Explore the cobbled lanes of Clovelly

Clovelly, North Devon

This ancient fishing village clings to the cliffs on the North Devon coast and tells a magical tale of living history.

Experience a place steeped in tradition and charm, where donkeys still pull loads on wooden sledges along steep cobbled paths, and fishermen tend to their lobster pots on the harbour walls. 

Take time to explore this historical working village, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book, with its pretty white cottages and gardens, and romantic little paths and lanes that are car-free.

Enjoy tremendous views across the bay, or take a boat or fishing trip out to sea with the chance to spot Dolphins and Porpoises. Visit in November and you may catch the annual Herring Festival, a celebration of the sea and other traditional crafts. 

A visitor centre tells the village’s story and there are also two museums to check out. 

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