Arlington Court Arlington EX31 4LP (21 miles) is an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, a complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over five hundred years. The collection consists of treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, collected over several generations. The house itself, built in 1823 and extended in 1860, has an austere facade. However, inside the cosy rooms purvey a homely, family atmosphere.
The Carriage Museum in the stables has a vehicle for every occasion from cradle to grave. Currently on loan from the Houses of Parliament is the Speaker’s State Coach, a glorious, gilded carriage with over 300 years of history.
Barnstaple Antique & Collectors Fair - The Cedars Hotel, Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 2HE (12 miles)
Approximately 25 stalls at a regular monthly well established venue, selling jewellery, china, pottery, glass, books, silver, coins, linens, woodware, & small furniture. Open 10.00 am until 4.00 pm. Admission is free.
There's something for everyone at Barnstaple's historic Pannier Market
Operating six days a week through most of the year the market offers a huge range of exciting fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, a fantastic range of antiques and collectables for all those Bargain Hunters among you and much much more.
With a proud history and tradition the market has been voted amongst the top ten food markets in the country and any visit will bring the chance to enjoy this famous old building and to sample the friendly atmosphere generated by the traders and shoppers alike.
Bellbrook Valley Trout Fishery, Bellbrook Farm, Oakford, Tiverton, EX16 9EX
"Bellbrook is an exclusive fishery set in one of Devon's most picturesque valleys. Our philosophy is to provide select and rewarding fly-fishing in natural, unspoiled surroundings. We have a huge range of fishing options available, from wild stream fishing for natural browns to our super-specimen lake stocked with 1 in 5 doubles. The choice is yours...." (26.6 miles)
Quince Honey Farm – South Molton, Devon EX36 3AZ
Founded in 1949 the farm has grown over the years until today it is the largest honey farm in the country. You can view the complete story of honey production and beeswax from the hive to the finished product. (12 miles)
The Big Sheep - Bideford, Devon, EX39 5AP
One of the west country's premiere indoor adventure playgrounds for children of all ages from 1 to 100! A working farm turned wacky tourist attraction. Combining traditional rural crafts, such as dog trailing and shearing, and it's onsite real ale brewery, with hilarious novelties such as sheep racing and duck trialing. Hours of entertainment is guaranteed for all ages whatever the weather - huge undercover areas! It'll be the BEST day of your holiday baa none! (19.5 miles)
Cobbaton Combat Collection 'Military museum and tourist attraction, EX37 9RZ
This North Devon collection covers mostly World War Two and the years 1939 - 1945, but with exhibits from the Boer War right up to the First Gulf War. Ranging from military surplus British Army - plus Canadian and Russian Forces - tanks, guns, helmets, artillery, grenades, and bombs to Home Front ration books, gas masks, ARP and Home Guard uniforms and blackout lamps.' (7 miles)
Stafford Moor Fisheries – Dolton, Devon EX19 8PP
Andy and Debbie Seery would like to invite you to experience the unique atmosphere of Stafford Moor. A mature sixty seven acre estate surrounded with huge pine trees hides thirty five acres of heavily stocked lakes, luxurious Canadian lodges and some of the most amazing coarse and specimen fishing in the south west of England.(6 miles)
Weirmarsh Farm – Umberleigh, Devon EX37 9BN
Weirmarsh farm restaurant located on the A377 Umberleigh, Devon is a family run restaurant and offers its diners a unique experience, mixing homely surroundings with great home cooked, fresh and local food. (3.7 miles)
Libbaton Golf Club - High Bickington, Nr Umberleigh, Devon EX37 9BS
A long 18 hole parkland course, perfect for visiting golfers - (no handicap certificate required) - 6400yds par 73. Club house open to non-members, food served all day. (1.6 miles)
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park – Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0NG
The land that time forgot. A sub tropical paradise with exotic birds and animals and the most realistic Dinosaurs on the Planet! Daily Sea lion Shows, Falconry Displays, Lemur Encounters and magnificent Lions. Spectacular lightshow, Earthquake Canyon Train Ride, Tropical Butterfly House and 'Tomb of the Pharaohs'. (23.6 miles)
Exmoor Zoo - South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Devon EX31 4SG
There is only one place you are guaranteed to see the elusive Exmoor Beast and that is in the grounds of Exmoor Zoo. The beast is one of the zoos many highlights. It is a rather large black leopard that is likely to spot you before you see her! Discover whether wild beasts really do roam the moors and decide for yourself whether the stories are fact or legend! Exmoor Zoo is an award winning zoo set in a delightful location. (23.7 miles)
Lynmouth & Lynton Lift Co, The Cliff Railway, The Esplanade, Lynmouth, North Devon, EX35 6EQ No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth would be complete without a trip on the world famous Cliff Railway – it's the best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns. It will be one of the highlights of the day – for Mums, Dads and the Kids! (31 miles)
Westward Ho! Beach - Flag Beach Bideford, Devon EX39 1HU
Westward Ho! was named after the book of the same name written by Charles Kingsley in the mid 1800s. It has two miles of sandy beach known as the Golden Bay, and is famous for its Pebble Ridge. (19.4 miles)
Collacott Equestrian Centre - South Molton, Devon EX37 9TP
Our B.H.S. qualified staff offer high quality Devon riding lessons and cater for the needs of the beginner to the experienced rider on horses that have been selected for their all-round ability and temperament. (7.8 miles)
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre – Appledore, Devon EX39 1NG,
Get wet, climb high, stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre will give you a day to remember. Play as a family or leave the adults at home, either way everyone can find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter at Skern. (19.8 miles)
The Puffing Billy - Great Torrington Devon EX38 8JB
The premises themselves are in a Victorian railway station, one of only two remaining terminal stations for the Atlantic Coast Express route.
The station building has been lovingly and sympathetically brought back to life. The building plays host to a number of interesting bits of railwayana, it also retains many of the original features of its past life as well as now being bathed in a warm pallet of colours to complement its character. On the disused railway line beside the café there is vintage railway carriage and two engines under restoration by The Tarka Valley Railway Group, which are open on every Thursday and weekends in the summer. The Tarka Valley Railway Group are charity formed with a view to restoring the railway.
At the station you will find a selection of seated areas including dining space, more laid back sofa seating as well as a wonderful garden. On those chilly days the fire is always lit to make sure you have the warmest of welcomes.As well as serving great food and having a relaxed atmosphere you will also find our walls adorned with a wonderful selection of artwork, we are lucky enough to play host to a wide range of touring exhibitions.
Clovelly Estate - Near Bideford Devon EX39 5TA is home to the Rous family and has been for over 400 years. From Elizabethan times until today, it has remained in private ownership. Consequently this has helped preserve its originality and atmosphere. The village remains a fully functioning working fishing village, clinging to a 400 foot cliff, overlooking Bideford Bay. It has no vehicular traffic on its steeply cobbled street, just donkeys and sledges. Donkeys used to be the main form of transport for centuries. These days the main role for them is to give children rides during the summer or posing for photographs in the street, whilst enjoying their retirement. The man-powered sledges transport all goods to and from the village, from groceries to furniture. Moving house in the village is a very demanding proposition. This might partly explain the generations of families that are living here today.
Castle Drogo - Drewsteignton, near Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB
High above the ancient woodlands of the Teign Gorge stands Castle Drogo. Inspired by the rugged Dartmoor tors that surround it, the castle was designed and built by renowned 20th-century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Nothing is normal at Drogo, as the castle is currently undergoing a major conservation project to save it, by making it watertight.
There are miles of pathways to explore in the Teign Gorge from along the bubbling river to Wooston hillfort, high above the gorge.