We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
Phone Number: +44 1237 431781
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 768 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 257
    Excellent
  • 205
    Very good
  • 131
    Average
  • 68
    Poor
  • 107
    Terrible
gorgeous place

Would be worth a 5 star rating were it not for the miserable staff and dismal food at the pub under the hotel. Please offer good but simple food - chips with chips with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Chromedo O
,
Greater London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

768 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had to pay a ridiculous £6.95 each just to walk around a steep but picturesque village! It is recommended for the more active customers, as the village is very steep in most areas with mostly cobbled walkways, which can be slippery when wet. However, there is a Land Rover shuttle service (which you pay extra for!) for those who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had wanted to visit here for some years and i was not disappointed,what a charming little village some of the cottages were open to the public to have a look round.Stopped at the tea rooms halfway down sat outside which looked down to the quaint harbour, could have sat there all day, did think it was busy for a midweek... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Would be worth a 5 star rating were it not for the miserable staff and dismal food at the pub under the hotel. Please offer good but simple food - chips with chips with everything isn't good enough. The catering really let's the whole village down. Other than that its an awesome place, just take some sandwiches.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Once through visitor centre enjoyed the challenge of the steep walk down to lovely harbour. Tea room provided a break with cream tea and the climb upwards didn't seem too bad. Silk shop was interesting and we found that all of the residents were more than willing to chat to us and they provided us with far more facts and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Don't listen to all the grumblers!! This is a place which is unique, not unlike Port Merion. Great atmosphere (we went on a day when a festival was on). Music around the quayside was brilliant. OK, it's hard work getting down to the bottom of the village but the reward is worth it!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Having been to closely many years ago while working I wanted to return with my family. Do not be put off by the thought of paying to see a village, but bring plenty of energy and a sturdy pair of shoes. With the sun shining and a gentle breeze we took on the challenge of walking down into the village.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
liverpool
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Just returned from visiting Clovelly, unfortunately picked a day which rained heavily but didn't put us off, very slippery on the pebbles but managed it ok. Really lovely place, suggest you watch the movie at the centre before walking into the village as it gives good information. We never thought that you would have to pay seven pounds each (approx)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place. We had a lovely pint at the hotel in the harbour. Hard work getting back up the hill!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Novi Sad, null, Serbia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This place looks like a picture frozen in time, like a place from a fairy tale, and I can easily imagine the Snow Queen living there should there ever be snow! Once you step out of the bus, there is a little souvenir shop which offers a wide range of trinkets, books and bags, as well as candles. On the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Didn't plan to come here, just driving along, saw it on the map and thought we would pop in. So it was a bit of a surprise to have to pay to visit but it was good fun, pretty, interesting, enjoyable and good exercise! We even spotted Penelope Keith doing her Hidden Villages bit. Agree with the comments about the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Clovelly Village also viewed

 

Been to Clovelly Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Clovelly Village

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Clovelly Village and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
29 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Clovelly Village staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?