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Worth the walk

Not just a chapel, but, also a lighthouse. Amazing to think that at one time a family with up to 14... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Penelope J
Stockport, United Kingdom
Worth the climb

It is a bit of a climb up but certainly worth it for the views you get. Lady there to give any... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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All reviews worth the climb rotary club interesting history steep walk short climb well worth the effort working lighthouse great views from the top hill overlooking well worth a visit ilfracombe harbour lovely little place verity statue bristol channel donation worship davey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its an exilerating walk pretty steep and it can be windy but with great views across the Channel when you get there. The Chapel is the icing on the cake.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

Looks lovely, sadly due to mobility issues I could not walk to the top to see it, but from what I could see looks like it’s worth a look.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kim C
Reviewed December 27, 2018

We went up to see the church on a wet and windy day even though we knew it was closed. The views were breathtaking. Will go again to see inside the church.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank theresa b
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

After a sharp, steep incline, you reach the Chapel which overlooks the wide bay and horizon. Said to be currently the oldest lighthouse in Great Britain, it was shame we couldn’t enter on this day - it was closed and we visited on a bleak...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greg W
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Not just a chapel, but, also a lighthouse. Amazing to think that at one time a family with up to 14 children lived in it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Penelope J
Reviewed October 17, 2018

It is a bit of a climb up but certainly worth it for the views you get. Lady there to give any additional information

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pamhogg45
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A steep walk up a slope to the top ( there are seats to rest) what a view of the surrounding area, on a clear day you can see for miles and the Isle of Lundy , trips are available during the year but in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter D
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This place dates back to 1321 as a place of worship for the people of Ilfracombe. it has also at times been a home, a reading room and a library. It is currently run by the local Rotary Club to raise funds for charities. it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This chapel was once owned by the Davey family and is now currently maintained by the Rotary club. It has a very interesting history and wonderful views across the harbour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Free entry (donations accepted) and a interesting exhibits. Ascent is steep, but taken in stages its doable. Great views from the top. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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