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Address: Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
Phone Number: +44 1237 431781
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Fee: Yes
Description: Clovelly, North Devon. World famous for our cobbled, traffic-free street...
Clovelly, North Devon. World famous for our cobbled, traffic-free street, donkeys, sledges and historic harbour. The stunning views, peaceful tranquility and cobbled, traffic-free, high street of this world famous fishing village, built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff, tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port. It is famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada.
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Beautiful village run as a private estate and therefore entry fees are applicable

Clovelly is a beautiful (working) fishing village that is very picturesque with it's winding steep hill down to the harbour. Definitely worth a visit but not for those who... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Visited Clovelly for the first time two weeks ago and spent a very enjoyable half a day strolling around. You have to pay to go down to the village but it is worth it. The route down to the harbour is quite steep and if it has rained be careful as the path is mainly constructed of beach pebbles which... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Clovelly is a beautiful (working) fishing village that is very picturesque with it's winding steep hill down to the harbour. Definitely worth a visit but not for those who struggle with walking. Land Rover's are available to ferry you to the bottom and back but at a cost (more on that later). There are a couple of pubs and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A beautiful village, steeped in history. Steep cobbled walk down to the harbour or Land Rover drive, but this misses the charm of the village. Donkeys are no longer a part of the workforce, but still a tourist attraction.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

30 years ago I visited this quaint beautiful village and harbour, so I was looking forward to showing this Devonshire village to my partner. It was a big dissapointment having to pay £6.95 for the privilege entering into a cafe with a lack of staff to serve you and a gift shop. If only this village belonged to National Trust... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely village, walking down the pebbles street, cute cottages with lovely gardens. The entrance fee is a bit steep but it's probably to cut numbers and benefit local community. Met lovely local fisherman, Steven, who we bought delicious live lobster from. Support small fishermen, they are disappearing and they need us!!

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Walking shoes are advised for this working picturesque village. The walk on the cobbled stones down to the quay can be quite precarious. Land rovers are a available for small fee if people have mobility issues. The 20 minute show is worthwhile providing an incite into the history of the village. Cream teas, pasties etc are available either at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Have to agree with everyone about paying to walk the streets of Clovelly, but it is a tourist attraction, so you do have to pay. However I did not like having to pay for the ride back to the top ($2.50) a bit steep, especially as it was obvious that so many older people would have to use the ride... More 

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Cannock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

lovely village and harbour .We visited on a very hot day. Was a bit peeved about having to pay for the land rover service.Well it is run by the council what do you expect . But overall lovely place

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely, lovely place, especially on a sunny day. Nice selection of craft shops around too! Just a shame you have to pay for entry.

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What could be better on a sunny day in June? A very pretty village with tight winding streets and a gorgeous harbour. Tiny shops selling the usual tat at inflated prices. Underwhelming museums? I expect all of this. It's part of the charm. It is a very steep descent through the village to the harbour. You start of with all... More 

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Address: Address: Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
Phone Number: +44 1237 431781
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Clovelly

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