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Clovelly Village

Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
+44 1237 431781
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Prepare to hike to and through this village!

Ok so I'm not the fittest person but I'm not using a walking stick (yet) but this has got to be the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
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Picturesque village

This was an attraction recommended to us to visit whilst we were in the area. We did not know that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
karen t
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Clovelly, North Devon. World famous for our cobbled, traffic-free street, donkeys, sledges and historic harbour. The stunning views, peaceful tranquility and cobbled, traffic-free, high street of this world famous fishing village, built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff, tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port. It is famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
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Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Devon, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
+44 1237 431781
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok so I'm not the fittest person but I'm not using a walking stick (yet) but this has got to be the hardest trek I've been on. I'm not sure what the distance is (it felt like miles lol) but the main problem is you...More

Reviewed yesterday

This was an attraction recommended to us to visit whilst we were in the area. We did not know that there was a £7.25 (per adult) charge until we were at the entrance. As we had travelled a reasonable distance from where we were staying...More

Thank karen t
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited after seeing a sign for Clovelly when we were in the area last year. It is a beautiful place. The children loved making a bowl and painting an item which could be taken home the next day.... prices for these activities were extremely...More

Thank cooperrh2005
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A wonderfully scenic village perched on the side of a cliff. So famous it has its own visitors centre. Not for the infirm, not for those with bad hearts, bad lungs, bad legs, bad backs and bad levels of fitness. This is the steepest village...More

Thank nkosi3113
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although I enjoyed our visit here walking down to the bottom and having something to eat and drink at the bottom I think it's a bit of a rip off, the charge is £8-50 each and another £2-50 each if you want a lift back...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took my 4 children to Clovelly for lunch and to look round the village. The notice that pushchairs were not recommended was only after we'd walked through the car park so I then had to take it back to the car. Lunch in the...More

Thank Sophie C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived to find a festival going on . Shame it was raining but did not stop us from having a great time. Quaint little houses on a cobbled path leading down to the bay. We were invited to try rowing a gig - very...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got brought here as a kid and have come back several times with my family. Yes you have to pay an entry fee, it's such a beautiful place and the fee pays towards the upkeep. Pay a visit to the donkeys before you get to...More

Thank Adam T
Reviewed 4 days ago

For all those moaners who felt the £7.25 was a rip off- get real. It's clear in the website so do your research, if you don't like paying dont go or don't moan about it after. It's a fabulous experience and worth every penny. We've...More

Thank david c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a fabulous little village, very unusual, with odd mixture of attractions. However, it's rip off Britain at it's best. You have to pay £14.50 for 2 to enter. Hard to refuse when you have made effort to get there. Extra £1.00 for guide book!!...More

Thank 78Mike_S953
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13 June 2017|
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Response from Stephanie T | Reviewed this property |
Yep, it's really dog friendly!
Lisa B
6 June 2017|
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Response from Dale O | Reviewed this property |
Most probably not as this place is protected and maintained by the people who live there. This is a privately owned village. But yes, its worth asking at the village entrance.
Veronica H
28 May 2017|
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Response from PETER T | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome in the 2 pubs in Clovelly. Regards Pete