A sensational family break in North Devon

The Royal & Fortescue Hotel in Barnstaple is in a tremendous location for a luxury family break in North Devon. The location in the centre of Barnstaple means there is plenty to do for both adults and children. And you are only a short drive from the North Devon coast, with its sensational golden beaches at Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton Sands, as well as within easy reach of Exmoor National Park and many other family attractions, including the family theme parks the Milky Way and the BIG Sheep.

Close to Barnstaple, you will be spoilt for choice between all the sensational family activities on offer.  Why not try your hand at surfing, body boarding, horse riding, angling, skating, cycling, or ten pin bowling?   Or maybe explore the quaint fishing villages of Clovelly and Appledore or take a boat trip to Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel.

The Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way Adventure Park

An all-weather theme park featuring Devon’s tallest, fastest & longest roller coaster and a huge indoor play area that is great for both children and adults.

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Watermouth Castle, near Ilfracombe

Watermouth Castle, near Ilfracombe

A lovely Victorian Castle with interesting displays that is also home to a family theme park with rides, maze, dungeons, play areas and beautiful landscaped gardens.

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The BIG Sheep

The BIG Sheep

If you’re looking for a great day out for all the family a visit to The BIG Sheep is a must! The famous attraction is now firmly established as one of the UK’s most innovative & exciting family attractions providing wacky and unique entertainment for all the family.

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Free use of leisure facilities

Guests at the Royal & Fortescue are welcome to use all the facilities at our sister hotel, the Barnstaple Hotel, which include heated indoor and outdoor pools as well as a fitness suite.

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