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Westward Ho!

Address: Barnstaple, England
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Ranked #6 of 23 things to do in Barnstaple
Type: Resort communities, Traveler Resources
Owner description: This seaside resort was established in 1863 to commemorate the success of the book by the same name.
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Type: Resort communities, Traveler Resources
Owner description: This seaside resort was established in 1863 to commemorate the success of the book by the same name.
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English first
Bideford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This seaside town has had a lot of improvements over the last few years. There has been a lot of changes and new buildings/restaurants . A great place to live and visit.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Been a few years since last visit loved it then and still do,great scenery and views.What I don't like are those awful apartment blocks that look like they were chucked up,a bit like a sore thumb with no thought for the surrounding !!! WHAT A SHAME

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Cookley, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

went and had another meal at the pier house brill meal 3rd time i have been here and the meals have all been excellent , service is fantastic , they dont rush you and so relaxing.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Bracing, views, bracing, views, bracing, views, bracing, views, good bus service on North Devon wave

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've always like westward ho, great views, plenty to eat drink see If you've never been. Go. Highly recommended

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Westward Ho is another North Devon jewel- fabulous scenery, good eateries, just gorgeous . Ideal for a quiet walk along the cliffs as well as an interesting pebble beach

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visit here for the arcades, & bingo, take ya gran there for a few games and fish n chips for supper, gr8 for all the family.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A lovely beach sandy with sine rock pools. Large beach so you never feel crowded. Clean and tide goes along way out. Seaside shops close to beach along with a small tesco express. One of the nicest beaches I have seen in uk

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Westward Ho! is a mix of Victorian buildings, bungalows, a few original fishermen's cottages, some ultra-modern flats, and several caravan and chalet parks. There a few basic shops and some catering to the holiday-maker. And some fun attractions for children. But you don't go for the shopping, you go for the beautiful flat beach, which is backed by a high... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

On paper, our UK break to Westward Ho! sounded like the perfect getaway – just me, the girlfriend and two weeks of sunshine at the best hotel on the seafront. It was a fortnight of great promise that ultimately ended in nothing but disappointment. The holiday began pleasantly enough with a picnic lunch on the beach followed by a jaunt... More 

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