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Address: Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
Phone Number: +44 1237 431781
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Fee: Yes
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Clovelly, North Devon. World famous for our cobbled, traffic-free street,...

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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My Family and I went to Clovelly in July 2016. It is a lovely picturesque village. The views are stunning and if you are into photography the setting is amazing. It was a wet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Oxford, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take good walking shoes as the paths are steep and cobbled. Walking back up the hill is not for the faint hearted, there's a land rover available to ride back for a couple of pounds each. Kids can go free if they sit on an adults lap. Brilliant place to visit the views are fantastic. So very British and quaint... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My Family and I went to Clovelly in July 2016. It is a lovely picturesque village. The views are stunning and if you are into photography the setting is amazing. It was a wet day when we went and the cobbles can be quite slippery so its probably not the best for less able bodied people even though there is... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been here since the late 70's. Kind of lost its charm??? Still worth a visit but prefer Lulworth Cove. Walk down steep village centre to harbour. Ate at pub at bottom - anything here has captive audience so doesn't need to try that hard but it was ok. Walk back tough but do offer paid trips back to top... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning little village. Very quaint and quirky. History buffs will enjoy the 800 years of heritage. Lots of places to eat and drink. I recommend The Red Lion for a quick pint or a light bite. Don't worry if your concerned with the cobbled steep steps for just £1.50 each both ways you can take a ride in a Land... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nicest place in Devon beautiful beach I have came to Devon 7 years running and this place is the beautiful secret of devon, in a different league to any place in Devon.

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suffolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

excellent day out bit expensive to get in but if you drive down to the bottom you bypass the entrance, park at the hotel carpark go in and have a drink cheaper way to do it

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Thank backseatbiker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delightfully picturesque location. Quaint but very steep cobbled streets with stunning views. Make sure you have sturdy sensible footwear though.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

be warned, you need to have good health and be fit to get up and down this mountain hike, cobbles are uneven and sharp, wear stout shoes! take your own drinks if an early or late traveller, as shops open a few hours only either side of mid-day

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

U can not miss this place. Small, great old village with no car access. There is free car park in front of visitor's centre which was closed when I arrived. I noticed they charge £7.00 which is very strange to me as how can u pay for visiting a village where people live normal life. Do you pay £7.00 on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A Steep walk down to the Harbour and not told before hand that you can get a jeep back up the hill at £2.50 Only heard from people on the way down the hill. Why the £7.00 charge is necessary remains to be seen. Perhaps the owners can reply apparently one person owns the whole place. If i was five... More 

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