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Worth the walk

Not just a chapel, but, also a lighthouse. Amazing to think that at one time a family with up to 14... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Penelope J
Stockport, United Kingdom
Worth the climb

It is a bit of a climb up but certainly worth it for the views you get. Lady there to give any... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“worth the climb”(23 reviews)
“rotary club”(18 reviews)
“steep walk”(13 reviews)
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Ilfracombe Harbour, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 June 2016

What a hidden gem, the volunteer was so informative I could have chatted all day, well informed and free, past the odd 40 minuted

2  Thank Tracie B
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Climbed up the hill to have a look inside this little chapel overlooking the harbour, but unfortunately it was closed. It's maintained by a team of volunteers, so only open on certain days, even so enjoyed the lovely views from the footpath

1  Thank helenyazor
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All reviews worth the climb rotary club steep walk interesting history short climb working lighthouse well worth the effort lighthouse keeper and his family views are lovely well worth a visit small building small shop ilfracombe harbour up hill nice walk overlooking the harbour interesting visit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not just a chapel, but, also a lighthouse. Amazing to think that at one time a family with up to 14 children lived in it.

Thank Penelope J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a bit of a climb up but certainly worth it for the views you get. Lady there to give any additional information

Thank pamhogg45
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A steep walk up a slope to the top ( there are seats to rest) what a view of the surrounding area, on a clear day you can see for miles and the Isle of Lundy , trips are available during the year but in...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place dates back to 1321 as a place of worship for the people of Ilfracombe. it has also at times been a home, a reading room and a library. It is currently run by the local Rotary Club to raise funds for charities. it...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This chapel was once owned by the Davey family and is now currently maintained by the Rotary club. It has a very interesting history and wonderful views across the harbour.

1  Thank Judith S
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Free entry (donations accepted) and a interesting exhibits. Ascent is steep, but taken in stages its doable. Great views from the top. Worth visiting.

Thank MozartMonkey
Reviewed 19 September 2018

A bit steep, but well worth a visit. Lovely little place. The views are lovely, quite high up so not for the faint hearted.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We visited Ilfracombe Quay and spotted this little chapel on the top of the hill. Unfortunately I don’t cope well with heights so didn’t quite make it to the top but have googled the chapel so I could look at the inside. The path to...More

Thank DeniseHH2013
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Lovely little ancient chapel perched high above Ilfracombe Quay. It was well worth the steep climb (on a good path) to reach it. Very good panoramic views, from outside, across the Quay, bay and coastline.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This delightful little chapel sits atop a hill with relatively steep access paths. The history of the venue is quite detailed and has changed between chapel and dwelling over the years. A light has burnt continuously to aid shipping and is still functioning today. It...More

Thank markhO7053QO
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