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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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Clovelly harbour Christmas lights and carol service

Came here on Dec 4th to support the RNLI and attend the carol singing, Christmas lights switch on and firework display. Clovelly never disappoints with a pretty houses clustered... read more

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here on Dec 4th to support the RNLI and attend the carol singing, Christmas lights switch on and firework display. Clovelly never disappoints with a pretty houses clustered each side of the steep cobbled main street. As the sun went down we walked down towards the harbour and joined in with the silver band and local primary school children... More 

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Dursley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Please can someone explain why it is appropriate to charge £7 a head to visit a village? We arrived to find a deserted car park (apart from some scruffy,apparently abandoned cars and workers vehicles), outlets in the car park shut and an uninspiring visitor centre. All we wanted to do was walk through the village to the coast path having... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful town that I have visited before - it really is so picturesque Everyone should visit here the walk up and down the hill is a bit tiring however you can always use the Land Rover as a way of preventing yourself getting tired or with wheelchairs or pushchairs The sea front is beautiful as is the... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely should have reduced entry prices £14 for myself and husband to walk down to sit on the harbour wall and eat our picnic. Only the pub was open,quaint little village especially without the crowds but please address entry prices

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling around Cornwall and Devon in November you get to see some of the lovely villages without the huge crowds. We do not expect to see everywhere open for business as a lot of the shops and tearooms close up. My partner had not seen Clovelly and I was a small child last time i went so off we went.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was gorgeous but I think I paid too much as there were no activities nor people around. A grueling trek down cobblestone steps mot to mention the way back up. Probably more activity during the season but everything but the main gift shop was closed

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were passing by Clovelly last Sunday and decided to call in for lunch.Having visited before and paid (which I did not mind the first time), I hoped to just walk down the road to it this time. We were shouted at by a rude man in the car park. His attitude was so bad that we left. What a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the entrance/shop in thick fog and rain looking forward to a hot lunch at the pub/hotel at the bottom of the hill. We were then informed that we would have to pay £7.00 each for the privilige of walking down! How very short sighted of the owners, the pub missed out on two hungry diners.. who, in... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real gem, a must visit location but pricey at £7 per person. We were unfortunate to visited on a wet day, but had little difficulty working our way down and back on the cobbled stones. You will be transformed back a 100 years instantaneously:in this picture postcard village, what a treasure..

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somewhat surprised to be charged £7 adult entrance fee (no concessions) to walk through the village, allegedly a fee for the upkeep of the estate. Most of the shops were closed and the whole village looked tired with dead window boxes and lack of maintenance. The harbour was festooned with sad looking Christmas decorations. Not good value!

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