North Devon Towns and Villages
If you would like a change from the beach or the weather is inclement then explore some of the nearby Devon towns and villages. North Devon has many beautiful villages – our own village of Mortehoe is a beautiful village to explore. The church of St Mary is a little gem with a fascinating history The village museum has lots of information about local history and shipwrecks with interactive exhibits. Entry is free and there is information about the local area and a shop selling arts and craft, gifts and souvenirs.
Ilfracombe is only 5 miles away – a traditional Victorian seaside town with lots of shops, coffee bars and places to eat as well as galleries. Take a stroll around the harbour. There are lots of boat trips available – you can go on a fishing trip or visit Lundy Island. Pay a visit to Verity – a famous sculpture made by the celebrated artist Damien Hirst. What do you think?
A little further afield are Barnstaple and South Molton – both are busy towns with shops and markets. Many sell locally made artisan products. Make sure that you try some while you are here! The lovely coastal villages of Lynmouth, Porlock and Combe Martin and may others provide endless entertainment and great places to explore.