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Westward Ho!

Address: Barnstaple, England
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Ranked #3 of 11 Activities in Barnstaple
Type: Resort Communities, Amusement
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, Amusement
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
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Gateshead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

The Devon cream teas were splendid and the crazy golf entertaining. The beach and it's blue flag (I believe) very pleasant for a seaside picnic but, overall, what a letdown!!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Although the weather was simply offal it was 53 minutes of brilliance as usual. I urge you to visit.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My first visit since pre-WWII. Too overgrown and characterless. Would not wish to stay there now. Can you not count? Therre are more than 50 characters

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