Clovelly Village

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September, 2016

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You arrive at the Visitor centre where everything is explained. You can walk down the steep cobbled streets through the village. It has been looked after the same family since 1738. There are no cars. You can watch the audio-visual film first. You can cheat & use the Landrover service down & back. £5 per couple each way but certainly worth it on the way back!

The cobbled streets were built from stones hauled up from the beach. Known as ‘Up-along’ or ‘Down-along’. They still have donkeys in a stable in the village. Donkeys were used as the main transport for centuries.

Clovelly’S impressive quay dates back to the 14 th century as do many of the cottages. It was once a bustling fishing port famous for its herrings & mackerel. It’s still part of the village life. It is also famous for shipwrecks & smuggling. Since 18790 Clovelly has had its own Lifeboat. Sit here on the harbour wall & enjoy a well earned drink. Or stay a night in The Red Lion Hotel which stands right on the waterside with stunning views. You can take a boat trip to Lundy island.

You need walking shoes! Not for the feint hearted.

Here you can drive on to,Hartland Abbey, the Lighthouse & Point. Well worth the view of Lundy island rising out of the sea & the amazing rocky coast & the dangerous seas of the Bristol Channel.


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