There are plenty of things to do whilst you enjoy your stay in North Devon. Whether you want to sit and relax on a beach, or something more adventerous, you should have no trouble finding something to fulfil your needs.
Exmoor National Park straddles the north coast of Devon and Somerset with some of the most staggeringly beautiful landscapes imaginable.
South Coast Path
The South West Coastal Path at 630 miles is Britain's longest National Trail, running from Minehead in Somerset to South Haven Point near Poole Dorset.
Romance In The South West
Many storylines have been based on the West Country, Lynton & Lynmouth are famous for being a favourite place of several romantic writers and poets.
European Dark Sky Reserve
To help protect Exmoor’s natural environment the National Park Authority aims to achieve International Dark Sky Reserve status.
Damien Hirst's Verity
Love her or hate her, people come from all over to see the controversial peice of art creatd by Damien Hirst, located at Ilfracombe.
RHS Garden at Rosemoor
North Devon’s gardens, nine in total, stretch from the edges of Exmoor to the tucked away coastal valleys and encompass formal, informal, naturalistic, ancient & modern.
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
For steam train enthusiasts the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway operates from Woody Bay Station which is three miles south of Lynton.
West Somerset Railway
To the east at Minehead the West Somerset Railway runs standard gauge steam locomotives for twenty miles to Bishops Lydeard on the outskirts of Taunton.
Barle Valley Safaris
For wildlife lovers Barle Valley Safaris offer an off road adventure taking leisurely trails across the moor to experience this sensational landscape.
The Exmoor Falconry
For a more hands on experience The Exmoor Falconry at Allerford offers the chance to fly these magnificent birds of prey.
Take a boat ride to Lundy Island, suituated off the coast of North Devon. Relax and get really close to the marine life of these local waters.
Outovercott Riding Stables
For more energetic activities horse riding is close by and several facilities offer varying levels of competence. Contact Outovercott Riding Stables to discuss your requirements.
Nick Thorn Surfing school
Try your hand at surfing and learn on one of North Devon’s most spectacular beaches with Nick Thorn Surfing School at Woolacombe.
National Trust - Arlington Court
The National Trust owns several country houses, open between Easter and the end of October, Arlington Court is within a 30 minute drive of Highcliffe House.
National Trust - Dunster Castle
Another fantasic place to visit is the National Trust owned, Dunster Castle. This is also only a 30 minute drive from Highcliffe House.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Ride the famous water powered cliff railway up 862ft of track, and once at the top enjoy the stunning views of exmoor and the coastline.
Experience Exmoor Safaris
Experience Exmoor offer an adventurous off-road trip of a lifetime, viewing some of Exmoor’s famous landscape & wildlife through Exclusive Routes across the Exmoor’s National Park.
Exmoor Endurance Run
Coastal trail series in Exmoor National Park. Run 10k, a half marathon, a full marathon or an ultra through the western area of the national park and take in all of the breathtaking scenery!