Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration: North Devon
Ilfracombe is situated in the picturesque Wilder Valley in North Devon and is part of the North Devon Area of Natural Beauty which was designated in 1959 and stretches from the Cornish border to Combe Martin.
North Devon boasts a dramatic, beautiful and varied coastline from the golden sands of Woolacombe and Croyde, both favourites with surfers from across the world, to the cliffs and hills of Clovelly and Lynton & Lynmouth.
Unique landscapes such as Braunton Burrows, a world-class dune system which is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, are widespread in the area. Exmoor National Park offers stunning views, wilderness, tranquillity and an abundance of wildlife.
While there is more than enough to interest and entertain on land, the sea offers its own excitement to many visitors. Unspoilt Lundy Island, just 3.5 miles long and 0.5 miles wide, lies off the North Devon coast and can be reached by sailing on the MS Oldenburg which operates regular cruises from Ilfracombe from March to November. Sea wildlife safaris, coastline sightseeing cruises and fishing trips are also available to visitors, while surfing, snorkelling, diving, canoeing, sailing and swimming all available to visitors to Ilfracombe and other results. And who can resist a quick paddle in the sea?
With so many places to see, so much to do, so many events and festivals - including Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration - and so many wonderful places to eat and drink, what more could you want than what is offer in wonderful North Devon?