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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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Paignton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Although a lovely place to visit, it was the people who made this place outstanding. If i could give 10 stars to Joan on reception I would. After a hard day she still gave a smile that put the sun in the shade and was the consummate professional. I hope she was successful tracing the person who lost the money... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This beautiful coastal village is a little piece of history, apparently unchanged for centuries. There is an entrance fee of £6.75 per adult but I understand that this is used towards the upkeep which is fair enough and my husband and I spent a magical 3-4 hours there on a beautiful September day. We were warned that that the cobbled... More

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dorset
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21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We wanted to visit the village but I had no idea you had to pay to see it. It seems a high price to me. We are on a tight holiday budget this time and didn't want to spend that just to see the village. Such a shame, but we were not the only ones who turned away.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A pretty place and a good way to keep fit. The people working there were friendly. I didn't like the flies around the fudge in the shopping area! It was quite busy. As a "senior" I wouldn't like the go there if it was wet because of the slippery cobbles and the risk of falling

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Clovelly is a fantastic time capsule, I've been enjoying it on and off each year for the last 50 or so. On this trip dad (Jack) mentioned in passing that he first came here in 1937! That's 77 years! The walk down is challenging but not as hard as the return trip, don't worry there is an optional £2.50 Landrover... More

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great place and stunning views over the bay. Walk down very steep and you do have the choice of a land rover ride back up, extra charge, but we walked back up, hard work with two little ones but we did it. Donkey rides were a bit chaotic and we ended up giving them a miss as there didn't seem... More

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

We are so pleased to hear that you think Clovelly Village is a lovely place! Well done for walking back up the cobbled street with two little ones… We do hope you rewarded yourself with a Clovelly Cream Tea! Thank you for your feedback regarding the donkey rides ~ The donkeys are a must-see part of any family visit to... More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

There is large car park at the entrance to Clovelly. You pay an entry fee of £6.00 or so for an adult. It is as though time has stood still ... a step back in time. A steep walk on cobbles to get to the Harbour but definitely worth it. There is a sense of achievement when you reach the... More

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

Many thanks for writing this excellent review of your recent trip to Clovelly Village. You mention the feeling of being taken back in time when walking down the cobbled street, so we do hope you found time to visit the Kingsley Museum and Fisherman's Cottage and were able to enjoy the fascinating information and old photographs that give a vivid... More

Dover, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A stunning little village, Steep hill, but you can get a lift back up to the top via land rover for only £2.50 pp. great little pub and ice cream parlour at the harbour at the bottom, well worth the money just for the sheer beauty of it. A very interesting place.

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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 and for including the beautiful photograph too! We are delighted to hear that you think the village is stunningly beautiful and we look forward to seeing you again. Ellie Clovelly Village Social Media Manager More

Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What an enchanting place to visit! Coming to Clovelly made our 'history' a reality as we experienced what life was like for past generations. Well worth a visit and our 2 year old loved walking down the cobbles, especially as he got to sit on the donkey! Moments after meeting Jana (a captivating and slightly crazy Canadian lady and superstar... More

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

We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your time in Clovelly and that you strongly recommend Clovelly village guided tours. You're quite right, Jana is a mine of information about village history and tradtitions, she gives valuable insight into what makes Clovelly such a unique place to visit in North Devon. Thank you for your excellent review ~ We trust... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Once you've got down the steep cobble street (be careful and wear senseable footwear) its interesting to see how its built into the harbour and cliff the waterfull is not worth the pain to get too over the stones. The pub has no character but its one of those places you are gald you've seen

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

We are delighted to hear that you’re pleased you have been to Clovelly Village! You’re quite right, the famous cobbled street is rather steep, so we definitely advise our visitors to wear sensible shoes when walking through the village to the harbour. We are sorry to hear that you felt the pub you visited was lacking in character. You’ve not... More

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