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Clovelly Village

Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
(01237) 431 781
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Ranked #6 of 8 attractions in Clovelly
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Fee: Yes
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Having visited Clovelly more years ago than I care to remember exactly the village is still as picturesque as I recall. The visitor centre is large and filled with all manner of souvenirs but is exceedingly hot on a very warm summers day. As you will be aware the village is privately owned and personally I feel the entry fee... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It may well be a public thoroughfare, but the village of Clovelly is privately owned and we had no problem paying an entrance fee towards the upkeep of this little village. We have no judgement about other people's decisions. Although we were fine to walk down the steep cobbled path, it is good to know that a landrover trip is... More

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I loved my visit to clovelly. The walk down to the harbour was an experience I will not forget. There was loads to see once we got down to the harbour as there was a festival on so we where fully entertained. We ate in a cafe on the way back up very good value for money big portions.so yes... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wifey and I visited first thing on a bright sunny day. Worth watching the video which is shown in the Visitor Centre (downstairs to your right passed the loos). Automatically starts - we saw the first showing at 10am and lasts about 20 minutes. Gives a good historic account of the place. Next we did the steep walk down to... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited Clovelly village for the second time whilst on holiday recently, what a fascinating place to come back too. There are not many places you can see of this calibre, the beauty of the small cottages and cobbled streets all stacked in history at every corner. The views across the Harbour are superb, the real treat for our family... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Drove here not realising you had to pay to visit this "village". What a rip off and from the other poor reviews were pleased we didn't bother! We're from North Yorkshire where we have Runswick Bay, Robinhoods Bay, Staithes etc. Didn't realise how spoilt we were having such beautiful coastal villages which don't charge for the privilege of walking down... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We met Joan who works at the visitors centre in Clovelly the other day.It was a pleasure to learn about the contribution the centre makes to the people of the village. Joan described how in touch she feels with Clovellys history especially when viewing the large portrait contained in the New Inns restaurant. Thanks Joan,you are clearly someone who feels... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited Clovelly with my partner's elderly mother, we realised the walk downhill would be too much for her so she took the land rover (£2.50 each way, expensive!) and met us at the harbour. We walked down but didn't stop to look at anything as we didn't want her on her own for too long. We soon realised that... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Loved everything about it! The village itself was so different to anywhere I have been before. The views were fabulous!

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Birmingham, England
13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visited Clovelly after my mom had been recommended it for years, and it lived up to, and exceeded expectation. A very pretty village and traditionally English. Tea and scones are a must whilst enjoying the the views around. The hill is very steep to walk down and up so need to be able bodied. There is also a Land Rover... More

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