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Barnstaple Vacation Packages

Find an exciting blend of numerous cultural and historical attractions with modern activities and water sports in this former river port along the River Taw.

The bustling town of Barnstaple is the principal town of North Devon. See the museums and art galleries, ride the cycle paths and row along the river. Shop in big-name stores and individual boutiques and relax with a cream tea at one of the many local cafés.

Visit Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum. Stroll through the formal Victorian gardens and nature reserves and stop in time to watch the live feed of the estate’s colony of lesser horseshoe bats. Visit the carriage museum to see the collection of horse-drawn carriages. Arlington Court also holds numerous events throughout the year, such as Christmas wreath making and Easter egg hunts. Check ahead to see what’s on and visit at the right time.

Cycle 30 miles (48 kilometers) along the Tarka Trail, which takes you through the beautiful North Devon countryside. Find the information boards to learn more about the trail’s history and the wildlife you can see here. Download the audio trail guide mp3 for even more information. Play the tracks at the right stops and you’ll have your own personal guide as you travel.

Head to Exmoor Zoo to see over 160 species of animals from all over the world. Follow the zoo trail to make sure you see all the exhibits. The zoo offers a large range of daily activities, such as timed talks and feedings. Book in advance to try a number of special activities. Experience a day in the life of a zookeeper or take a tour with a professional photographer. Bring children to the meet-and-greet sessions where they can feed and handle some of the animals. You can even feed a range of carnivores by hand, including wolves and big cats.

Barnstaple is easily accessible, with good train and bus links. The town is a little over 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Exeter International Airport. Find other nearby airports in Cardiff and Bristol. The town hosts numerous events, such as markets and public bands, so check ahead before you visit to see when these are on.

Barnstaple accommodation options include the Bracken House Bed & Breakfast North Devon and Travellers Rest Old Church Debon - B&B.


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The Royal & Fortescue

The Royal & Fortescue

Boutport Street, Barnstaple
4.1
of 5, from 32 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Barnstaple, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Pannier Market and within 9 mi (15 km) of Arlington Court and St. Hieritha's Church. Saunton Sands and Wistlandpound are also within 12 mi (20 km).

$98
Moorlands Hotel

Moorlands Hotel

Woody Bay, Barnstaple
4.2
of 5, from 4 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Parracombe, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lee Abbey, Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway, and Glen Lyn Gorge. Wistlandpound and Watersmeet House are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$119
The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel

Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple
4.4
of 5, from 23 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Barnstaple, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Pannier Market and within 9 mi (15 km) of St. Hieritha's Church and Arlington Court. Saunton Sands and Wistlandpound are also within 12 mi (20 km).

$84
The Barnstaple Hotel

The Barnstaple Hotel

Braunton Road, Barnstaple
4.3
of 5, from 39 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Barnstaple, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Pannier Market and within 9 mi (15 km) of Saunton Sands and Arlington Court. Croyde Bay and St. Hieritha's Church are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$93
Yeo Dale Hotel

Yeo Dale Hotel

Pilton Bridge, Barnstaple
4.4
of 5, from 12 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Barnstaple, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Pannier Market and within 9 mi (15 km) of Arlington Court and Saunton Sands. Croyde Bay and St. Hieritha's Church are also within 12 mi (20 km).

The Park Hotel

The Park Hotel

Taw Vale, Barnstaple
4.1
of 5, from 31 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Barnstaple, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Pannier Market and within 9 mi (15 km) of St. Hieritha's Church and Arlington Court. Saunton Sands and Wistlandpound are also within 12 mi (20 km).

$135
Kentisbury Grange

Kentisbury Grange

Kentisbury, Barnstaple
4.8
of 5, from 23 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Barnstaple, this boutique hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Wistlandpound and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Arlington Court. Lee Abbey and Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$75
The Cedars Inn

The Cedars Inn

Bickington Road, Barnstaple
3.8
of 5, from 48 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Barnstaple, this inn is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Pannier Market and within 9 mi (15 km) of Saunton Sands and Big Sheep. St. Hieritha's Church and Arlington Court are also within 12 mi (20 km).

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