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Ilfracombe Harbour - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

10A The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, UK


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About Ilfracombe Harbour

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.

Attractions Near Ilfracombe Harbour

The Ilfracombe Aquarium
The Ilfracombe Aquarium0.08km from Ilfracombe Harbour

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.

Verity0.15km from Ilfracombe Harbour

A 66-foot stainless steel and bronze sculpture named Verity is an allegorical statue of a giant pregnant woman representing justice and truth.It was created by world-famous artist Damien Hirst, who stands on the pier at the entrance to the harbour looking out over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales. The name of the piece refers to "truth" and Hirst describes his work as a "modern allegory of truth and justice".

Chambercombe Manor
Chambercombe Manor1.19km from Ilfracombe Harbour

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.

Watermouth Castle
Watermouth Castle3.1km from Ilfracombe Harbour

Watermouth Castle is a building in Watermouth, near Ilfracombe, North Devon, England, designed by George Wightwick as a residence for the Bassett family in the mid-19th century and is not a true castle but a country house built to resemble one. It has been designated as a Grade II* listed building. It houses a beautiful collection of Victorian antiques centered on domestic tools and amusement machines, a family theme park and holiday apartments.

Barricane Beach
Barricane Beach7.87km from Ilfracombe Harbour

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.

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park8km from Ilfracombe Harbour

A family-run park with a genuine passion for encouraging respect for animals and the natural world around them. Home to an abundance of exotic and indigenous wildlife and the very latest in Dinosaur animatronics. You can meet the wonderful Meerkats, Primates, Reptiles, Lions, Sea Lions and the largest pack of Hudson Bay Wolves in the UK.

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Devon is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north-east and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town.