As the UK is currently under nationwide lockdown restrictions, we can’t visit North Devon at the moment, so we thought we’d bring some of the prettiest North Devon villages to you!
Please don’t travel to North Devon at the moment, these villages will be there to welcome you back once it is safe!
With fairytale style cottages, pastel coloured houses and narrow streets, Appledore is one of the region’s traditional fishing villages. It is home to the North Devon Maritime Museum and a fascinating history of piracy – the pirate festival is one of our favourite North Devon events!
Described as a chocolate box village, Lynmouth is often visited alongside its neighbour, Lynton, which is equally picturesque. Lynmouth can be found at the bottom of a set of cliffs, while Lynton is at the top and a Victorian cliff railway connects the two. Both Lynton and Lynmouth provided inspiration to some of the greatest romantic poets and is known as England’s Little Switzerland – its not hard to see why!
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This village has some incredible views across the English Channel and there are a number of coastal walks that can be joined from the village, giving you plenty of chances to take in the scenery. For the history fans among you, the village is mentioned in the Domesday Book, with a note about its ‘interesting features’, some of which are still there now, including a church with a barrel roof.
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Also known as the surfing capital of the south west, Croyde is steeped in historical charm. The cottages have thatched roofs and the village sits right on the seafront of one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Whether you’re into surfing or not, Croyde is well worth a visit, it’s ideal for ramblers too, Baggy Point and a number of other popular walking routes in and around the village.
You can’t talk about picturesque villages in North Devon without mentioning Clovelly. This is one of the most famous in the UK, it is attached to a cliff and there are no vehicles allowed – deliveries are made by donkey and the cobbled streets and quaint cottages have a real otherworldy feel.
Please be aware that the UK is currently in a national lockdown. Please do not travel at this time.