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Tel code: 01271 | code search
Postcode: EX34 | code search
Population: 10800
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

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Ilfracombe Powerboat Racing
South West Birdman Competition

Rescue Day

North Devon Folk Festival
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Smugglers Restaurant
"Easily the worst restaurant in Ilfracombe if not the South-West. Notorious with the locals, its overpriced, the food is lousy & the staff obnoxious. Might appeal to those who think McDonald's ..." More

Smugglers Restaurant
"went to ilfracombe for 5 day stay me and my mate ate at smugglers every night .food was great and good value .only one small complaint one of the waiting ..." More

Smugglers Restaurant
"place looks great with excellent decor, unfortunately the food was over priced and awful. I had a venison steak that was nothing more than a lump of rubbery fatty meat.Some ..." More

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Amongst the rugged cliffs of the Atlantic is the North Devon resort of Ilfracombe. With elegant Victorian architecture and a lovely seafront, Ilfracombe has long been one of Devon’s most popular holiday resorts. The town has been a multi-winner of Britain in Bloom, with charming floral displays adorning streets and seafront. From the natural harbour surrounded by attractive coves, visitors can hire pleasure crafts for trips to Lundy Island. Overlooking the seafront is the Landmark Theatre, with an all year round programme of entertainment. There is also a museum displaying old and interesting local artefacts and photographs. It is no surprise that much of Ilfracombe life centres around the waterfront, with shop, café, restaurant and gallery owners taking advantage of the beautiful seaward views available. The highlight of Ilfracombe’s year is the Victorian celebration to commemorate the history of the resort. Two hills overlook Ilfracombe – Hillsborough and Lantern. The climb of 450ft to the summit of Hillsborough is worth the effort to see the remains of the Iron Age hill fort. Atop Lantern is St Nicholas’ church. Nature loving ramblers can use Ilfracombe as a base for walking the Torrs Walk, accepted as one of the finest walks in England.


A P B Accountants
Davison Bedworth Ltd


Chambercombe Manor
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
Dovetails Gallery
Ilfracombe Aquarium
Ilfracombe Museum
Old Corn Mill and Pottery
Pack O' Cards Inn - Ancient Monument and Museum
Watermouth Castle
Waverley and Balmoral Pleasure Steamers


Combe Lodge Hotel *book online*
Norbury House Hotel *book online*


Watermouth Cove Holiday Park


Chinese Whispers


Ettiford Farm Cottages
Lee Orchard House
Marsdens Cottage Holidays
Palm Leas


Marlborough Road Dental Centre
Torrs Park Dental Practice


Fenner MT
Ilfracombe Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Brown Stephen R & Co
Skinner & Sons
The Property Shop
Turners Estate Agents
Webbers Property Services

Farmers Market

Ilfracombe Farmers Market

Golf Club

Ilfracombe Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club


Holiday Park

Ilfracombe Holiday Park
John Fowler Parks
Watermouth Lodges


Foxhunters Inn


Ilfracombe Farmers Market
Ilfracombe Indoor Market

Pub and Bar

Bunch Of Grapes
Old Cider Apple

Old Sawmill Inn
Prince of Wales
Royal Britannia Hotel


Bunch Of Grapes
Ciao Italia
Grassroots Cafe
Old Sawmill Inn
Sea Breeze
Smugglers Restaurant
Terrace (The)


Ettiford Farm Cottages
Ilfracombe Holiday Park
Marsdens Cottage Holidays
Watermouth Lodges


A 2 B Taxis
Ace Taxis
Atlantic Cabs
Beeline Taxis

Combe Cabs
Hele Bay Taxis


Argyll Veterinary Clinic

Sports Clubs

Ilfracombe LTC (Tennis)
Ilfracombe TTC (Table Tennis)
Ilfracombe Yacht Club (Sailing)


Ilfracombe Book Shop
Poppys Books
Goodenough Plants
Pets Pantry
Ilfracombe Pet Stores
Mark Adams
Alan Jackson
Caine Ltd
Dovetails Gallery
Gear Ilfracombe
Middle Campscott Farm
West Hill Farm
Pots of Crafts
Pipcot Tearooms

Gill's Sandwich Bar
Mike Turtons Butchers
Personally Yours
Ye Olde Fairys Fancies
Gift Gallery
Lynbay Gifts
The Pantry
Walkers Chocolate Emporium
Rolys Fudge Pantry
Dressed To Kill
Pelham Puppets


Memory Lane Antiques


Obsession Boat Charters(Boat Trips and Cruises)

Places to Stay near Ilfracombe

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The Harbour Lights (0.16 miles)

The Harbour Lights
Situated in the heart of Ilfracombe's Heritage Harbour on the spectacular North Devon Coast, The Harbour Lights is ideal for visitors seeking affordable B&B or Half-Board accommodation. We know that you want cleanliness, comfort, safety ... More | visit website
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The Capstone Apartments (0.16 miles)

The Capstone Apartments

The Capstone Hotel Apartments are located adjacent to the Hotel but with their own entrance. On the second floor, the apartment features 2 bedrooms both with en-suite facilities, a large lounge with a dining area ... More | visit website

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Rocky Cove Bed & Breakfast (0.22 miles)

Rocky Cove Bed & Breakfast
John and Polly welcome you to the Rocky Cove Bed and Breakfast in Ilfracombe, Devon. A family run B&B also containing the Rocky Cove Cafe; serving range of breakfasts, lunches, cream teas and evening meals. Ideally ... More | visit website
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The Olive Branch (0.26 miles)

The Olive Branch
Paul and Carol would love to welcome you to the Olive Branch Guest House. The Olive Branch Guest House is a friendly family run establishment nestled in Ilfracombe's historic Fore Street only 150 yards from one ... More | visit website
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Harcourt Hotel (0.26 miles)

Harcourt Hotel
This small; recently refurbished; family-run; dog friendly licensed hotel is ideally located in Ilfracombe; close to the harbour; shops and seafront; and a short drive from Watermouth Castle.The owners of Harcourt Hotel pride themselves on ... More | visit website
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Crescent House Hotel (0.28 miles)

Crescent House Hotel

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Situated in the popular North Devon resort of Ilfracombe, this hotel offers spectacular sea views and a warm, friendly atmosphere. A wonderful resort for all the family, Ilfracombe is surrounded by beautiful ... More

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Marine Court (0.28 miles)

Marine Court
A warm welcome awaits you at Marine Court in Ilfracombe, Devon. Our friendly family Hotel in Ilfracombe, Devon is situated in a quiet pleasant position close to the harbour.

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The Towers (0.43 miles)

The Towers

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The Towers guest house is a landmark Victorian building in a superb position with beautiful sea views, overlooking Hillsborough nature reserve on the South West Coast path and Ilfracombe’s picturesque harbour. A ... More

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Varley House (0.44 miles)

Varley House

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Guest House delightfully situated, overlooking a nature reserve and the spectacular North Devon coast. Varley House was built at the turn of the 19th Century to revitalise and refresh officers returning ... More

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Dilkhusa Grand Hotel (0.48 miles)

Dilkhusa Grand Hotel
Ilfracombe is a restful resort with an ancient harbour, flower decked promenade and narrow streets lined with shops and cafes. Ilfracombe holidays in the summer see this quiet resort burst into life with pleasure craft ... More | visit website

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