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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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Pretty, steep and expensive

We all know Clovelly's charms lie in its quaint houses lying alongside its steep cobbled main street but in May 2015 it cost £6.95 per person to visit the village. As there were 7... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We all know Clovelly's charms lie in its quaint houses lying alongside its steep cobbled main street but in May 2015 it cost £6.95 per person to visit the village. As there were 7 adults in our party we tried the alternative route outlined on a Youtube clip 'Visiting Clovelly for free' so saving ourselves nearly £50. You park in... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I do no understand why this was so expensive to walk around a village. The whole place is beautiful and is set in lovely scenery, the village itself is quaint and the hill is not for the faint hearted as it is steep and cobbled. It is very commercial on the entrance with shops etc and has become more of... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A hidden gem. Quaint, Devon fishing village accessed via steep cobbled streets and 173 steps. These can be very slippy if wet and stout shoes are needed at all times. There is a Pub half way down and another at the bottom in the Harbour. During the holiday season a Land Rover is available to take visitors down or up... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we visited on a drizzly day where walking down a steep cobbles path for half a mile was lnot fun and spoiled the visit for me. My legs were like jelly when we finally got to the bottom.... And once you get half way down you just have to keep going! There is a landrover ride up and down... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The walk down is over cobbled streets and adds character. The village is quaint. The harbour is a lovely place to while away an hour, we took a short boat trip in a rowing boat with a motor, the captain was very pleasant and a great source of information. The tea shops offer lovely cream teas. The gift shops were... More 

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic unspoilt village. Remember to wear good walking shoes as the cobbles can be slippery and they are very steep. Take a camera as the views down to the sea are wonderful. Don't necessarily stop at the first place to east as there are many more.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Whilst staying for a short break fairly locally we found a leaflet for this village in our holiday cottage and decided to visit. Boy, are we glad we did! We parked (free), entered the Visitor Centre and Gift Shop to pay (£6.95 per adult which goes towards maintaining the village as it's privately owned) and then descended down a pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a friendly clean village that is well run with all of the facilities that visitors need for a happy day out. The village is in a pretty cove with stunning views but it should be noted that visitors need to be fairly fit in order to take full advantage of the attraction. There is a lot of interesting... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Clovelly village is extremely pretty and the having read up on it before we went, knew about the steepness of the cobbled street down into the village. I thought the entrance fee was a little high. I did think that the few shops were a little tacky. The café in the visitor's centre let the day down as we asked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Staying in the area we decided to visit clovelly upon recommendation from family friends. Even before we arrived into the main car park it all seemed a bit odd; the road signs are very firm in instructing that vehicles MUST turn a certain way - leading to the car park. The other way was for 'residents only'. Intrigued, we went... More 

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