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Clovelly - Timeless Beauty in North Devon

Clovelly is a picturesque privately owned North Devon fishing village that has changed little over the centuries. It is set into a steep sheltered hillside with stunning views.

Clovelly

Now a major tourist attraction Clovelly's white washed chocolate box cottages and car free cobbled streets make it an ideal day out for families of all ages and sizes.

Clovelly Donkeys

Donkeys at Clovelly

Clovelly is famous for it's donkeys which were used in years gone by to haul goods from the small harbour up the steep winding cobbled lane to the main village. Today donkeys are used during the summer months to ferry both children and luggage.

Clovelly Quay

Looking down at Clovelly quay

Clovelly has a history of smuggling and piracy and it is said that smugglers used caves at the North of the harbour to hide their bounty.

Today the unspoilt quayside is lined with cottages the oldest of which is Crazy Kate's Cottage named after a fisherman's widow who drowned after walking in to the sea wearing her wedding dress to join her husband in his watery grave.

Also along the quay is the Red Lion hotel which offers rooms and a place to eat.

Clovelly Beach

The water fall where according to legend Merlin was born

Clovelly has a small but very pretty pebbled beach complete with a waterfall. Behind the waterfall is a cave where so legend has it Merlin was born.

Other Attractions

Clovelly has a pottery which is open most of the year a Silk shop and craft workshops.

Parking at Clovelly

Clovelly's steep narrow cobbled streets mean that it is car free but there is a large carp park available at the visitor centre and parking is included in the small entrance fee. For those that find the climb back up the hill too steep there is also a Land Rover service for a small charge.

Clovelly Map

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