Ilfracombe and Beyond: Sightseeing, eating, drinking and walking... All recommendations tried and tested!

Becki

Ilfracombe and Beyond: Sightseeing, eating, drinking and walking... All recommendations tried and tested!

Nearby places of interest
Sights within a stones throw from our flat
On our doorstep! Take a walk around or up Capstone Hill for fab views of the sea. Also a very scenic way to get to the West side of town and the Landmark Theatre
Capstone Hill
On our doorstep! Take a walk around or up Capstone Hill for fab views of the sea. Also a very scenic way to get to the West side of town and the Landmark Theatre
The harbour is lovely with Verity the impressive statue by Damien Hirst welcoming visitors by sea.
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Ilfracombe Harbour
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The harbour is lovely with Verity the impressive statue by Damien Hirst welcoming visitors by sea.
Minutes from the flat. This lovely little chapel is def worth the walk up the hill. Also a great spot to enjoy a stunning view of the harbour.
Chapel of St Nicholas
Minutes from the flat. This lovely little chapel is def worth the walk up the hill. Also a great spot to enjoy a stunning view of the harbour.
Ilfracombe Eating and Drinking Best Fish and Chips
We have tried most of them - this one is our favourite although sadly closed in winter. The Ilfracombe fryer is also pretty good but again closed in winter. Maddie’s isn’t bad, fish and service good but chips can be a bit greasy. Lynbay can be good but is inconsistent!
Good batter - chips not greasy - rich and tasty curry sauce.
The Dolphin
7 The Quay
Good batter - chips not greasy - rich and tasty curry sauce.
Ilfracombe - Restaurants
Two mins from the flat. Great Italian - really lovely pizza and tiramisu. Can ring and order takeaway to collect. Pizzas not huge so order some sides if you are really hungry.
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Giovanni & Luca
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Two mins from the flat. Great Italian - really lovely pizza and tiramisu. Can ring and order takeaway to collect. Pizzas not huge so order some sides if you are really hungry.
Ilfracombe - Cafes
Lovely little tea room - fab cream tea - fresh warm scones (really good but not big!) and home made jam. Great breakfasts with good quality ingredients and home made sourdough. Can also order sourdough bread of various types for collection
Nelly May's Parlour
63 High St
Lovely little tea room - fab cream tea - fresh warm scones (really good but not big!) and home made jam. Great breakfasts with good quality ingredients and home made sourdough. Can also order sourdough bread of various types for collection
Ilfracombe - Pubs
Good ale. Friendly service. Standard pretty good pub grub with decent veggie option and reasonably priced.
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George & Dragon
4-5 Fore St
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Good ale. Friendly service. Standard pretty good pub grub with decent veggie option and reasonably priced.
Ilfracombe - Ice Cream
My favourite ice cream in town by far!
Joe Deluci's
My favourite ice cream in town by far!
Ilfracombe Parks
This park is a little known gem, with a boating lake, sensory garden, tennis courts, tea room (currently closed) and children’s play area. It’s a lovely place to wander round, listening to the sound of running water wherever you go.
Bicclescombe Park
This park is a little known gem, with a boating lake, sensory garden, tennis courts, tea room (currently closed) and children’s play area. It’s a lovely place to wander round, listening to the sound of running water wherever you go.