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Speke's Mill Mouth Waterfall
1.99km from Hartland Abbey
One of the most popular waterfalls in North Devon, which was located in a stunningly beautiful area of hanging valleys and high cliffs, where seabirds swoop and wildflowers flourish on the clifftops. The waterfall plunges 157 feet (48 meters) in three steps, from the edge of the cliffs to the rocky beach below. From aside, at the top of the waterfall, you will have an amazing view of three major stages with a total drop of 48 meters. Very impressive to see.
The Milky Way Adventure Park
8.96km from Hartland Abbey
With over 110,000 sq feet of indoor fun & acres of outdoor activities, this multi award winning attraction is the biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon. Named Devon's Large Attraction of the year by Visit Devon and #7 in the UK by TripAdvisor in 2016, it’s fun for parents as well as kids, and there are no hidden extras: all rides, shows and play areas are included in the entrance fee.
Sandymouth Bay Beach
15.52km from Hartland Abbey
A gorgeous National Trust beach, just 15 minutes north of the town. When the tide is out, the fantastic sandy beach is exposed and it is often much quieter than the other main beaches. It is very popular with both families and surfers and is set against a dramatic backdrop of sheer cliffs. Sandymouth is a National Trust beach and has a large, manned, car park with 200 spaces at the top of the cliff. This lovely beach has its own waterfall and is serviced by a seasonal café, toilets, and surf-hi
18.15km from Hartland Abbey
A wide expanse of golden sand is exposed at low tide, bordered by rocky outcrops ideal for rock-pooling. It is A wide expanse of golden sand is exposed at low tide, bordered by rocky outcrops ideal for rock-pooling. The beach has great facilities including a large car park, level access and viewing area, a play area, skate park, beach cafe, showers, amusements and pubs close by.
Bude Sea pool
18.5km from Hartland Abbey
Bude Sea Pool is a semi-natural amenity that has provided a haven for free and safe bathing and other water-based activities since the 1930s. It is one of the very few tidal swimming pools which still remains open to the general public today and is open throughout the year, free for all to enjoy. The Pool is topped up by the sea at high tide each day.
The BIG Sheep
18.62km from Hartland Abbey
The BIG Sheep is North Devon’s most popular family attraction, with some of the best rides, shows, and all-weather entertainment in the area. This multi-award-winning family attraction is guaranteed to be the highlight of your holiday, with hilarious shows, including the world-famous Sheep Racing, great rides, including the South West’s largest family rollercoaster.
18.7km from Hartland Abbey
Summerleaze Beach is Bude’s central hub of sand, surf, and sun, and it’s the first port of call for many visitors. The river, with its bobbing fishing boats, flanks the wide, sandy beach that is sheltered by the impressive breakwater, making the beach particularly popular with families and surfers. Summerleaze is also an unusually interesting beach with a large breakwater complete with a tower protecting a small harbour and the mouth of the Bude canal with its massive lock gates.
20.04km from Hartland Abbey
The Bude Canal was built in 1823 to enable the transportation of unusually mineral-rich sand from beaches in and around Bude to the hilly interior of Devon and Cornwall's border country. It became the first canal in the UK and second in the world to use water-powered tub-boat inclines, and it had the most inclined planes of any waterway.
22.47km from Hartland Abbey
Saunton Sands is a long straight sandy beach backed by the impressive Braunton Burrows a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is a popular beach with surfers and families due to the long stretch of water perfect for swimmers and surfers. It is part of the Taw-Torridge estuary Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is at the centre of the UNESCO-designated North Devon's Biosphere Reserve, where Braunton Burrows lies at the heart.
23.03km from Hartland Abbey
A beautiful unspoilt island that was home to a fascinating array of wildlife amidst dramatic scenery. It is 400ft at its highest point, is the largest in the Bristol Channel and quite possibly the most unique. The Island creates a rich diversity of animal and plant life loved by walkers, climbers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. As the UK’s first Marine Conservation Zone, the waters also play host to a spectacular array of marine wildlife
23.44km from Hartland Abbey
Braunton Burrows, is one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles. At the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. it is a UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve. The core area comprises an active dune system with geomorphological and successional processes. Other habitats include a rocky foreshore, mud and sand flats, saltmarshes of various types. It is home to an abundance of flowers, plants and wildlife.
24.03km from Hartland Abbey
The Tapeley Park grounds are renowned for their beautiful gardens, particularly the Italian terraces, and include a lake, ponds, old woodland, and a number of fields where Hector’s herd of Highland cattle graze. It sits high on a hill overlooking the River Torridge and the North Devon coastline. Home to the Christie family for two centuries. They are open to the public on a regular basis and feature Italianate terraces, a working kitchen garden, and a permaculture garden.
RHS Garden Rosemoor
26.79km from Hartland Abbey
A beautiful and enchanting garden nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley and home of Tarka the Otter and located within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by woodland, the garden is rich in variety throughout every season and features inspiring planting displays enhanced by the natural beauty of Devon. One of the iconic attractions in this area which attracts a number of tourists.
27.62km from Hartland Abbey
This traditional Lakeland stone cottage perfectly combines the charm of a character property with the comfort of modern facilities. With spacious accommodation over three floors offering five bedrooms and three bathrooms, this delightful property really does tick all the right boxes for families and groups of friends looking for central accommodation.
27.66km from Hartland Abbey
Woolacombe is one of the finest beaches in the West Country, and it is easy to see why it has won numerous awards. Located on Devon’s north coast, between Croyde and Ilfracombe, the 3-mile sandy beach is popular with surfers and families looking for a traditional seaside experience. It is popular for kayaking, walking, swimming and kitesurfing as well as surfing.
28.75km from Hartland Abbey
A great picturesque cove tucked in between the rocks, famous for cowries and other exotic seashells. It is a great spot for some good old-fashioned rock pooling and its sand is perfect for those who prefer a quiet snooze in the sun. Barricane is a great place for swimmers and surfers alike but high tides restrict its usage.
36.41km from Hartland Abbey
Ilfracombe is the largest harbour on the North Devon coast and has been in existence as a port for several centuries. Today the predominant use is for leisure and tourism but this is still a working harbor with fish and seafood landed daily.
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
36.45km from Hartland Abbey
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic explores British magical practice, making comparisons with other systems of belief, from ancient times to the present day. It houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft-related artifacts and regalia. The museum has been located in Boscastle for fifty years and is amongst Cornwall's most popular museums.
36.45km from Hartland Abbey
Chambercombe Manor is a Norman manor owned by the Champernon family from around 1162. In the early 16th century it became the property of Henry Duke of Suffolk father of the ill fated Lady Jane Grey. Elizabethan furniture shares the interior with later Victorian decor. Lady Jane Grey is known to have visited the house. It was one of the iconic attraction and a worth visit.
The Ilfracombe Aquarium
36.47km from Hartland Abbey
Ilfracombe Aquarium is an award-winning, all-weather, educational, family attraction located in the Old Lifeboat House alongside Ilfracombe's picturesque and historic harbour. It has a collection of living exhibits displaying over 75 species. They provide a unique and fascinating zoned journey of discovery from the source of an Exmoor stream to sea and beyond.
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Hartland, Stoke, Bideford EX39 6DT, UK
Hartland Abbey is a comfortable Georgian manor house, built upon the foundations of a 12th-century monastery. It has been in the same family since 1547. visitors can experience the stunning interiors, collections, beautiful gardens and walks but the Abbey exudes the warmth and friendliness only found in a family home cherished for generations. Close family connections to Poltimore House and Clovelly Court nearby are evident.