Ilfracombe in DevonIlfracombe's elegant Victorian buildings are a reminder that North Devon's largest resort was developed in the 19th century when the new railway brought tourists flocking to the town.

It is the most unusual of the North Devon holiday resorts, built among small hills, with its beaches reached through tunnels in the rocks. Boat trips run from the ancient harbour to Lundy Island and to explore wildlife along the coast, or for sea fishing.

Attractions

  • Charming harbour
  • Tunnels beach reached through man-made Victorian tunnel
  • Broadstrand beach - explore the rock pools
  • Art galleries, including Damien Hirst's Other Criteria gallery at the harbour
  • Verity statue by Damien Hirst at the harbour
  • Walking - Capstone Hill and the South West Coast Path to Lee Bay or Hele Bay
  • Chambercombe Manor
  • Bicclescombe Park - a pleasant public park with 18th century watermill, pond, lake, play area and cafe
  • Ilfracombe Aquarium
  • Boat trips - e.g. Ilfracombe Princess
  • Water sports - wind surfing, kite surfing, sailing, jet skiing and more

Holiday Accommodation