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Barnstaple Town in Devon

Photograph of Barnstaple

Location

Barnstaple is a town and civil parish in North Devon. It is the main town of the district and claims to be the oldest borough in the United Kingdom. It was founded at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw, about 3 miles (5 km) from the Taw's seafall at the Bristol Channel. By the time of the Domesday Book, Barnstaple had its own mint. Its size and wealth in the Middle Ages was based on it being within the staple, a staple port licensed to export wool, and its importance is still obvious in the town's name. The wool trade was further aided by the town's excellent port, with five ships being sent in 1588 to aid the fight against the Spanish Armada. It has a population of about 21,000.

Events near Barnstaple

Dining out near Barnstaple

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Zena's, Barnstaple

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Prezzo, Barnstaple, Barnstaple

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62, The Bank, Barnstaple

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Fullam Restaurant, Barnstaple

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Han Court, Barnstaple

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Tyme Restaurant, Woolacombe

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Lathwell's, Bideford

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Barnstaple, Great Torrington, Northam and Braunton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowBideford

arrowBraunton

arrowLynton

arrowNortham

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowBarnstaple

	arrowBideford

	arrowIlfracombe

	arrowNortham

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Braunton, Ilfracombe, Combe Martin and Mortehoe.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Braunton

	arrowBraunton and District Museum

Umberleigh

	arrowCobbaton Combat Collection

Appledore

	arrowNorth Devon Maritime Museum

	arrowSkern Lodge Activity Centre

Barnstaple

	arrowQueens Theatre

	arrowCentral Cinema

	arrowMarwood Hill Gardens

	arrowArlington Court

	arrowCastle Hill Gardens

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