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Clovelly Village

Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
+44 1237 431781
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Clovelly
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Clovelly, North Devon. World famous for our cobbled, traffic-free street, donkeys, sledges and historic harbour. The stunning views, peaceful... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We walked to Clovelly from Bucks Cross so came in on Hobby Drive and avoided the visitor centre. Still had the steep walk down to the harbour though. Quiet when we were there mid October, must be murder in the summer when the large car park is full and they have to use the overflow parking. As we were quite... More

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

What a great day! Took my daughter and two young grand daughters here, was their favourite of the week, both had a donkey ride, and were able to brush them, and visit inside the stables.They also painted their own pottery in the little pottery shop, and took home a pretty trinket pot each. A very pretty village, which I visited... More

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Woolacombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Sadly we are unable to walk down Clovelly anymore but the visitors we take there all enjoy the village and spectacular views. We wait in the visitors centre (no charge) and browse around the shops or sit in the café and have a tea or coffee. If you talk to the staff they are all very friendly and helpful especially... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Visited clovelly today,totally shocked at how grotty and and unclean it was,parked in the anglers car park as not to be ripped off paying £13.50 as I only live 10 miles away find it insulting. On walking onto the back beach was confronted with an awful stench and sight of dozens of dead fish heads and bodies strewn everywhere. Worse... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've never heard of a village where you have to enter and exit via the gift shop. The fee to get in is a joke, I can't understand how they can justify £7 per person to walk up and down a cobbled street with a variety of incredibly overpriced gift shops selling a random collection of generic tourist trinkets and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I last visited Clovelly in the 1980's before the present visitor's centre was constructed. So, what's different 35 years later? On the road in, you'll notice Clovelly Court Gardens on the left. Well, Clovelly itself, is a carefully maintained time capsule so you wouldn't expect anything to have changed. Personally, I hate the visitor's centre. I think it's an abomination.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

The entrance fee appears somewhat steep but I felt that the cost of upkeeping these buildings more than makes up for that and the fact I'm intruding into the lives of the villagers the £6.75 eased my conscience. The gift shop I didn't pay much attention too nor the cafe as it was all a bit new and comercialised for... More

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Devon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We decided today to visit Clovelly as it was the last day of our holiday We came here many years ago when the children were young And fell in love with it. What a disappointment today £13.50 to enter a village we was shocked The village has deteriorated from 25 years ago I don't know what person came up with... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Although we had been there before, we stopped off for a few hours at Clovelly in September as the weather was dry and sunny. We wouldn't advise going there if it is wet, as the walk down to the harbour could be very slippery; sensible shoes are required in all weathers. The walk down is very pretty but steep. There... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Having visited the lovely village of Clovelly many years ago when our children were young, we decided to return now we are retired and while we were on holiday in Devon for a week. We never got there........ we were shocked to discover you can only enter the village through the Visitors Centre for a fee of £6.75 per adult... More

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