You will find plenty to do in and around Ilfracombe with a terrific range of activities available to suit all tastes including walking, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, horse riding, cycling, surfing, walking, sub-aqua diving or simply exploring.

No need to use the car as there are a number of attractions within walking distance including the award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium, St Nicholas Chapel perched on Lantern Hill which is the oldest lighthouse in the country, the unique Tunnels Beaches, fascinating Ilfracombe Museum, Hele Cornmill a 16th Century working watermill or  Chambercombe Manor, one of Britain’s most haunted houses.

If art is your thing then you’ve come to the right place, Ilfracombe has fast become an art destination to rival the likes of St Ives and boasts numerous art galleries and artisan craft studios, together with Damien Hirst’s Verity, a bronze statue standing 66 ft tall guarding the entrance to the pier.


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