Barnstaple Things to Do

  • Queen Anne's walk
    Queen Anne's walk
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  • Queen Anne's walk
    Queen Anne's walk
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  • Tomb Stone at Queen Anne's walk
    Tomb Stone at Queen Anne's walk
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  • 1. Tarka Trail

    This is a very short cycle/walkway section of The Tarka Trail (about 2Km) along the River Taw to pick up the A377 heading south towards Eggesford and its main advantage is that it allows you to avoid...

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  • 2. Castle

    The tree covered man made mound is all that survives of the Norman castle. A scheduled Ancient monument, the Castle was sited in the prominent position at the meeting point of the rivers Taw and Yeo....

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  • 3. Pannier Market

    In the 18th Century, Barnstaple's famous Pannier Market was held in the High Street and in 1806 a local writer commented 'A better market or worse accomodation rarely shall we see'. This comment led...

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  • 4. Butchers Row

    Butchers Row was designed by RD Gould, it was built in 1855 and was constructed with the aim of bringing the sale of local produce together in one area of the town. Butchers Row faces North and its...

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  • 5. Long Bridge

    The Long bridge is perhaps the only medieval structure to survive in the riverfront area, although it has been altered frequently over the years and widened at least three times. An idea of its'...

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  • 6. North Devon Museum

    This is pretty much a perfect small town museum with a wealth of local information regarding the town itself as well as the surrounding area. The exhibitions, over two floors, cover every aspect of...

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  • 7. Heritage Centre

    Queen Anne's walk was rebuilt and elaborately decorated in 1708 on the site of an earlier merchants exchange. The building is a testament to he commercial success of the early eighteenth century in...

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  • 8. Queen Anne's Walk - Quay

    The Great Quay is represented by the sunken area in front of Queen Anne's walk. Here you will find a mosaic feature which represents the town's maritime history. Here ships would land and unload...

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  • 9. Albert Memorial Clocktower

    The Albert Clock Tower takes pride of place in the Square. It was built in 1862, paid for by public contribution. It commemorates Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert who died in 1861 and was...

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  • 10. Bridge Chambers

    This lovely neo-gothic building holds a great waterfront position just across the Great Quay from Queen Annes Walk. It was constructed in 1874 by RD Gould, the town surveyor. Gould was responsible for...

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  • 11. Guildhall

    The Guldhall which stands in the centre of Barnstaple was built in 1862. Its' Main Chamber served as the town's Court room until the late 1960's. The interior of the Guildhall is open to the public at...

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