The largest town in North Devon, Barnstaple has a host of shops, restaurants and events to discover. It enjoys a central location, ideal for exploring the region, and we have a choice of accommodation and places to stay throughout the town. Choose from delightful townhouses, holiday homes overlooking the River Taw, or a holiday cottage or bungalow further out, with views of surrounding countryside.
Why visit Barnstaple?
Barnstaple is a great place to visit whatever the weather, with the likes of the Tarka Trail and Rock Park for outdoor enthusiasts, and a variety of rainy day activities including bowling at Let's Go, an indoor trampoline park called Air Extreme, and shopping at Green Lanes and the Pannier Market.
Things to do in Barnstaple:
Barnstaple has a host of things to do in all weathers, as well as a vibrant events calendar. September’s Barnstaple Fair offers fun for all the family, while the North Devon Food Fest and Fringe TheatreFest both continue to grow in popularity and scale. Year-round, the town’s cinema and theatre offer a variety of evening entertainment.
Why stay in a Barnstaple cottage?
Stay in a Barnstaple holiday cottage to enjoy the whole of North Devon on your doorstep, from Exmoor in the east to sandy beaches in the west. Our Barnstaple cottages also give you easy access to the town’s shops, lively Pannier Market, leading restaurants and charming pubs. We also have a great range of cottages in Devon in the surrounding area for you to choose from too.
Three must see things in Barnstaple:
- Learn all about North Devon’s rich heritage at the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, found on the town square
- Visit the Broomhill Sculpture Garden just outside the town to see award-winning artworks with a backdrop of gardens and lakes
- Build your own burger, served with sides such as pizza fries and halloumi dippers, at Custom House, a popular local restaurant