Local Attractions - VALLEY VIEW LAKES & LODGES, North Devon
North Devon attractions Appledore Quay Gallery Brocklands Adventure Park Big Sheep Docton Mill & Gardens Hartland Abbey & Gardens Hartland Pottery Clovelly Milky Way Adventure Park Indepepdent Charters Ride-On Southwest Off The Beaten Track Biking Beaford Arts RHS Garden Rosemoor Torrinton 1646 Plough Arts Centre Dartington Crystal Tropiquaria Wildlife Park Cloud Farm Outovercott Riding Stables Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park Exmoor Zoo Cobbaton Combat Collection Castle Hill Garden Quince Honey Farm Mortehoe & Woolacombe Golf Club Hunter Surf Academy Once Upon A Time Surf South West Surfing Croyde Bay Breathing Space Gnome Reserve & Wildflower Garden Survival Paintball Atlantic Village Bideford Bycycle Hire Bideford Pannier Market Bikarooni Marwood Hill Gardens Broomhill International Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden Let's Go Superbowl North Devon Karting Centre Point Breaks Sailcats Golfing Traditions Barnstaple Heritage Centre Barnstaple Pannier Market Queen's Theatre Tarka Line Tarka Trail Cycle Hire Nick Thorn Surf School Surf Seekers Woolacombe Dovetails Gallery Ilfracombe Aquarium Ilfracombe Golf Club Princess Wildlife & Coastal Cruises Combe Walks Landmark Theatre Tunnels Beaches Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park Waverley Pleasure Steamers Martins Amusements Skern Lodge Tarka Cruises Tapeley Park Gardens Lundy Island
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1 APPLEDORE QUAY GALLERY
Enjoy a freshly made lunch surrounded by local art or indulge yourself with a sumptuous cream tea overlooking Appledore Quay.
2 ATLANTIC VILLAGE
35 outlet stores under a glazed mall, cafe / restaurant and Atlantis family leisure attractions.
3 BARNSTAPLE HERITAGE CENTRE
Hands-on attraction that tells the story of the town’s 1000 year heritage.
4 BARNSTAPLE PANNIER MARKET
Combining the best of fresh produce with value for money, general goods all under one roof. Open all year round.
Back to Map5 BEAFORD ARTS
Year-round events and exhibitions held at various venues including village halls, theatres, and museums.
6 BIDEFORD BICYCLE HIRE
Over 200 cycles to choose from incl. tandems, electric bikes & trailer bikes. Ideal location to explore the Tarka Trail.
7 BIDEFORD PANNIER MARKET
Built in 1884, Bideford’s historic, covered Pannier Market is open all year from 8am every Tues & Sat. Butcher’s Row shops open all week.
8 BIG SHEEP
Family entertainment park with huge Ewetopia Indoor Adventure Play Area, Sheep Racing, Brewery, Outdoor Laser Games, Pony Rides and Garden Centre.
9 BIKAROONI
One day cycle hire on the Tarka Trail or cycles to hire overnight delivered to your North Devon accommodation for 2,3 or 7 nights.
Back to Map10 BREATHING SPACE
Activity providers - Surfing, Coasteering, Horse Riding, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Fly Fishing, Kite Flying, Guided Walking.
11 BROCKLANDS ADVENTURE PARK
Fantastic fun for all the family whatever the weather. Supa-karts, ball pools, bumper boats and lots more.
12 BROOMHILL INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY & SCULPTURE GARDEN
300 sculptures by 60 sculptors set in 7 acres of beautiful wooded grounds plus an art gallery.
13 CASTLE HILL GARDEN
Wonderful 18th Century Parkland with Summer Millennium Garden and woodland gardens with follies and temples. Peaceful setting with magnificent views.
14 CLOUD FARM
Walking and riding for all ages and abilities. Riverside recreation in Exmoor's idyllic and legendary Doone Valley. Superb day out for all.
Back to Map15 CLOVELLY
Cobbled traffic-free streets, flower-strewn cottages, old inns, craft workshops, working harbour, the famous donkeys, museums, stunning views.
16 COBBATON COMBAT COLLECTION
Collection of fighting vehicles, guns, weapons and equipment in realistic settings.
17 COMBE MARTIN WILDLIFE & DINOSAUR PARK
The land that time forgot. A sub-tropical paradise with exotic birds and animals and the most realistic Dinosaurs on the Planet!
18 COMBE WALKS
Experience North Devon’s wildlife & heritage by taking a guided walk or using a self-guided walks leaflet.
19 DARTINGTON CRYSTAL
See the working factory, create a hand cast, paint a glass, try your hand at glass-blowing. Museum, Restaurant & Factory Shops.
Back to Map20 DOCTON MILL & GARDENS
Situated near Hartland, 8 acres of internationally renowned gardens. Close to Spekes Mill Waterfall.
21 DOVETAILS GALLERY
The luminous light, colour and textures of Devon are explored in a diverse range of contemporary and traditional artworks.
22 EXMOOR ZOO
Over 200 species of wildlife. Walk-in enclosures, hands-on activities set in natural surroundings.
23 GNOME RESERVE & WILDFLOWER GARDEN
Meet over one thousand gnomes-pixies set in woodland and wild flower gardens.
24 GOLFING TRADITIONS
Exclusive golfing memorabilia. Unique replica scale clubs inc: personal golfing memorabilia, art, historical documents, single clubs/club sets.
Back to Map25 HARTLAND ABBEY & GARDENS
Fascinating 12th century lived-in family house with beautiful gardens and woodland walk to Atlantic Cove. Museum. Peacocks. Black Sheep. Cream Teas.
26 HARTLAND POTTERY
Resident potter Martin Stephens produces mainly domestic stoneware. Commissions are undertaken for bespoke pieces, wedding gifts, etc. Visitors are welcome.
27 HUNTER SURF ACADEMY
British Surfing Association approved school. Hunter Surf Hire & Hunter Board Sports shops. Equipment supplied.
28 ILFRACOMBE AQUARIUM
Discover the wonders of the aquatic life living in and around the area at the old lifeboat house, Ilfracombe Harbour.
29 ILFRACOMBE GOLF CLUB
Superb course. Excellent clubhouse. Very friendly atmosphere awaits everyone who wishes to play. See the sea from every tee.
Back to Map30 Ilfracombe PRINCESS WILDLIFE & COASTAL CRUISES
T/A Ilfracombe Princess. ‘A Taste of the Coast’ - lighthouses, seals, waterfalls, seabirds and one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England.
31 INDEPENDENT CHARTERS
Fishing and Coastal Sightseeing. Also, take a trip to Lundy, North Devon's very own island!
32 LANDMARK THEATRE
A state of the art theatre and pavilion offering a wide range of art and entertainment throughout the year.
33 LETS GO SUPERBOWL
Ten lanes, Megazone arena, soft play area, pool tables, video games, air hockey, bar & restaurant, air conditioning.
34 LUNDY ISLAND
North Devon’s own Atlantic Island. Day cruises depart regularly from Ilfracombe or Bideford to this remote island of outstanding natural beauty.
Back to Map35 LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY
A picturesque and historic narrow gauge steam railway situated at Woody Bay Station on the A39, four miles from Lynton.
36 MARTINS AMUSEMENTS
Slot machines, Bingo, Ten-pin Bowling, Kiddies Rides - a complete day of fun and only ten yards from the beach.
37 MARWOOD HILL GARDENS
20 acres of beautiful gardens in a valley setting. Plant Centre and Garden Tea Room.
38 MILKY WAY ADVENTURE PARK
Your BIGGEST all weather attraction in North devon. The No.1 Fun Adventure Park with live shows, rides and entertainment for the whole family.
39 MORTEHOE & WOOLACOMBE GOLF CLUB
9 holes and 18 tees, practice nets, putting green, chipping area and sea views, 4729 yds, par 66.
Back to Map40 NICK THORN SURF SCHOOL
Level 4 Surf Coaching and Beach Lifeguard Training situated on award-winning Woolacombe beach. Open all year round.
41 NORTH DEVON KARTING CENTRE
Enjoy racing on both 400m and 200m circuits, for experts and beginners. Helmets provided.
42 OFF THE BEATEN TRACK BIKING
Quality mountain bike hire situated near Tarka Trail & NCR's 3 + 27. 12-seat Land Rover and bike trailer pick up/drop off and bike hire delivery services.
43 ONCE UPON A TIME
North Devon’s theme park for children, with rides, play areas, animations and games etc.
44 OUTOVERCOTT RIDING STABLES
Off road Horse riding provided in beautiful Exmoor National Park. Suitable for all ages & abilities. ABRS approved. Instruction available.
Back to Map45 PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE
A varied programme of cinema, theatre, music. Art and craft gallery. Cafe/bar.
46 POINT BREAKS
Extreme Watersports Specialists. Surfing, Water Ski-ing, Wake-boarding, plus much more! Beginners, Intermediate, and Competition levels welcome.
47 QUEEN’S THEATRE
Year round programme of top quality entertainment with something to suit all tastes in this beautifully refurbished theatre.
48 QUINCE HONEY FARM
Fascinating insight into the life of the honey bee with living exhibits and wide range of honey & beeswax products for sale.
49 RHS GARDEN ROSEMOOR
An enchanting and inspiring garden with year-round interest. Includes shop, plant centre, restaurant and tea room.
Back to Map50 RIDE-ON SOUTHWEST
High quality bike hire and repairs. FREE delivery and collections. Explore beautiful cycleways on our extensive range of quality bikes.
51 SAILCATS
Catamaran sailing adventures in the safe and sheltered waters of the Taw and Torridge estuary. Beginners welcome. All equipment provided.
52 SKERN LODGE
Surf, Kayak, High Ropes, Assault Course, Big Zipwire, Climb, Abseil, Archery, RIB Powerboat and more! Group and individual bookings.
53 SURF SEEKERS - WOOLACOMBE
All equipment provided at this British Surfing Association approved school where you can learn to surf.
54 SURF SOUTH WEST
Learn to surf with a British Surfing Association approved school. Based at Croyde and Saunton beaches. All equipment supplied.
Back to Map55 SURFING CROYDE BAY
Our unique Surfing Tuition courses operate at a 5:1 student to instructor ratio - offering that personal touch.
56 SURVIVAL PAINTBALL
North Devon's Premier Paintball Site offering fun for everyone aged 12 upwards. Woodland play area, friendly trained marshals and on-site facilities.
57 TAPELEY PARK GARDENS
Over 35 acres of gardens including an Italian terrace garden, walled gardens, stone labyrinth and woodland walks to the lakes.
58 TARKA CRUISES
Pleasure trips from the ancient port of Appledore along the scenic estuary to see wildlife and scenery.
59 TARKA LINE
Take a scenic trip on the Tarka Line from Barnstaple to Exeter. Visit some great rural pubs on the Rail Ale Trail. Details available from TICs.
Back to Map60 TARKA TRAIL CYCLE HIRE
Open March to October and situated at the railway station in Barnstaple. Enjoy level & traffic free cycle trail. Over 130 cycles to choose from.
61 TORRINGTON 1646
Travel through time to meet characters from 17th century Great Torrington. Devon family attraction of the year 2001.
62 TROPIQUARIA WILDLIFE PARK
Handle snakes and tarantulas! Visit the Aquarium, Puppet Theatre and Radio Museum. Play on our Pirate Ships and Adventure Forts.
63 TUNNELS BEACHES
Hand-carved tunnels leading to unique sheltered beaches and tidal Victorian bathing pool. Ilfracombe's must-see tourist attraction!
64 WATERMOUTH CASTLE & FAMILY THEME PARK
With Victorian museum, dungeons, water fountain show, stroll through gardens with fairy tale scenes, gnomeland, mini-golf and fairground rides.
Back to Map65 WAVERLEY PLEASURE STEAMERS
Regular day trips from Ilfracombe Harbour along the spectacular Exmoor coastline and also over to Lundy.
Coach and Horses Buckland Brewer
Back to Map66 COACH AND HORSES, BUCKLAND BREWER
1.5 miles from park, offering excellent home cooked food in traditional setting.
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