Guidebook for North Devon

Michael
Guidebook for North Devon

Food Scene

Step outside Huxleigh cottage in Kings Nympton for traditional Devon supper and local beverage. The Grove, works with local farmers and producers to bring a real taste of Devon to guests. A selection of West Country ales and ciders.
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The Grove Inn
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Step outside Huxleigh cottage in Kings Nympton for traditional Devon supper and local beverage. The Grove, works with local farmers and producers to bring a real taste of Devon to guests. A selection of West Country ales and ciders.
Excellent food. A real country pub. Pretty village of Iddesleigh with nearby walks along the river Torridge and views of Dartmoor. Friendly.
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Duke Of York Wink
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Excellent food. A real country pub. Pretty village of Iddesleigh with nearby walks along the river Torridge and views of Dartmoor. Friendly.
Country pub with good food. Sunday lunches.
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The New Inn
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Country pub with good food. Sunday lunches.
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The Corn Dolly
115A East Street
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Homemade Devon pasties and sausage rolls
The Old Dairy - Tearoom and Deli
Homemade Devon pasties and sausage rolls
13th-century pub with a beamed bar and frescoed restaurant serving gourmet British/French dishes. Tel: 01398 341231
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The Masons Arms, Knowstone
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13th-century pub with a beamed bar and frescoed restaurant serving gourmet British/French dishes. Tel: 01398 341231
Typical, eccentric English tea shop just off Winkleigh Village Square
Wright & Proper Cafe
Typical, eccentric English tea shop just off Winkleigh Village Square
Cafe on the edge of Dartmoor. Good spot to start or finish a walk.
The Old School Tearoom
Cafe on the edge of Dartmoor. Good spot to start or finish a walk.
South Molton Family butcher. TEL:01769 572368
John May Family Butcher
128 East St
South Molton Family butcher. TEL:01769 572368
Great varieties of local wet fish straight off the boat. Situated in historic Butchers Row.
Passmores Wet Fish Shop
16 Butchers Row
Great varieties of local wet fish straight off the boat. Situated in historic Butchers Row.
Good local meat from local character Barry, "the Mad Butcher"
Mad Butcher
Good local meat from local character Barry, "the Mad Butcher"
Excellent fresh bread daily. Gluten Free also.
Chulmleigh Bakery
Excellent fresh bread daily. Gluten Free also.
Nearby Indian restaurant and take - away
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Chulmleigh Tandoori Indian Restaurant & Takeaway ..
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Nearby Indian restaurant and take - away
Walk through the woods and find your way to the Eggesford Garden Centre which has a restaurant, sells ice creams, and overlooks the Taw valley.
Eggesford Garden & Country Centre Ltd
Walk through the woods and find your way to the Eggesford Garden Centre which has a restaurant, sells ice creams, and overlooks the Taw valley.
One of the the best Fish and Chip restaurants/take aways in UK. Very busy but great food. Pop in after the beach.
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Squires
1 Exeter Rd
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One of the the best Fish and Chip restaurants/take aways in UK. Very busy but great food. Pop in after the beach.
Exeter's Award Winning Seafood Restaurant serving the very best of 'Devon on a plate'. With stunning views over the River Exe estuary
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The Galley Restaurant
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Exeter's Award Winning Seafood Restaurant serving the very best of 'Devon on a plate'. With stunning views over the River Exe estuary
Dartmoor pub. Near Fingle Bridge beauty spot. Cosy, intimate bar, with benches and tables and a toasty open log fire. real ales, and an extensive wine list. The restaurant opens six nights a week Mon to Sat 6pm - 8pm. Sun 12pm-3pm
The Drewe Arms
Dartmoor pub. Near Fingle Bridge beauty spot. Cosy, intimate bar, with benches and tables and a toasty open log fire. real ales, and an extensive wine list. The restaurant opens six nights a week Mon to Sat 6pm - 8pm. Sun 12pm-3pm
If you can spend only one evening on Exmoor, this is the place to go for dinner. The menu features Exmoor lamb and Gloucester Old Spot pork from his own 100-acre farm. The bar where the locals drink is joined at the hip to the adjoining restaurant, whose log fires and candlelight illuminate a pleasing clutter of antlers, salmon rods and historical photos.
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Woods Bar & Restaurant
4 Bank Square
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If you can spend only one evening on Exmoor, this is the place to go for dinner. The menu features Exmoor lamb and Gloucester Old Spot pork from his own 100-acre farm. The bar where the locals drink is joined at the hip to the adjoining restaurant, whose log fires and candlelight illuminate a pleasing clutter of antlers, salmon rods and historical photos.
Exmoor pub with good food. Walk from the pub to Tarr Steps along the beautiful river Barle valley.
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The Royal Oak Inn
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Exmoor pub with good food. Walk from the pub to Tarr Steps along the beautiful river Barle valley.
The pub is on a hill overlooking the River Barle. Beautiful location. Sit outside and enjoy the views of the river. The pub has a good range of ales and excellent food
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Tarr Farm Inn
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The pub is on a hill overlooking the River Barle. Beautiful location. Sit outside and enjoy the views of the river. The pub has a good range of ales and excellent food
Run by Taw fisherman Julian Zealey, this is an excellent place to meet locals and talk fishing or other country matters. Good food also available.
The Rising Sun Hotel
Run by Taw fisherman Julian Zealey, this is an excellent place to meet locals and talk fishing or other country matters. Good food also available.
Great local produce market Thursdays and Saturdays. Cattle market on Thursdays also.
Market
Great local produce market Thursdays and Saturdays. Cattle market on Thursdays also.
Near Croyde & Putsborough Beaches on the North Devon coast. The Kings Arms has grown back into it’s rightful place in the heart of the vibrant community of Georgeham, North Devon - a cosy, relaxed environment to eat and drink, sit outside in the sunshine on the decking, watch a match, or listen to live music Friday nights Tel: 01271 890 240 http://kingsarmsgeorgeham.co.uk/ .
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The Kings Arms
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Near Croyde & Putsborough Beaches on the North Devon coast. The Kings Arms has grown back into it’s rightful place in the heart of the vibrant community of Georgeham, North Devon - a cosy, relaxed environment to eat and drink, sit outside in the sunshine on the decking, watch a match, or listen to live music Friday nights Tel: 01271 890 240 http://kingsarmsgeorgeham.co.uk/ .
Owned and run by a local brother and sister team, the Riverside serves some fantastic local food. In Braunton, on the way to or from the beach. 30 Caen Street, Braunton, EX33 1AA Tel: 01271 813633. http://www.theriversidebraunton.co.uk/
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The Riverside
30 Caen St
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Owned and run by a local brother and sister team, the Riverside serves some fantastic local food. In Braunton, on the way to or from the beach. 30 Caen Street, Braunton, EX33 1AA Tel: 01271 813633. http://www.theriversidebraunton.co.uk/
La Gendarmerie in Ilfracombe's old police station is a stylish modern brasserie. 
European style cuisine prepared with care and an attention to detail using fresh local produce. Gluten Free Options. La Gendarmerie 63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9ED and call 01271 865 984. http://lagendarmerie.co.uk/
La Gendarmerie
63 Fore Street
La Gendarmerie in Ilfracombe's old police station is a stylish modern brasserie. 
European style cuisine prepared with care and an attention to detail using fresh local produce. Gluten Free Options. La Gendarmerie 63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9ED and call 01271 865 984. http://lagendarmerie.co.uk/
A pioneering, multi-award winning restaurant located at the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Woolacombe on the North Devon Coast. It has consecutively received the award for Best Restaurant in Devon across the various different platforms, and is also recommended in the Michelin Guide 2018. One fixed tasting menu built around the seasons. Guests dine at the kitchen counter which accommodates ten, and we offer one sitting per evening. Reservations essential. Woolacombe Devon EX347BB Tel: 01271 871187 https://www.noelcorston.com/
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Noel Corston
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A pioneering, multi-award winning restaurant located at the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Woolacombe on the North Devon Coast. It has consecutively received the award for Best Restaurant in Devon across the various different platforms, and is also recommended in the Michelin Guide 2018. One fixed tasting menu built around the seasons. Guests dine at the kitchen counter which accommodates ten, and we offer one sitting per evening. Reservations essential. Woolacombe Devon EX347BB Tel: 01271 871187 https://www.noelcorston.com/
Sampford Courtenay Village Pub. Excellent food. good for lunch. Best to book for dinner. Sunday Roast on Sunday. Pretty village. On the way to Dartmoor. Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton, Devon EX20 2TB Tel: 01837 82247 http://www.newinnsampfordcourtenay.co.uk
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The New Inn
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Sampford Courtenay Village Pub. Excellent food. good for lunch. Best to book for dinner. Sunday Roast on Sunday. Pretty village. On the way to Dartmoor. Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton, Devon EX20 2TB Tel: 01837 82247 http://www.newinnsampfordcourtenay.co.uk

Drinks & Nightlife

Chulmleigh's village pub. Good atmosphere. Bar food. Pizzas!
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The Red Lion
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Chulmleigh's village pub. Good atmosphere. Bar food. Pizzas!

Arts & Culture

Permanent Art collection of paintings and traditional Devonshire ceramics. Summer show. Café and shop
The Burton Art Gallery & Museum
Permanent Art collection of paintings and traditional Devonshire ceramics. Summer show. Café and shop
Permanent collection of Barum pottery ware Tarka Devon countryside exhibition. Visitor information.
Museum Of Barnstaple And North devon
Permanent collection of Barum pottery ware Tarka Devon countryside exhibition. Visitor information.
Busy Café, Film screenings and Art exhibitions
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The Plough Arts Centre
9-11 Fore St
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Busy Café, Film screenings and Art exhibitions
Beaford promotes performing arts events in the area. Website features a database of 1,700 images of North Devon and people, photographed by James Ravilious. http://www.beaford-arts.org.uk/archive/
Beaford
Beaford promotes performing arts events in the area. Website features a database of 1,700 images of North Devon and people, photographed by James Ravilious. http://www.beaford-arts.org.uk/archive/
One of Britain’s finest regional museums. Exhibitions tell the story of Exeter and Devon from the prehistoric to the present, also tell a story of global exploration and collecting in the 18th and 19th centuries. Collections of internationally important world cultural artifacts and natural history collections.
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Royal Albert Memorial Museum
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One of Britain’s finest regional museums. Exhibitions tell the story of Exeter and Devon from the prehistoric to the present, also tell a story of global exploration and collecting in the 18th and 19th centuries. Collections of internationally important world cultural artifacts and natural history collections.
Spectacular Gothic Revival house - a rare example of the work of William Burges. Full of quirks and curiosities, gargoyles, and a faux medieval great hall. The garden is one of the finest in Devon.
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Knightshayes Gardens National Trust
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Spectacular Gothic Revival house - a rare example of the work of William Burges. Full of quirks and curiosities, gargoyles, and a faux medieval great hall. The garden is one of the finest in Devon.
The last castle built in England. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Julius Drewe, the founder of the Home and Colonial Stores. Castle staying open during the conservation work, giving you opportunity to go behind the scenes.
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Castle Drogo
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The last castle built in England. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Julius Drewe, the founder of the Home and Colonial Stores. Castle staying open during the conservation work, giving you opportunity to go behind the scenes.
Arlington Court on the edge of Exmoor. Estate held by the Chichester family for 500 years. Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles set in picturesque gardens.
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Arlington Court
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Arlington Court on the edge of Exmoor. Estate held by the Chichester family for 500 years. Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles set in picturesque gardens.
Privately owned Palladian house 1730. Home to the Fortesce family. Spectacular 18th century parkland landscape open to the public. Near South Molton.
The Castle Hill Estate
Privately owned Palladian house 1730. Home to the Fortesce family. Spectacular 18th century parkland landscape open to the public. Near South Molton.

Shopping

Traditional Devon ware jugs, mugs and plates made by Harry Juniper and family
Bideford Pottery
Traditional Devon ware jugs, mugs and plates made by Harry Juniper and family
Friday produce market. A good chance to meet some locals and buy fresh produce from the area.
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Barnstaple Pannier Market
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Friday produce market. A good chance to meet some locals and buy fresh produce from the area.
Good selection of French and European wines at very reasonable prices
Bray Valley Wines
Good selection of French and European wines at very reasonable prices
Farmers store - food, hardware, country clothing etc. Good sausage sandwiches from van outside.
Mole Valley Farmers South Molton
Farmers store - food, hardware, country clothing etc. Good sausage sandwiches from van outside.
Lance Nicholson Fishing and Guns. Great local fishing and sporting shop - Flies, rods, reels, local fishing information and permits.
Lance Nicholson Fishing and Guns
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Lance Nicholson Fishing and Guns. Great local fishing and sporting shop - Flies, rods, reels, local fishing information and permits.
Paul Tuck crafts traditional willow baskets, hurdles and log baskets. The Farmhouse Poole Farm Exebridge Dulverton Somerset TA22 9BQ Tel:01398 323 391
Exmoor Baskets & Hurdles
Paul Tuck crafts traditional willow baskets, hurdles and log baskets. The Farmhouse Poole Farm Exebridge Dulverton Somerset TA22 9BQ Tel:01398 323 391

Parks & Nature

Horse and pony rides in local countryside. 01769 580 366
Bold Try Riding Stables
Horse and pony rides in local countryside. 01769 580 366
Walks along the source of the river Taw from Skaigh Woods to Taw Marsh on Dartmoor. Beautiful rugged scenery. The Tors Inn, Belstone for refreshment
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Belstone
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Walks along the source of the river Taw from Skaigh Woods to Taw Marsh on Dartmoor. Beautiful rugged scenery. The Tors Inn, Belstone for refreshment
Spectacular landscape - pebble beaches, high cliffs - walks along Devon Coastal Path to Clovelly, Hartland in areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Buck's Mills
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Spectacular landscape - pebble beaches, high cliffs - walks along Devon Coastal Path to Clovelly, Hartland in areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Exmoor Experience Trek across wild Exmoor. Experienced riders aged 11 and above. Must be competent to trot and canter in open spaces. There is a weight limit of 12 stone / 76 kilos
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The Exmoor Pony Centre
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Exmoor Experience Trek across wild Exmoor. Experienced riders aged 11 and above. Must be competent to trot and canter in open spaces. There is a weight limit of 12 stone / 76 kilos
Tarr Steps - a prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park. Many miles of public footpath access. Walk to Dulverton or Withypool.
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Tarr Steps Woodland National Nature Reserve
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Tarr Steps - a prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park. Many miles of public footpath access. Walk to Dulverton or Withypool.
Although it is one of Britain's smallest parks, its 267 square miles are crammed full of marvels, from Tarr Steps, the medieval stone clapper bridge spanning the Barle, to the coast between Porlock and Lynmouth where giant hog-backed hills plunge headlong for 1,000ft into the Bristol Channel – the highest cliffs in England. Great for walking, fishing, deer watching, picnics.
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Exmoor
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Although it is one of Britain's smallest parks, its 267 square miles are crammed full of marvels, from Tarr Steps, the medieval stone clapper bridge spanning the Barle, to the coast between Porlock and Lynmouth where giant hog-backed hills plunge headlong for 1,000ft into the Bristol Channel – the highest cliffs in England. Great for walking, fishing, deer watching, picnics.
Based in Allerford at West Lynch Farm, this Grade II National Trust medieval farmhouse is home to a unique collection of owls from all over the world. Watch flying displays in the medieval barn; then try your hand at flying an owl from the fist.
Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre
Based in Allerford at West Lynch Farm, this Grade II National Trust medieval farmhouse is home to a unique collection of owls from all over the world. Watch flying displays in the medieval barn; then try your hand at flying an owl from the fist.
Miles of sandy beach and site of Unesco Biosphere Reserve . largest dune system in England http://www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk.
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Saunton Sands
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Miles of sandy beach and site of Unesco Biosphere Reserve . largest dune system in England http://www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk.
Beautiful sandy beach running from Woolacombe to Putsborough.
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Woolacombe
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Beautiful sandy beach running from Woolacombe to Putsborough.
A favourite surf beach
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Croyde Bay
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A favourite surf beach

Entertainment & Activities

Inspired by Michael Morpugo's book, War Horse. Farm showing World War 1 artifacts, history of farming, traditional animals, country walks, cream teas. Nr. Beautiful village of Iddesleigh
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War Horse Valley Country Farm Park
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Inspired by Michael Morpugo's book, War Horse. Farm showing World War 1 artifacts, history of farming, traditional animals, country walks, cream teas. Nr. Beautiful village of Iddesleigh

Sightseeing

Attractive town with quayside views. The best ice cream in Devon from Hockings ice cream vans - with clotted cream! Harry Juniper's pottery. Market Tues and Sat. with produce, crafts and antiques.
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Bideford
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Attractive town with quayside views. The best ice cream in Devon from Hockings ice cream vans - with clotted cream! Harry Juniper's pottery. Market Tues and Sat. with produce, crafts and antiques.
Faded Victorian seaside resort still retaining some charm despite the local council's amateurish efforts at regeneration. Check out the "Cooling Towers" architectural folly and Damian Hirst's quayside statue for a laugh. The harbour is spectacular - set within high cliffs - boat rides, fishing, restaurants and cafes. A good place to come with the kids when its raining. Ferry to Lundy Island. Ilfracombe Museum is wonderful - overflowing with curiosities and memorabilia - unimaginable finds - from a shrunken head to a collection of pickled bats.
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Ilfracombe Harbour
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Faded Victorian seaside resort still retaining some charm despite the local council's amateurish efforts at regeneration. Check out the "Cooling Towers" architectural folly and Damian Hirst's quayside statue for a laugh. The harbour is spectacular - set within high cliffs - boat rides, fishing, restaurants and cafes. A good place to come with the kids when its raining. Ferry to Lundy Island. Ilfracombe Museum is wonderful - overflowing with curiosities and memorabilia - unimaginable finds - from a shrunken head to a collection of pickled bats.
Exeter's beautiful Gothic Cathedral has the longest vaulted ceiling in England and is situated in a large grass courtyard surrounded by shops and restaurants.
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Exeter Cathedral
1 The Cloisters
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Exeter's beautiful Gothic Cathedral has the longest vaulted ceiling in England and is situated in a large grass courtyard surrounded by shops and restaurants.
Gateway to Exmoor. Good shops and pubs, restaurants.
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Dulverton
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Gateway to Exmoor. Good shops and pubs, restaurants.
Described as England'd Switzerland and beloved by Romantic English poets Southey, Coleridge and Wordsworth. High cliffs plunge steeply into the sea provide a breathtaking backdrop to the rural communities nestling below. The Lyn Rivers tumble through deep wooded valleys as a series of small waterfalls and meet at Lynmouth harbour to the open sea. Described by Thomas Gainsborough, as "the most delightful place for a landscape painter this country can boast". Great walking, fishing, tea shops, restaurants.
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Lynton and Lynmouth
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Described as England'd Switzerland and beloved by Romantic English poets Southey, Coleridge and Wordsworth. High cliffs plunge steeply into the sea provide a breathtaking backdrop to the rural communities nestling below. The Lyn Rivers tumble through deep wooded valleys as a series of small waterfalls and meet at Lynmouth harbour to the open sea. Described by Thomas Gainsborough, as "the most delightful place for a landscape painter this country can boast". Great walking, fishing, tea shops, restaurants.