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Ilfracombe in Devon

Ilfracombe is a small town on the North Devon coast in the west of England. It has a beautiful harbour and some wonderful examples of Victorian architecture. Ilfracombe has become a culinary centre for the area with several excellent seafood restaurants, a buzzing cafe culture and Damien Hirsts' 10 The Quay restaurant. Ilfracombe has a vibrant, up and coming feel to it and is perfectly placed for a great family holiday.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

  • Ilfracombe sits on the A361 road which is connected to the M5 Motorway near Tiverton. Ilfracombe is typically 2 hours drive from Bristol.

By coach[edit]

  • The town is served by National Express coaches, including direct services to Bristol and London (via Heathrow Airport).
  • Several holiday companies offer coach holidays in Ilfracombe.

By train[edit]

  • The nearest train station is situated in Barnstaple, at the end of the branch line from Exeter. Local bus services connect Ilfracombe to {{#invoke:map

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Get around[edit]

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Map of Ilfracombe

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By bus[edit]

  • Local buses connect Ilfracombe to the surrounding seaside resorts, including neighbouring Woolacombe, a large sandy beach popular with surfers.
  • Frequent buses also connect Ilfracombe to nearby towns and villages, including Combe Martin, Braunton and Barnstaple: the largest town in the area.

See[edit]

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Do[edit]

  • Take a day-trip to Swansea or Penarth (near Cardiff) on a paddle steamer – summer only.
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  • Take a walk up Hillsborough or Capstone for superb views.
  • Walk the coast path to Lee and Woolacombe and beyond
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Buy[edit]

  • Enjoy the High Street with its' wide range of independent shops

Eat[edit]

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For pub grub go down Fore Street. At the end before reaching the harbour the George & Dragon as well as the Prince of Wales serve food.

Drink[edit]

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Sleep[edit]

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A couple of B&Bs are located on St. Brannock's Road near the intersection with Bicclescombe Park Road. If you do not want to walk from here to the town centre, a bus stop is right at this intersection.

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