Ilfracombe Things to Do

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  • 1. Aquarium

    Ilfracombe's little aquarium doesn't try to pretend it's in the same league as the superb National Aquarium at Plymouth but it is well worth a visit. It is set out to showcase the diverse marine life...

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  • 2. Walking

    Ilfracombe sits in yet another stunning section of North Devon's coastal path and a short walk either East or West of the town leads to spectacular rocky scenery and interesting little coves. This...

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  • 3. Lundy Island

    This is something I've yet to do because it doesn't sail on Mondays (which is my only full day off during the summer) but is definitely on my "To Do" list. Lundy is a three-and-half mile long,...

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  • 4. Coastal Cruises

    There are a couple of operators offering short cruises from Ilfracombe, the "Ilfracombe Princess" and the "Obsession". These allow you to enjoy the spectacularly dramatic rocky cliffs of the coastline...

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  • 5. War Memorial

    If you have read my other Ilfracombe tips, and I appreciate there are not many of them due to the short nature of my stay, you will have read that I had spent a very intersting time in the churchyard...

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  • 6. Ship and Pilot

    Picture the scene if you will. I had just returned from a few days on the most amazing Lundy in company with the excellent VT member John Gayton, and was suffering a touch from the usual "end of tour...

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  • 7. St Nicholas Chapel

    Sitting atop the appropriately named Lantern Hill is the St Nicholas Chapel which has the dual function of being a place of worship as well as the harbour's lighthouse. This tiny building dates back...

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  • 8. Relax and Enjoy

    I am quite surprised by the lovely (even romantic) atmosphere of North Devon. Please, don't expect a hectic nightlife, or hot sunny beaches with voluptuous girls dressing a bikini or less, don't...

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  • 9. Church of the Holy Trinity

    It is no secret here on Virtual Tourist that I find cemeteries / graveyards / churchyards (call them what you will) endlessly fascinating and never pass up an opportunity to visit one if I can. When I...

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  • 10. Pier Tavern

    This is definitely Ilfracombe's best located pub, sitting on the quayside. Although it is a magnet for us tourists it does have a pleasantly local feel to it. Beer and food are relatively cheap and...

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  • 11. George and Dragon

    Next door to the Prince of Wales is the George and Dragon, reputedly Ilfracombe's oldest pub dating back to 1360, and of course reputedly haunted. This is characterful, cosy, pub with neither a juke...

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  • 12. Chick 'n' Land

    As ther title suggests, this is probably going to be one of the shorter tips I will ever write on Virtual Tourist. Well, how much can you write about a fried chicken takeaway really? Returning from...

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  • 13. Diving

    One of the most spectacular places in the UK for diving is Lundy Island. Being a Marine Conservation Zone the crystal waters around the Island offer an unrivalled habitat for wildlife viewing whilst...

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  • 14. Prince of Wales

    This is an atmospheric backstreet locals pub, a little bit off the tourist track. It is however just round the corner from the bus station and so ideal for a beer when waiting for the bus. This is...

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  • 15. Lifeboat Station

    Ilfracombe is one of North Devon's main lifeboat stations being the base for the inshore D-class "Deborah Brown" and the all-weather seagoing Mersey-class "Spirit of Derbyshire". The lifeboat station...

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