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Address: Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
Phone Number: +44 1237 431781
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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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Picturesque village, but NOT suitable for buggies

Clovelly Village is a nice place and ok for a half day visit and the price is reasonable if you compare to other places where old villages have been preserved like Port Merrion... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Clovelly Village is a nice place and ok for a half day visit and the price is reasonable if you compare to other places where old villages have been preserved like Port Merrion. However, if you are thinking of taking a buggy DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT IT. It is simply not suitable, you will have to jostle the buggy up... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We arrived thinking we would pay for car parking and walk down to the village, we were very wrong. We arrived just before 4pm and walked to admission area. We were met by a group of about 12 people just as shocked at us at the nearly £7 pp to visit. A group had decided to walk down the road... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

one of the prettiest villages I have seen . the walk down is very steep, wouldn't like to try it on a wet day !! cobbled streets, beautifully kept cottages and gardens . if you don't fancy the walk up thankfully at the bottom there are landrovers and for a small charge you can ride up and save your legs... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I am amazed to hear the owners of Clovelly are charging an admission to enter the village, I have memories of clovelly when I was employed as a holiday coach driver back in the 1980s. Many of my passengers always enjoyed their visit this included myself I never had any bad comments from my passengers it was a visit enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On a glorious day. Myself, wife, I and our 12 year old daughter spent a few hours soaking up one of the delights of Devon. Arriving to a warm welcome and advice on the village, with a quiz in hand. We had a lazy wander through the cobble streets having a go at pottery making and painting £10 for two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very pretty village hanging on the side of the coast with a steep path down to the tiny harbour. (Not a place for buggies as we saw a few turn round). Don't miss the waterfall further along the cobbled beach. Not much to do for children, we tried crabbing with no success. It was also quite expensive, although we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Bude and Clovelly is one of those picturesque villages that you only find in seaside locations so we decided to go visit. We hadn't particularly researched it (as its a village we don't generally check out reviews for towns!) but had seen pictures of it and also noted a lot of signage was up for a... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very, very steep down to the bottom with cobbles, thought it might be difficult but it wasn't, got the truck back up. Very quaint, with lots of small shops.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

So much to do here, a lovely place, beautiful views and great walks along the beach. Don't spend all your money in the visitor centre as there is loads more to see in the village as you walk down the cobbled streets well worth the entry fee, and there is a landrover too if you can't manage it back up... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Clovelly is a great place to go if you have money to burn. It is overpriced as was pretty much everything else. That said it is very picturesque when you make it down to the harbour but I did feel we were ripped off. The only thing worth its money was the landrover ride back up - the cobbles are... More 

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