Clovelly Things to Do

  • The Visitor Centre
    The Visitor Centre
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  • Donkeys for photo ops in the village
    Donkeys for photo ops in the village
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  • Mount Pleasant and its View
    Mount Pleasant and its View
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Clovelly

  • 1. Waterfall and Merlin's Cave

    Clovelly's harbour is abutted both to the east and west by its pebbled beach. From the harbour, to the east, you can see the waterfall about half-a-mile away which makes for a pleasant, though quite...

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  • 2. Fisherman's Cottage - Providence House

    Whilst the village as a whole is a museum piece the local residents would be a bit miffed if visitors were to traipse through their homes and so two of the cottages have been developed as showpieces...

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  • 3. Walking

    and notice the differing architectural styles, and be aware of various local 'attractions'........ Each cottage down the village street has its distinctive identity. Some are half-timbered in the...

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  • 4. Donkeys

    Until the late 1900's donkeys used to be the main means of transporting goods and refuse up and down the cobbled High Street. This practice has now been discontinued (the donkeys having been replaced...

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  • 5. Pubs - Red Lion - New Inn

    There are two hostelries in the village, the New Inn and the Red Lion, the New Inn being the one in the middle whilst the Red Lion is down by the harbour. Both are pretty decent pubs, though they can...

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  • 6. Crazy Kate's Cottage

    again, one must walk down the long cobbled street to the harbour/beach area to see this attraction. Named after a fisherman’s widow, the oldest cottage at Clovelly has one of the best views looking...

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  • 7. Kingsley Museum

    The second of the village's showpieces is The Kingsley Museum. Charles Kingsley was a Victorian author and clergyman, best known for his children's novel "The Water Babies" and his locally-based...

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  • 8. Quay

    "I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay Watching the tide roll away Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay Wastin' time..." Yep, this is definitely Clovelly's most popular "Thing to Do", especially...

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  • 9. Photography

    The whole village, its quay and harbour and its stunning location all make it incredibly photogenic and whether you are just taking a few snaps for your family holiday albums or even looking for those...

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  • 10. Oberammergau Cottage

    This little cottage on the left hand side just before you reach the steps down to the Quay is called Oberammergau Cottage because of some wood carvings from Germany it has on it. Apparently this can...

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  • 11. Mount Pleasant

    Before entering the village proper there is small park at the top of the hill, Mount Pleasant, which is known locally as the Peace Park. This is a pleasant spot to sit awhile on a sunny day and enjoy...

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  • 12. The Look Out

    If you are walking up the High Street you'll find plenty of benches on route to stop for a breather. The Look Out is the first of these and is where the villagers would sit watching for the...

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  • 13. Visitor Centre

    Clovelly's modern visitor centre, modelled on a traditional Devon long barn, provides an excellent introduction to the village and its history through a 20 minute audio-visual film. The film also...

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  • 14. St Peter's Chapel

    Another dinky little church slightly further down the hill behind the Fisherman's cottage. This chapel was opened in 1848 to provide the people of Clovelly who couldnt get to the top of the hill to...

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  • 15. Methodist Chapel

    I dont know much about the Methodist Church but John Wesley who came from these parts was 'high' up in the Methodist church. This one is so very tiny and tucked away behind the New Inn! It was built...

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  • 16. Craft Workshops

    The workshop is on the way to the centre of the village, so it is accessible WITHOUT making the trek down the cobbled street, but there is an additional small fee. It is wheelchair accessible. We did...

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