Things to see and do - Ilfracombe
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Ilfracombe Travel guide
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This is the most popular seaside resort on the North Devon coast, with its scenery of cliffs and pretty creeks set against a backdrop of attractive wooded hills and valleys. Ilfracombe was originally a trading and fishing port, before attracting holidaymakers in the 19C when access was opened up, by steamship trips to and from Wales, and railway links with the rest of the country.
Tourist attractions Ilfracombe : Things to see and do
GB - Ilfracombe EX34 8AS
The parish church dates from the Norman period (enlarged in the 14C) and has an ancient, elaborately carved wagon roof.
Lantern Hill GB - Ilfracombe EX34 8AS
In the early 14C, the beacon set as a marker on Lantern Hill was replaced by this mariners' chapel which still has a light to guide shipping. From the rock platform on which the chapel stands, there is a good view over most of the harbour and the sea..
Place Ilfracombe GB - Ilfracombe EX34 8AN
In the 19C, the hill between the road and the sea was tunnelled and the cove on the far side made accessible. A sea wall was then built to prevent the tide running out and so provide all day bathing.
26 Broad Street GB - Ilfracombe EX34 9BL
This charming Victorian guest house and restaurant is situated in the heart of Ilfracombe’s picturesque Heritage Harbour and on the route of the South West Coast Path. All rooms feature an en suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and free tea..
Wilder Rd GB - Ilfracombe EX34 9AL
Prix Prices from : 32 £
Part of the Leisureplex Hotel Group, The Imperial Hotel in Ilfracombe is situated right on the seafront just 80 metres from the beach. The hotel has free parking and its own restaurant and cocktail bar. Rooms at the Imperial Hotel have modern en sui..
Wilder Road GB - Ilfracombe EX34 9AF
Prix Prices from : 48 £
In an elegant Victorian building, Grosvenor Hotel offers live entertainment, free parking and home-cooked food. The hotel is situated in Ilfracombe, just a 5-minute walk from the Tunnels Beaches. The bedrooms at Grosvenor are individually decorated..
11 The Quay GB - Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ
Wander down to the harbourside and this smart red building stands out; inside, it's the artwork of owner Damien Hirst which catches the eye. Well-priced, appealing menu of simple, flavoursome dishes, with local produce to the fore.
63 Fore St GB - Ilfracombe EX34 9ED
Once a police station, now a simple little restaurant with exposed stone walls and an intimate feel; personally run by a husband and wife team. Concise, daily changing menu showcases market produce in precise, skilfully executed combinations.