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Best things to do in Ilfracombe

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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Please always check our opening times, which are to be found on our website. Open days until 19TH OCTOBER 2014 are Fri, Sat,... more » Owner description: Please always check our opening times, which are to be found on our website. Open days until 19TH OCTOBER 2014 are Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-5pm. Winter closure 20 October until Easter 2015. Whether you're hiking from point A to point B, you're interested in the Mill, or you were lured in by the smell of Kathy's latest cakes, Hele mill is a relaxing, interesting and child-friendly place to visit. Hele Corn Mill (or,'Old Corn Mill') is a working museum in Hele, Ilfracombe, North Devon. The mill produces wholemeal, stoneground flour, using the water wheel when there is adequate water or on the 1920's Blackstone mill. Milling days are advertised on our website. Opposite the mill is the Tearooms, where we sell a range of home-made cakes, slices, cream teas and light refreshments. Please park in Beach road car park near the dog friendly beach and walk across road to the footpath by the bus stop. This is the prettiest way to the mill but unsuitable for push chairs and disabled (pedestrian entry via Cornmill Close). « less
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: A local independently-run museum with an eclectic flavour, Ilfracombe museum has eight rooms filled with treasures. We have... more » Owner description: A local independently-run museum with an eclectic flavour, Ilfracombe museum has eight rooms filled with treasures. We have natural history specimens from around the world and plenty to see about Ilfracombe's past. Come and experience a museum that is unique and family-friendly. Children can explore our insect, bat and spider specimens, have a go at a dinosaur quiz, or send Morse code messages. Try your hand at brass rubbing, or browse our great value gift shop. We also have extensive photographic and family history resources for Ilfracombe. Our museum is a perfect all-weather attraction and can be easily accessed by wheelchair. Pay parking adjacent at the Landmark theatre. Children under 16 FREE, £3 for adults, £2.50 concessions. « less
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Castles; Cultural
Owner description: With an enchanting mix of children's activities and nostalgic blasts from the past, Watermouth Castle appeals to kids from 1... more » Owner description: With an enchanting mix of children's activities and nostalgic blasts from the past, Watermouth Castle appeals to kids from 1 to 100 years of age! Welcome to one of Devon's premier tourist attractions. « less
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: This exciting and award winning, all weather, educational attraction provides a fascinating insight into the watery world of... more » Owner description: This exciting and award winning, all weather, educational attraction provides a fascinating insight into the watery world of North Devon. The aquarium houses a diverse collection of local aquatic life in beautifully recreated natural habitats. The exhibits provide visitors with a unique zoned journey experience starting from the source of an Exmoor stream, down river to an estuary, local rockpool, Ilfracombe Harbour to Lundy and its marine reserve. Complimentary children's quizzes following fun trails are offered on entry.The aquarium also has a funky fish gift shop and a cafe, selling locally sourced delicious items. « less
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: History Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
A wildlife park that demonstrates how life was for the dinosaurs.
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Ranked #8 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe
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Ranked #10 of 10 attractions in Ilfracombe