Must-see attractions in North Devon

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    Clovelly Historic Village

    North Devon

    Clovelly is privately owned, and admission is charged at the hilltop visitor centre. The village's cobbled streets are so steep that cars can't cope, so…

  • Arlington Court

    Arlington Court

    North Devon

    The honey-grey Regency manor house of Arlington Court exudes charm, from the model ships and shells collected by the owners, to the produce-packed walled…

  • The Gardens at Rosemoor.

    RHS Rosemoor

    North Devon

    Run by the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Rosemoor is a must-see source of green-fingered inspiration. One of only four RHS gardens open…

  • Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, Muddiford, Barnstaple, North Devon, UK.

    Broomhill Sculpture Gardens

    North Devon

    It's a magical effect: 300 often quirky sculptures hidden away in a 4-hectare wooded valley. There's a fairy-tale or comic feel to much of it – slivers of…

  • Verity

    North Devon

    Pregnant, naked and holding aloft a huge spear, Damien Hirst's 20m statue Verity towers above Ilfracombe's harbour mouth. On the seaward side her skin is…

  • Museum of British Surfing

    North Devon

    Few museums are this cool. Vibrant surfboards and vintage wetsuits line the walls; sepia images catch your eye. The stories are compelling: 18th-century…

  • Northam Burrows

    North Devon

    At 253 hectares, the Northam Burrows reserve is a vast, wildlife-rich expanse of grassy plains, sand dunes, sandy shoreline and salt marshes grazed by…

  • Hartland Abbey

    North Devon

    History flows through the walls of this enchanting, warm-grey manor house. Built in the 12th century, it was a monastery until Henry VIII grabbed it in…

  • Hartland Point

    North Devon

    The coast around Hartland Point offers superb hiking. Tucked just under the point is the short white column of a lighthouse, which was built in 1874. You…

  • Braunton Burrows

    North Devon

    The vast network of dunes here is the UK's largest. Paths wind past sandy hummocks, salt marshes, purple thyme, yellow hawkweed and pyramidal orchids. The…

  • Hartland Quay

    North Devon

    The towering cliffs at the 16th-century Hartland Quay are among the most spectacular in the region – the peninsula rises 350ft above sea level. Russet…

  • Shipwreck Museum

    North Devon

    Artefacts and powerful photographs evoke some of the hundreds of vessels that have foundered on Hartland's jagged shore.

  • Ilfracombe Aquarium

    North Devon

    Recreates aquatic environments from Exmoor to the Atlantic, via estuary, rock pool and harbour.