Tourist Attractions etc in North Devon
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North Devon Tourist Attractions

Tourist attractions in & around the area of North Devon...

North Devon Tourist Attractions

blank tabBLAKEWELL TROUT FISHERYTourist Attraction
Muddiford, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4ET
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Blakewell is an established Trout Farm and Fishery set in a beautiful valley, and is only a mile from Barnstaple town centre. The favourite past time at Blakewell is trout fishing. Bring your family to Blakewell and let your children experience a day of interest and fun. They can feed our hungry trout and watch the water boil with a feeding frenzy as hundreds of junior sized and Jaws sized trout eat their food. They will also see a Fish Farm in action and learn from our working team how we grow trout from egg to adult stage. It is educational and it is fun! We provide all the fishing tackle and will show you how to catch a fish. Guaranteed! We will prepare and pack you trout to cook or freeze. The fly fishing lake is 5 acres and stocked with premium rainbow trout from 2.5lb up to 20lb+. Blakewell is open every day. Our Farm Shop offers you the most delicious fresh rainbow trout you will find in Devon.
Tel: 01271 344533
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blank tabLUNDY ISLANDTourist Attraction

Lundy Island situated in the Bristol Channel is a place of outstanding natural beauty, but less than 2 hours boat journey from the mainland. With its own shop, tavern and 23 individual properties for visitors to stay in, the peace and tranquillity is a world apart from the mainland. Why not take a Winter Break with an exhilarating helicopter ride to Lundy. Enjoy spectacular aerial views of the island and coastline. Departures Monday and Friday from Hartland Point Bideford.
Tel: 01271 863636
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blank tabBARNSTAPLE HERITAGE CENTRETourist Attraction
Queen Annes Walk, The Strand, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1EU
''Fun, hands-on activities await in our updated exhibition centre...''

Set in the magnificent colonnaded grade I & II listed 'Queen Anne's Walk' building,

Barnstaple Heritage Centre awaits the visitor ready to reveal the many fascinating secrets of the town's history.

''A wealth of secrets unfold''. More than just an attraction.... a delightful visual chronicle of life through the centuries.

Open all year. Coaches welcome. Group booking discounts.

Feel free to check out our online gift shop and follow us on Facebook.
Tel: 01271 373003    Fax: 01271 373003
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blank tabWILDLIFE & DINOSAUR PARKZoos & Wildlife
Higher Leigh, Combe Martin, Devon, EX34 0NG

Explore 30 acres of sub-tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls and woodland walks with life size animated Dinosaurs. Over 170 species of wildlife many of them endangered and on breeding programmes. The park has been designed for everyone and the kids will feel especially at home with their own zoo, adventure playground, and a magic show.
Tel: 01271 882486    Fax: 01271 883869
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blank tabTHE BIG SHEEPTourist Attraction
Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5AP
If you're looking for a great day out for all the family a visit to The BIG Sheep is a must!

The famous attraction is now firmly established, as one of the UK's most innovative and exciting family attraction providing wacky and unique entertainment for all the family.

Our madcap show team will entertain you with hilarious and entertaining shows which include a hysterical introduction to various breeds of sheep from around the world, the world famous sheep racing, horse whispering, sheep shearing, dog and participating duck trials.

The BIG Sheep has something to entertain any age group.
Tel: 01237 472366
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Mortehoe Heritage Centre

Tel: 01271 870028   E-mail:

The Heritage Centre is housed in a National Trust barn situated in the clifftop village of Mortehoe. The exhibition gallery offers fun for all ages: an historical cameo of life in this dramatic coastal setting; a fascinating presentation of maritime history including many local shipwrecks. A unique opportunity to understand the history and culture of this beautiful corner of Britain. Children will love the Centre's 'hands on' games, puzzles and quizzes.

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The Gnome Reserve

Tel: 01409 241435

Home to 1000+ gnomes and pixies, ready to welcome you to their delightful beech wood, complete with babbling brook. Wild Flower Garden where around 250 different species of wild flowers, herbs and grasses grow. Gnome hats are loaned free of charge together with fishing rods. Take your cameras and embarrass the family for some truly memorable photos for the family album! See gnomes for the garden and/or pottery pixies - many gnomes unique to the Reserve. The tiny indoor pixies, individually modelled, fired in the Kiln, in the studio of Ann Atkin, graduate of the Royal Academy of Arts; and hand painted - are symbols of joy in the flowering of human activities at work and at play.

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Exmoor Brassrubbing Centre

Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 0NG
Tel: 01271 882486     E-mail:

Discover the simple craft of Brass rubbing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere amongst the breathtaking views of Lynmouth. No experience needed, we provide all quality materials and friendly instruction. Families are especially welcome and our rubbing plates are suitable for all ages from 4 - 94.

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Torrington 1646 Civil War Heritage Centre

Castle Hill, South Street, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8AA
Tel: 01805 626146     E-mail:

Why Torrington 1646? The Battle of Torrington was the last major conflict of the English Civil War. Occupied by the Prince of Wales' army led by Lord Hopton, the town was taken by storm on the night of February 6th 1646 by the Parliamentary New Model Army led by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell. Lots of fun whatever the weather... Come with us to Torrington in the year of our Lord 1646. Travel our streets on the night of the Great Battle in the goodly fellowship of wantons, wenches and rapscallions as mayhap they shall see thee safe. Visit our famed Physic Garden and learn the secrets of our herbs and potions, while the wondrous views of the Torridge Valley shall alone cure thy ailments. Meet the characters, try their costumes, don their armour.... Relax and sup in our Restoration Coffee Shop or stroll in our Seventeenth Century Rose Garden. A wondrous and entertaining walk through time for all ages.

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Tunnels Beaches

Bath Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AN
Tel: 01271 879882     E-mail:

An aging holiday resort which was at its best during the Victorian era, although now is beginning to show a new life. The Tunnels are passages hewn through the cliffs to a privately owned bathing beach. The Victorians also built up walls between rocks to make two bathing pools - One for ladies and one for gentlemen. There is a small charge to use the Tunnel.

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