Ilfracombe Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Damien Hirst founded 11 The Quay Restaurant in Ilfracombe?
Ilfracombe holidays are the most popular in North Devon, and it’s easy to see why! This lively town bubbles with life, and there is always lots going on. Nestled between grassy hills, steep cliffs and the Atlantic coast, Ilfracombe’s location has protected it from over development – so it remains as charming as the Victorians found it. Ilfracombe holiday cottages are perfect country retreats, and position guests close to some of Devon’s most dazzling natural sights. Its traditional harbour remains North Devon’s largest, and is a fantastic base from which to explore nearby places of interest such as Lundy Island.
- Ilfracombe is three-time winner of the ‘Britain in Bloom’ award
- The Ilfracombe Tunnels date back to Victorian times
- Ilfracombe holds a regular Farmer’s Market
Ilfracombe Tourist Information
The North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival arranges walks around the area in the Spring and Autumn, and these guided walks are a great way to admire this fascinating area during your Ilfracombe holiday. As the departure point for the Isle of Lundy ferry trip, holidays in Ilfracombe are much loved by those with a soft spot for wildlife. A Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lundy is the perfect place to get away from it all and feel at one with the great outdoors. On the same note, nearby Exmoor National Park is perfect for rambling or just unwinding amidst breathtaking natural surroundings.
Those who choose self-catering Ilfracombe holiday cottages may wish to take advantage of the Farmer’s Market, held every first Saturday and third Sunday at The Lantern Centre.
Ilfracombe Family Attractions
As well as the many natural places to enjoy and admire around the area, those enjoying holidays in Ilfracombe have a number of unusual family attractions to experience. Watermouth Castle and its family theme park promise a unique day out that the whole family will love. With dazzling views over Watermouth Cove, thepark includes a wide range if attractions for all weathers. For more relaxing days during your Ilfracombe cottage holiday, Ilfracombe Golf Club is Devon’s second oldest, and the Ilfracombe Museum is home to an interesting collection depicting the town’s maritime heritage.
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Eating Out in Ilfracombe
When it comes to dining out during Ilfracombe holidays, the town holds some surprises! Damien Hirst founded 11 The Quay Restaurant and White Hart Bar. The restaurant’s chic menu and stunning layout are perfect for a special meal for two, and art lovers will be delighted by the quirky displays of the artist’s work inside. For a special treat, the Walkers Chocolate Emporium and its Museum of Chocolate offer the chance to experience chocolate as never before. This unusual attraction includes the chance to buy some of the delicious homemade chocolate. For an internationally-inspired meal, The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar and Gurkha Restaurant offer authentic cuisine.