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Clovelly Village

Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
+44 7974 134701
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Lovely village with an interesting history

Went here when I was younger and glad I went back. Yes, the hill is steep with cobbles but you can... read more

Reviewed today
Mike H
via mobile
Clovelly village - stunning - worth a visit

We visited Clovelly for the day, what a lovely village. The cobbled walk was hard but very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shaun D
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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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Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
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+44 7974 134701
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went here when I was younger and glad I went back. Yes, the hill is steep with cobbles but you can take your time and adds to the character. Had a fantastic cream tea at the cottage tea rooms with absolutely stunning views. Each house...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Clovelly for the day, what a lovely village. The cobbled walk was hard but very enjoyable. The land rover back up to the visitor centre did help. We will definitely be returning for a visit again,it is a place that is almost untouched...More

Thank Shaun D
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Reviewed yesterday

The most delightful thing is to walk slowly (downhill) through the village's streets and look at the houses, all with lovely gardens ornating them.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great old village. We walked down and stopped off to see the donkeys first. Love the donkeys. Then we walk down the high street, popping into the fishers mans house, chapels and the sweet shop. You just have to buy some sweets. We...More

Thank Margaret S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Last time I went here it was just a village anyone could walk through. Now it has been made into a bit of a circus. You have to pay to go in. They have a video, donkey stables, museums, lots of shops, tea rooms, and...More

Thank Freddyminster
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was very nice place to see food drinks on walk down you need to be mindful of the cobbles under foot .a relay love place pub at the bottom that you can stay at if you don't feel like the walk back up there transportation...More

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful picturesque village. Parked in the visitor centre. It will cost you £7.50 per person to go though, however deals are good on family tickets. Trainers are a must though on the cobbles as they are very steep in places and a bit slippy in...More

Thank S_Thomas3Swansea
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Clovelly is unlike any other village, steeped in history. Cobbled street, very steep where deliveries are made by sledge, no cars. Fascinating place

Thank JSB57Rome
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Clovelly is a lovely village but does not warrant the £7.50 entrance fee. A fee you have to pay before you really see what you get for your money. The streets down to the harbour and village are cobbled, extremely steep and slippery. This was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were amazed at the beautiful scenery and quaint buildings in the village admittedly the cobbles are a challenge going up and down so good footwear is preferable but the climb coming back up the hill is worthwhile if you take the time to stop...More

Thank Sonia B
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helen2173
December 18, 2017|
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Response from Jana E | Property representative |
Hello, You are correct! If you are staying at either one of the village hotels you are exempt from paying the admission fee. Kind regards, Jana Edwards
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doreenandjames
September 6, 2017|
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Response from Villan66 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I do not know the answer to that as we always drive there. You may be able to comtact the local bus company for North Devon as Clovelly is just off the A39 which is main road from Bideford to Bude. I would suspect... More
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Jeff050253
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Response from Georgina P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's very animal friendly!
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