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Plan a Memorable North Devon Break

Plan an even more memorable stay with the help of our diary of local events in the area, from Bonfire nights at The Big Sheep to beach side festivals North Devon has it all. 

Here are some of the highlights of events happening in Barnstaple and North Devon to help you plan your trip. 

RHS Glow
RHS Glow at Rosemoor 2023
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RHS Garden Rosemoor lights up with vibrant colours and floral splendour this festive season. As the daylight fades and the sun sets, the garden comes alive in a breathtaking display of light and colour.
Royal and Fortescue Hotel 62 the Bank Restaurant Dining Area with Christmas Decorations
Festive Lunches & Dinners
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Get in the festive spirit early by gathering friends, family, and work colleagues and treating yourself to a festive lunch or dinner in the warmth and comfort of 62 The Bank.
Royal and Fortescue Hotel Restaurant Dining Festive Afternoon Tea with Prosecco
Festive Afternoon Tea
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Enjoy an extra special Christmas treat as you indulge in our festive afternoon tea. Sink into our cosy lounge enjoying a traditional afternoon tea with a festive twist, gather your closest friends, family or work colleagues and celebrate the festive season.
table laid up for festive party
Private Christmas Parties
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Throw a lavish Christmas party at the luxury setting of The Royal & Fortescue Hotel and have it all to yourselves. Whether you’re planning a work party, family gathering or club function, we’ve got everything you need for an unforgettable night.
Royal and Fortescue Hotel 62 the Bank Restaurant Dining Christmas Food and Waitress Pouring Champagne
Christmas Party Nights
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel knows how to throw a Christmas party; charming surroundings, attentive staff and delicious food will make your party one to remember.
Royal and Fortescue Hotel 62 the Bank Restaurant Dining Christmas Food and Waitress Pouring Champagne
Christmas Party Nights
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel knows how to throw a Christmas party; charming surroundings, attentive staff and delicious food will make your party one to remember.
Moon in the sky
Museum of the Moon
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Museum of the Moon is a captivating artwork piece by the UK artist Luke Jerram and is set to become the celestial centrepiece of North Devon as it lands at Barnstaple Pannier Market this December
Royal and Fortescue Hotel 62 the Bank Restaurant Dining Christmas Food and Waitress Pouring Champagne
Christmas Party Nights
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel knows how to throw a Christmas party; charming surroundings, attentive staff and delicious food will make your party one to remember.
Christmas Day Lunch
Christmas Day Lunch - FULLY BOOKED
Leave the Christmas day stress behind and join us for the perfect Christmas day lunch, forget the stress of the large food shop, all the cooking, and cleaning as you retreat to The Edwardian at The Royal & Fortescue Hotel.
girls in party dresses drinking
New Year's Eve
Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at The Royal & Fortescue Hotel, where an unforgettable evening of dining and dancing awaits you.
Girl with Cow at Devon County Show Parade
The Devon County Show
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Held at the County Showground at Westpoint, near Exeter, The Devon County Show is a highlight of the countryside calendar. Last year the event attracted 90,000 visitors over three days to see a packed programme of displays, livestock, stalls and the food and drink marquees.
Solider Saluting
80th Anniversary of D-Day
In 1944, the stunning coastal landscapes between the Northam Burrows and Woolacombe in North Devon played a vital role in preparing troops for the Allied invasion of Normandy since the terrain closely resembled the French coastline they were destined for.
3 Sheep at Devon County Show
The North Devon Show
The North Devon Show returns for 2023 with the usual Devon blend of attractions, exhibitions, trade stands, crafts and food - celebrating all things rural. It's the premier agricultural event in the region and has something for everyone.

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