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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: We are closed from October 19th 2014 . We look forward to seeing you Easter 2015. Please always check our opening times,... more » Owner description: We are closed from October 19th 2014 . We look forward to seeing you Easter 2015. Please always check our opening times, which are to be found on our website. 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, North Devon. It is open for guided tours by the family who run the mill and tea rooms, and is currently being renovated to be able to mill flour using the water wheel.We currently make our own flour here using the black stone mill. A Whole meal flour made from organic wheat which is sold in the gift shop. Opposite the mill is the Tea Rooms, where we sell a large 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. « less
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Ranked #2 of 11 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 11 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #4 of 11 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 11 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 11 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 11 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 11 attractions in Ilfracombe
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 11 attractions in Ilfracombe
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Ranked #10 of 11 attractions in Ilfracombe
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Owner description: This 3.2 mile route on the South West Coast Path travels through a long wooded valley to The Torrs, a rugged area also known... more » Owner description: This 3.2 mile route on the South West Coast Path travels through a long wooded valley to The Torrs, a rugged area also known as 'The Seven Hills' with tremendous views across the Bristol Channel. Any walk around the town features steep gradients, but the magnificent cliff scenery towering above the picturesque harbour makes it worth the effort. « less