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Address: Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
Phone Number: +44 1237 431781
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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.
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Utterly disgraceful rip off. Money-grabbing medieval style feudalism.

Bottom Line, go elsewhere, like Boscastle where there is no entry fee, only reasonable car parking charges, an idyllic village with nice walks, charming villagers who welcome you... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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UK/Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Bottom Line, go elsewhere, like Boscastle where there is no entry fee, only reasonable car parking charges, an idyllic village with nice walks, charming villagers who welcome you and several really nice gift shops/potters/Leather-workers (amongst others) selling really nice traditional gifts. Very nice little cafe and stunning views. We visited Devon again for my Father's birthday as a family, retracing... More 

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London, uk
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I know what you're thinking because I thought it too - £6.75 to get in village? Hang on... I LIVE in a village - why would I pay to just visit a village? But I honestly think Clovelly is absolutely worth it. This is an incredible place! It's so beautiful, once you're past the big visitor centre and into the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited especially for the pancake reaves on Shove Tuesday, and we weren't disappointed. Our children aged 3,5, 10 and 11 enjoyed running down the steep cobbles with clattering tin cans (to chase the devil into the sea) and then be rewarded with a pancake and toppings of their choice at the pub in the harbour at the end. We... More 

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Bristol
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7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved this amazingly unique place :) Just beautiful and everyone should visit at least once, miss it and you will definitely miss out. Not for the infirm though due to its steep street and pebbled pathways, make sure you wear walking boots.

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Pool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Having visited Clovelly a few times but not for about four years, we thought we would revisit as we were back in the area for the weekend. It was beautiful clear Saturday and we enjoyed the walk down and picnicked on the harbour wall with the children. We enjoyed the walk back up although it is a little challenging for... More 

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Tintagel, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Its one of the most beautiful places in the world. Unspoilt stunning village and harbour but read my review before having lunch in the Red lion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We visited with family who live in bideford and had a great day. Coming from Australia it was completely foreign to us but was a good look at a living history. Hard to believe that they built a town in such an arduous place. We felt that the price for entry was quite reasonable and the cold fog and rain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What can I say but a truly pretty place the walk was steep to get down the jetty and water but so very pretty all the cobbles also saw donkeys there a little fishermans cottage you can look round and a little church once we were down the bottom we had a cream tea and a sit in the sun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited here early morning on a cold day. Lady on the till very friendly and the lady in the coffee shop too. We skipped the film and cracked on with the visit. Went to see the donkeys first, but only saw 1, and he looked a little lame to be honest, but then so was I by the end... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very disappointing to be ripped off for the full entry price (or any entry charge) to visit this village. The visitor is greeted by a ghastly 'visitor centre' selling loads of tat not remotely relevant to Clovelly (plastic dinosaurs, rubber spiders?), some kind of film show and an uninvitiing cafe. The village itself was pretty grim - even on a... More 

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