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Mini guide to Barnstaple


As the regional centre of North Devon, Barnstaple boasts an excellent location on the banks of the river Taw, close to Exmoor National Park and near the stunning, rugged North Devon coastline.

The thriving town centre, which is partly pedestrianised, has many fine buildings and attractive streets as well as a traditional historic pannier market. Take a stroll along the 13th Century 'Long Bridge' which stretches across the river and overlooks Queen Anne's walk. Close to the bridge is the museum for North Devon with a Tarka the Otter room and undersea room. The new Green Lanes Shopping Centre, the Gammon Walk and Butchers Row are also popular shopping spots.

Outdoor activities in the countryside around Barnstaple are numerous, golf, horse riding, sea fishing, cycling and walking are all well catered for. An interesting diversion is the Tarka Line preserved railway which runs the 40 miles to Exeter through some spectacular countryside.

Barnstaple provides an excellent base for exploring North Devon- the towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are all within easy reach, as are the popular beaches at Woollacombe, Croyde Bay and Saunton. Watermouth castle is situated near Ilfracombe and makes a great day out. Arlington Court near Shirwell boasts some beautiful Victorian gardens, a nature trail with ponds, tearooms and even carriage rides.

If you are travelling by car, take the M5 motorway to Junction 27 and then take the A361 to Barnstaple. Alternatively Barnstaple is connected to the main rail network by changing trains at Exeter St. Davids. Great Western Trains operate a fast and frequent service from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids. Virgin Trains offer services from all major UK destinations to Exeter St Davids.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Royal & Fortescue Hotel

Cedars Lodge Inn

Park Hotel

Barnstaple Hotel

The Imperial Hotel

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