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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 and quaint

loved the donkeys and the pottery, the village is stunning with an equally stunning quay/harbour area. should not be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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salisbury
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

loved the donkeys and the pottery, the village is stunning with an equally stunning quay/harbour area. should not be missed.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely day out to Clovelly. Visited as a child, but didn't remember much other than the donkeys - unfortunately as we were out of season they weren't around this time!! Enjoyed the day, even thought the weather was rather disappointing. I'm sure our photos would have looked just that little bit better with some blue sky! Walk back up not... More 

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely village. Feels untouched and is great to experience a place without cars and noise. Well worth a visit

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Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

When we arrived and entered the visitor's center, we were greeted by Joan Edwards. She was so friendly and pointed out particular things not to miss. She even recommended a cliff walk which we took after visiting the village. It was lovely! For my friend and I, Joan and her friendly welcome, was the icing on the cake for a... More 

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Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a lovely place. The walk to the harbour is steep and quite tricky in places, but the views are worth it. Make sure to have a pint in the Pub before attempting the walk back up.

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ClovellyVillage, Social Media Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to Clovelly Village. What a good idea to enjoy some sustenance before ambling back up the cobbles! Our Red Lion Hotel dates back to the 18th century and stands on the quay alongside Clovellys ancient working harbour. The New Inn has welcomed visitors since the 17th century and is situated half... More 

Koumala, Queensland, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Oh my goodness! What a find! Don't bother if you cannot manage steep slopes, or have a pram. The cobbled streets of this village are almost vertical! Getting past that, this village is so interesting, especially because people still live there. If you love history, go there.

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ClovellyVillage, Social Media Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of your recent visit to Clovelly Village. I note that you are from Australia, so rather a long distance to travel, but we hope that you will visit Clovelly again in the future ~ Meanwhile, perhaps you would like to take a look at our ClovellyVillage Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pages which... More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had been looking forward to this trip for a long time and unfortunately I can safely say that I will not be returning. The hotel I stayed at (New Inn Hotel) was pleasant, but with regards to Clovelly village there really isn't much to see or do! You could walk the entire village in 15 minutes. There's a small... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was a tad surprised to find out there was a fee to visit......paying some rich person to get richer! We arrived in the car park and I thought I was going into a theme park!!! A huge, totally out of character entrance building housed the usual tacky sea side gifts. The village was fairly quaint, but DEAD! I felt... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A beautiful day between two wet ones and it was my birthday. We didn't plan to go into Clovelly but we were passing so thought we'd take a look and once in the car park decided to pay the £6.75 each entry fee. We were a tad disappointed that much was closed and the land rovers weren't running too take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

After driving for miIes to get here, I grant you this is a beautiful place and no way commercial once you get out of the visitor centre itself, however most of it was closed, yes it was a Sunday and in March, but to charge nearly £7 per person for the privilege of closure is very naughty, If you are... More 

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