restaurants.

Accommodation

There are plenty of places to stay in North Devon from top-class hotels and elegant country homes to modest inns, from self-service villas, flats and mobile homes to inexpensive hostels and lodges, from family managed bed & breakfast to camping sites and fishermen's hamlets.

Getting in

North Devon has good transport facilities and is connected by three roads (A361, M5 and A39). You can fly in, take a train, rent a car, or travel by bus, coach or ferry service.

Experience the wild, natural beauty of Devon to make it a memorable holiday.