A must for history buffs - The medieval town of Barnstaple
Located on the River Taw, Barnstaple is the largest town in North Devon, and possibly the oldest borough in the UK. At one time a major port, it has stood the test of time and is a thriving market town today. With the Tarka Trail for walkers, and the Tarka Line for railway-goers, the town is surrounded by beautiful scenery, with tourist attractions and beaches Nearby.
Enjoy a grand day out at Exmoor National Park
23 minutes away by car, Exmoor National Park offers fabulous views in abundance. Ideal for runners or cyclists wanting a scenic route, or those who want to take it easy and just soak up the best of mother nature. If you're lucky you may catch a glimpse of an iconic red deer, or otters, rare butterflies or bats. This park is well worth going the extra mile for.
Explore natural and human history at The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon
North Devon has a large wealth of history to learn about, which makes the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon such an important and fascinating building. The Tarka Gallery, the Story of North Devon and the Regimental Collection of the Royal Devon Yeomanry are just some of the highlights to enjoy.
Looking for accommodation in Barnstaple? Travelodge Barnstaple Hotel is the perfect spot. Travelodge Okehampton Sourton Cross Hotel is the next Nearest at 25 miles away.