Discover North Devon
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. Here is just a small selection:
There are lovely sandy beaches at Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde; Bideford has a great range of fascinating shops; Ilfracombe, with its pretty Victorian houses, is home to Damien Hirst’s Verity; the delightful village of Braunton has access to incredibly beautiful walks; the historic fishing village of Clovelly is perched on the side of a 400 ft cliff; Hartland offers 12 miles of spectacular coastline; Exmoor National Park, has a rugged natural landscape, wild ponies and deer; and Great Torrington is famed as The Cavalier Town because of its significant role in the English Civil War.
You will also find that Barnstaple is a hub for local bus and train services, if you prefer not to drive.