Woolacombe guest house

Things to do

Here are some ideas of things you could do while staying at High Ways House.

Attractions
Gardens
Walking
Cycling
Surfing
Adventure
Golf
Eating Out
Tourist Information
Nearby touring site

Attractionsback to top
For children there is The Milky Way near Clovelly has plenty to keep children happy for the whole day.

The Big Sheep is close to Bideford and will keep you and your children amused for hours, with sheep races, racing ducks and a massive play area for children.

Every year throughout June the area celebrates the North Devon Festival. This festival holds a fantastic range of events and is rated one of the top five festivals in the UK.

Clovelly is an old fishing village clinging to the steep cliff, with cobbled streets, a picturesque harbour, souvenir shops and pubs. A step back in time.

Ilfracombe Aquarium is down on Ilfracombe Harbour and shows the life of a stream starting high on Exmoor along its journey to the sea and beyond.

Ilfracombe Beer Festival takes place each April or early May with a wide choice of local ales to sample.

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is a narrow gauge railway with steam engines running along a picturesque line in Exmoor.

Ilfracombe Victorian Week takes place each June and Ilfracombe returns to its Victorian roots. Come and join in the fun.

Gardens back to top
Marwood Hill Gardens are about a 10 minute drive away and are a complete delight. They were created by Dr James Smart who developed them from about 1960 onwards to the joy they are now. You can purchase plants while visiting the gardens.

RHS Rosemoor is at Great Torrington and these gardens have matured into a wonderful display of different gardens within the whole complex. They include the original gardens created by Lady Anne Palmer and cover some 65 acres. There is a restaurant and plant sales so you can make a great day out here.

Walking back to top
The North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival offers guided walks in early May and late September each year. You can download self guided walk routes from West Country Walks who run the walking festival. Many of these walks have been led during the festivals. North Devon and Exmoor provide some superb walking with the South West Coast Path being only a short distance from us.

Cycling back to top
The Sustrans cycle routes are close by, following the old railway from Ilfracombe to Barnstaple and then on along the Tarka Trail cycleway into mid Devon.

There is quality cycle hire at Braunton and Barnstaple.

Surfing back to top
Croyde is a perfect centre for surfing with various surfing schools always providing lessons. The beach is patrolled by the Coastguard.

Adventure back to top
Are you an adventure junky? Do you like the thrills of rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, coasteering, kart racing, quad biking, or the less hairy kite flying, mountain biking, kayaking or paintballing. Then go to Devon Adventure to realise your dreams.

Golf back to top
The Ilfracombe Golf Club is about 4 miles away and welcomes visitors to the club. Willingcott Valley Golf Course is about 2 miles down the road.

Eating Out back to top
Devon is now blessed with some excellent restaurants and pubs. Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and the surrounding villages are home to a wide choice of good food.

Tourist Information back to top
For further information on anything in this area please contact the local tourist information centres. High Ways House is supplied with a portfolio of places to visit during your stay.

Ilfracombe: +44 (0)1271 863001
Email: info@visitilfracombe.co.uk
Woolacombe: +44 (0)1271 870553
Email: info@woolacombetourism.co.uk

Nearby Camping & Touring Site back to top
Sunnymead Farm is directly opposite us so if your friends want to join you in their caravan or camping then we can recommend this for its convenience.

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