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Ilfracombe Town in Devon

Photograph of Ilfracombe

Location

Ilfracombe lies on the North Devon coast and borders the Bristol Channel. The town dates from Iron Age times where it was settled by the Dumnonii celts. Its name is thought to be an anglicisation of \'Alfreinscoma\' which means \'valley of the sons of (King) Alfred\'.

Ilfracombe today is a busy resort that grew to prominence in Victorian times, with the town expanding around the ancient harbour. Its beaches are mainly shingle but are still a favourite with swimmers. The resort is dominated by the landmark of Hillsborough Hill - the site of an Iron Age fort.

Highlights of the area include the Tunnels Beaches, the Landmark Theatre and the trip to Lundy via the MS Oldenburg. The dramatic coast at Mortehoe, Lee Bay, Hele Bay, Watermouth and Combe Martin are within easy reach.

Slightly further afield lie the surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. The rolling valleys of Exmoor and the shopping outlets of Barnstaple are also well within an hours drive from the town.

It currently has a population of about 11,000.

Events near Ilfracombe

Dining out near Ilfracombe

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6 St. James Bistro, Ilfracombe

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Chimes of St James, Ilfracombe

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Grass Roots, Ilfracombe

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Clarets Restaurant, Ilfracombe

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Tyme Restaurant, Woolacombe

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Fullam Restaurant, Barnstaple

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Zena's, Barnstaple

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 Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Braunton and Lynton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowIlfracombe

arrowBraunton

arrowLynton

arrowNortham

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowIlfracombe

	arrowBraunton

	arrowBarnstaple

	arrowLynton

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

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