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Tel code: 01271 | code search
Postcode: EX31 | code search
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Barnstaple History
Birthplace of:
Francis Chichester John Gay William Lethaby
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Food Legends:
Barnstaple Fair Pears
Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maidís Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devilís Stone

Barnstaple Events

Petroc Motorsport Fun Day

Barnstaple Old Fair
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Value Cars
"Avoid at all costs Reasons: 1. Often turning up nearly 25 minutes late (or longer) past the promised time they gave you of 10-15 mins. So if you have to be anywhere ..." More

Black Venus Inn
"Best food in Devon! Lovely village atmosphere, friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

Date visited: 5th May 2011 ..." More

Cedars Inn
"Good Points: Very comfotable beds.Very good food menu. Bad Points: Was unable to book ground floor room on the web site General review: So good we have booked again on the 29th ..." More

Barnstaple Reviews (14)

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Latest reviews | Events in Barnstaple | 10 Places to Stay

Barnstaple on the river Taw is the largest town in North Devon, North of Dartmoor and West of Exmoor and close to some pleasant beaches at Saunton and Woolacombe. Barnstaple is a thriving market town which once was an important port town, especially among American traders. Two of its oldest features are a Norman mound and fragments of a Norman castle wall. Other points of interest include Queen Anneís Walk and a 13th Century Long Bridge. From Barnstaple visitors can explore Tarka country and join the 180 mile Tarka Trail. Walk or cycle along the Trail or take a railway trip along the picturesque Tarka Line. Stay outdoors and enjoy this glorious and beautiful part of England with a visit to the nearby Exmoor National Park with its wonderful scenery and pleasurable walks. If you prefer to let the train take the strain and relive the nostalgic days of steam, the Exmoor Steam Railway runs from Bratton Fleming which isnít far from Barnstaple. Many excellent places to eat, drink and stay, including Bampfield Farm Holidays. A working organic farm with cottages to let which encourages its guests to get involved with farm activities and enjoy a fascinating wildlife nature trail.


Financial Planning
Perrins Ltd
Simpkins Edwards
Simpkins Edwards


Arlington Court
Barnstaple Heritage Centre
Exmoor Steam Railway
Exmoor Zoological Park
Marwood Hill Gardens
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon


Premier Inn Barnstaple *book online*
Travelodge Barnstaple *book online*


Midland Holiday Park
Tarka Holiday Park


St Peter and St Mary Magdalene


Pyramid Club


April Cottage
Byre Cottage
Farm & Cottage Holidays
Glebelands Cottage

Harvest Cottage
Holly Cottage at North Hill Cottages
Ivy Cottage
Rye Cottage at North Hill Cottages
Shippon Cottage
The Riddle
Willow Cottage


North Devon District Council


Bedford Row Dental Practice
Endsleigh Dental Practice
Mid Devon Primary Care Trust PDS


Brennan N
Jack IFM
Latham A
Miller JE
Moore PCH

Estate Agent

Chequers Estate Agents
Facey Cowling Commercial
John Smale & Co
Perrys Estate Agents

Philip Thornton
Underwood Warmington

Holiday Park

Bulworthy Forest Lodges


Hunters Inn


Barnstaple Pannier Market

Pub and Bar

Black Venus Inn
Borough Arms
Chichester Arms
Golden Lion Tap
New Inn
Pyne Arms
Rising Sun
Royal Exchange
Windsor Arms


62 The Bank
Black Venus Inn
Hunters Inn
Indigo Secret

Jalapeno Peppers
New Inn
Old Custom House
Painted Fan
Windsor Arms


St Michaelís School & Nursery
West Buckland School


April Cottage
Farm & Cottage Holidays
Holly Cottage at North Hill Cottages
Lakeview @ Millbrook


Schofields Solicitors
Triggs Read & Dart Solicitors


A To B Taxi Firm
A1 Taxi Service
Happy Days Taxis
Johns Taxis
Kevs Kabs
Value Cars


Queen's Theatre


St. Johns Veterinary Clinic

Sports Clubs

Barnstaple & Pilton CC (Cricket)
Newton Tracey CC (Cricket)


Ottakar's PLC
Twigs Flower Shop
St Johns Garden Centre
Gardeners Delight Nursery
Kingsley Pet Stores
Birch Farm Organic Produce
East Acland Farm
Dorothy Perkins
Bear Street Pharmacy
Dyer & Dennis
Robert Miller
W T Gover
Chandni Chowk
fair's fair

Broomhill Art Hotel
Majestic Wine
Acland Organic Meats
Bowden Farm
Lugg Smallholding
The Health Food Store
The Meat Joint
R Young Art
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Douglas A Gratton
Dressed To Kill
Fat Face
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Orchards Farmshop
River Island


Selected Antiques & Collectables
North Devon Antiques Centre
Barn Antiques
Barnstaple Antiques
Gaunt d'Or Antiques & Fine Art


Lets Go Superbowl(Bowling)
Tarka Trail Cycle Hire(Cycling)
North Devon Karting Centre(Motor Sports)

Places to Stay near Barnstaple

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Imperial Hotel (0.09 miles)

Imperial Hotel

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With the old style charm of a traditional town house hotel, The Imperial is situated opposite the River Taw in the town centre. With its spacious lounges, excellent restaurant and the ... More

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Royal & Fortescue Hotel (0.11 miles)

Royal & Fortescue Hotel

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Situated in the town centre, this former coaching inn retains all its original charm and character whilst offering every modern facility. All the en-suite bedrooms are comfortable and well appointed. Dining ... More

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Yeo Dale Hotel (0.57 miles)

Yeo Dale Hotel

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With its distinctive Georgian frontage, Yeo Dale hotel is an elegant town house just a 3-minute walk from Barnstaple town centre. The perfect base from which to explore the North Devon ... More

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Barnstaple Hotel (0.97 miles)

Barnstaple Hotel

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This hotel is situated on the outskirts of town, within easy reach of North Devon's renowned beaches, the hills of Exmoor and Lorna Doone country. It has an excellent restaurant and ... More

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Premier Inn Barnstaple (1.02 miles)

Premier Inn Barnstaple
A convenient location just a 20 minute drive to either Saunton Sands beach or Exmoor. Our Barnstaple Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room, free parking and an onsite Table Table ... More | visit website
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Cedars Inn (1.22 miles)

Cedars Inn

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Elegance, a traditional atmosphere and friendly service are all key features at the Cedars Inn, which offers lodge style accommodation. In fact, the inn was formerly an elegant country house and ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Barnstaple (1.60 miles)

The Travelodge Barnstaple is located off the A39, 2 miles from the town of Barnstaple, with easy access to the Elliot Gallery Braunton, Clovelly and North Devon Museum. The car park has 69 spaces free ... More | visit website

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Holly Cottage at North Hill Cottages (2.32 miles)

Holly Cottage at North Hill Cottages

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Set amidst tranquil Devon countryside, these attractive cottages boast outstanding views over a valley teeming with wildlfe and shared enjoyment of an indoor swimming pool and children's ... More


Huish Cottage (2.64 miles)

Huish Cottage

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Dating from the late 18th century, this picturesque, semi-detached thatched cottage stands in a quiet hamlet just 10 minutes' walk from the pub and within 10 miles ... More

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April Cottage (3.02 miles)

April Cottage
April Cottage is a quaint 16th Century cottage with pretty gardens, set in a secluded part of the village of Fremington, North Devon. It has a wealth of charm including a woodburner and an original ... More | visit website

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