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Attractions in North Devon

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in North Devon. Whether you love hiking or cycling, North Devon is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in North Devon

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    1

    Valley of Rocks

    Hiking Highlight

    The Valley of Rocks is a dry valley that runs parallel to the coast in north Devon, England, about one kilometre (0.6 mi) to the west of the village of …

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    Brian
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    2

    Lynmouth

    Hiking Highlight

    The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, situated on the North Coast of Devon, are renowned for high sea cliffs, breathtaking natural beauty and unspoilt landscape. From here, you are perfectly …

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    Brian
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    The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the highest and steepest fully-water-powered railway in the UK. Built in 1888, the steep 862-foot (263-m) long track rises 500 feet (152 m) …

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    Baggy Point

    Hiking Highlight

    Baggy Point is the impressive headland at Croyde which is renowned for crashing waves and dramatic cliffs. Owned by the National Trust, Baggy Point overlooks Croyde, one of the best …

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    Mark
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    5

    Barricane Beach

    Hiking Highlight

    Barricane is a picturesque cove nestled between the rocks and famous for cowries and other exotic sea shells. Local folklore says that these shells have travelled off the shore of …

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    Barnstaple Long Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Connecting Barnstaple and Tawstock, the Barnstaple Long Bridge is one the longest medieval bridges in Britain. As such, it is a Grade I listed building and ancient monument. 159 meters …

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    Amy
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    Fremington Quay Cafe

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Located on the banks of the River Taw along the Tarka Trail, Fremington Quay Cafe is a quaint place to re-fuel and take a pitstop. Built in an old station …

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    Amy
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    8

    Combe Martin Beach

    Hiking Highlight

    Combe Martin beach is set in a picturesque location just below the village. It is surrounded by some of the highest sea cliffs in England and is designated as an …

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    9

    Instow Tarka Trail

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The Tarka trail along the river taw is a flat disused railway line running from Braunton on the north shore to Bideford on the Torridge, it then continues through Torrington …

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    Bike Shed - bike shop & cafe

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Bike shop with attached cafe with lots of seating inside & out and indoor bike storage.

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    North Walk

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    North Walk is one of the most stunning stretches of the South West Coast Path. Clinging to the cliff face, it offers views across to Wales and along the Exmoor …

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    Brian
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    River Taw

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Running from Dartmoor into the Atlantic Sea, the River Taw is a wild and beautiful river. Home to various fish species such as recreational trout and sea trout, the area …

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    Amy
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    Isley Marsh Nature Reserve

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Running alongside the Tarka Trail, the Isley Marsh Nature Reserve is a haven for many different and unusual bird species. Made up of saltmarsh and intertidal mudflats on the Taw …

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    Amy
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    14

    Countisbury Church

    Hiking Highlight

    This small castle-looking church is perched up on the hill. It is open all the time to visitors - even as a refuge from the weather.

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    Hunter's Inn

    Hiking Highlight

    Situated in the heart of Heddon Valley, Hunter's Inn is bursting with heritage and character. Serving teas, snacks, lunches, and more, it makes for a great end to your hike. To find out more, visit: thehuntersinnexmoor.co.uk.

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    Woolacombe Bay

    Bike Touring Highlight

    With a 3 mile (4.8 km) stretch of golden sand gently sloping towards the Atlantic Ocean, Woolacombe Bay is a beautiful place to enjoy the British seaside. Woolacombe is consistently …

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    Amy
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    Combesgate Beach

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A secluded sandy beach a stone's throw from Woolacombe, Combesgate beach is peaceful and beautiful. You can reach the beach via a flight of stairs from the road. But, bear …

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    18

    Glen Lyn Gorge

    Hiking Highlight

    Glen Lyn Gorge is a dramatic gorge near the mouth of the River Lyn. There are a number of steep paths leading to waterfalls and breathtaking viewpoints over the gorge, across Lynmouth and over to the Welsh coast.

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    Brian
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    Woolacombe Bay via Route 27

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    A popular spot for surfers, Woolacombe Bay is a sandy beach that's three miles (five kilometers) long in North Devon. Here the National Cycle Route 27 (Ilfracombe to Plymouth) runs …

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    It is the ruins of a mineral water bottling plant which also made Ginger beer. In 1852 the valley experienced an enormous flood that swept away the factory and other …

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    David

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