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ILFRACOMBE HOLIDAYS

Skyline-scraping statues, boat rides and a bustling quay

Visit Ilfracombe

Postcard-perfect harbour town Ilfracombe has undergone something of a renaissance recently, becoming a haven for culture. Foodies can visit Michelin-starred restaurants; art-lovers can marvel at Damien Hirst’s statue Verity, and families can enjoy the fantastic events, attractions and beaches in the vicinity. That, coupled with the places to stay and the fascinating history, makes Ilfracombe a ‘must-visit’ location.

Ilfracombe Cottages

With so many things to do in and around in the area, an Ilfracombe holiday cottage makes for a fantastic base. Browse our selection: from family-friendly properties to cosy snugs for two.

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A Local's Guide to Ilfracombe

The cosmopolitan harbour town of Ilfracombe, nestled on the North Devon coast, is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations. Home to Damien Hirst's 'Verity', this bustling town is the perfect location for a family summer holiday or for quiet couples getaways. Our local's guide explains all about this glorious location, what you can get up to there and where you can lay your head.

10 of the best photos taken in Devon

We recently ran a competition to find some of the best photos taken in and around the South West, and were inundated by gorgeous photos of Devon.Whether that was animals out in their natural habitat, stunning sunsets over the sea or beautiful shots of countryside stretching up to the horizon – more than TWO THOUSAND images were sent our way, making our job of choosing a winner rather hard…

A cosmopolitan town

A town centre brimming with independent shops, family attractions including a museum, aquarium and cinema, pubs, restaurants and cafes everywhere you turn... the coastal town of Ilfracombe is ideal for a Devon holiday.

For those who crave the beach on their holidays, you’re in luck. Ilfracombe has several, including the historic Tunnels Beaches, accessed by tunnels dug in Victorian times, while the stunning sands of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are all within 30 minutes’ drive. For the active, Ilfracombe Golf Club offers one of the most spectacular golfing locations in the South West, with sea views on every tee.

A visit in the summer will coincide with events such as Beer Festivals and South West Birdman, where wannabe aviators fling themselves off the end of the pier - all for charity!

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