A little further

Spread your wings

Spread your wings

If you don’t mind a slightly longer journey, there are some must-see attractions peppered throughout our special county! From the rare and striking wildlife that calls Halsdon Nature Reserve home to characterful market towns that are jam-packed with unique shops, there is plenty to see and do, so why not make a day trip of it?

13.1 Miles

Halsdon Nature Reserve

An enchanting woodland that is home to a plethora of incredible wildlife, Halsdon Nature Reserve is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the natural world. Weave your way through the ancient trees, keeping your eyes open for kingfishers, dippers, an array of butterfly and dragonfly species, plus otters! In fact, Halsdon is known for being one of the best places to spot these elusive animals – don’t forget to bring your camera!

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13.8 Miles

Hartland Abbey

A stunning privately owned house and estate, Hartland Abbey has a rich history. Built in the 12th Century, Hartland Abbey was a monastery and was later gifted by Henry VIII to the Keeper of his Wine Cellar in 1539. Hartland Abbey is one of the most historically important ancestral homes in North Devon and contains a wealth of national interest, including architecture and decoration from the Medieval, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods.

View of Hartland quay near the town of Bideford in North Devon, dark rock formations, blue sea, selective focus
13.8 Miles

Hartland Quay

Located on the Atlantic coast of Devon, this ruggedly beautiful coastline experiences some of the roughest seas in winter. A former harbour, it now offers a jaw-dropping walking spot. The views and scenery are so spectacular, it has even been used as a filming location for a number of films and television shows! The former Coastguard cottages have been turned into toilets, and you’ll also find a nearby shop and museum where you can explore the history of the quay. 

Church with colourful flowers peaceful scene in England UK South Molton Devon
21.9 Miles

South Molton

Thought to have originated in Saxon times, the market town of South Molton has its own Pannier market and lots of characterful, independent shops as well as stunning architecture. We love to visit on market days which are Thursdays and Saturdays! The market has just won ‘Best Community Market in Britain’ and boasts plenty of stalls where you can pick up some local delights.

Arlington Court, the Country Estate, Barnstaple,Devon, England, UK
26.6 Miles

Arlington Court

Often described as the unexpected jewel of Exmoor, Arlington Court is a Regency house with an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles, set in an idyllic garden. Visitors can expect to revel in the historic house, exquisite gardens, carriage museum, second-hand bookshop, the old kitchen tearoom as well as the pleasure grounds and wider estate.