Discover North Devon & Barnstaple

Natural beauty surrounds you as you explore Devon on your luxury break.

If you want to explore the local North Devon area, you will be spoilt for choice as there are countless places of interest within easy reach of the Royal & Fortescue Hotel in Barnstaple. 

Feel the sand beneath your toes at Saunton Sands or Woolacombe, paddle in the glistening waters of Croyde or Westward Ho!, if retail therapy is what you’re after, our Barnstaple High Street offers amazing choices, take a step back in time at the historic fishing village of Clovelly or explore the vast moorland of Exmoor National Park - whatever you decide our quiet corner of the South West won’t disappoint for your break. 

Our boutique hotel offers everything right on your doorstep, situated in the town centre of Barnstaple everything is at your leisure. Just a short walk from the River Taw, bike hire, shopping and free use of our sister hotels leisure facilities and swimming pools make for the perfect break. 

You will also find that Barnstaple is a hub for local bus and train services, if you prefer not to drive.

Things to do

Things to do

North Devon really has it all and we have compiled our top things to do so you get the very best out of your break. Explore a jungle of gardens, walk along miles of golden beaches, exploring quaint fisherman villages and why not pick up a bike and roll your way around. 

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Exclusive Guest Benefits

Exclusive Guest Benefits

We like to treat our guests and we want you to get the most out of your visit to North Devon. Everyone should enjoy what the area has to offer, and when there's an abundance of attractions to enjoy it seems silly not to make the most of them. 

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Barnstaple Collection

Barnstaple Collection

As our guest, you qualify for exclusive benefits at our other Brend Hotels and Restaurants here in Barnstaple. These include free use of top class leisure facilities and special guest discounts on luxury dining, drinks and cocktails. Find out more details about the Barnstaple Collection.

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