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Nearby attractions

The nearest town is Great Torrington, an unspoilt town built on high ground above the River Torridge, and is a 15 minute drive from here.  With historic links to the Civil War, Torrington was a Cavalier stronghold, but Berry Castle Hillfort, in Huntshaw Woods, takes you further back, to the Iron Age, with information boards located around the site. Another leading tourist attraction is Dartington Crystal where visitors can see craftsmen blowing and shaping glass, follow the history of glassmaking and maybe buy some beautiful pieces.

 

The town has a good selection of individual shops, a friendly atmosphere, and some good pubs.

 

About a mile from Great Torrington is the spectacular RHS Rosemoor Gardens with arboretum and herbaceous borders in a breathtaking setting by the River Torridge.

Holsworthy is a 20 minute drive, South. Similar to Torrington, it has a range of independent shops and a Waitrose.

 

There are many villages to visit on the North Devon coast including picturesque Clovelly built on a steep hillside above the sea, beautiful Appledore with it’s colourful fishermen’s cottages, famous Lynton and Lynmouth with the cliff-top railway, and Hartland Point with its breathtaking sea and coastal views.

Our location means that we are not far from many of the North Cornwall attractions and beaches. Bude is the closest, with a 30 minute drive. The old Cornish capital of Launceston is 30 minutes away, boasting a castle and many independent shops, as well as access to the A30, taking you further into Cornwall. The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are about 1hr 30 minutes away from the Devon Shippon.

 

The beaches of North Devon are not far away including; Westward Ho!, Instow, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde, to name a few.  Don't miss out a visit to Braunton Burrows, which is one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles. At the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) it is a UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve. What makes Braunton Burrows unique is its rich diversity of plant and animal life, with 470 species of flowering plant

 

Lundy Island, lying just 10 miles off the coast of North Devon is home to a fascinating array of birds and seals, and can be reached on Lundy's own boat from Bideford Quay and Illfracombe.

 

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