Things to do in Ilfracombe

As your holiday destination Ilfracombe offers you a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquility and centuries of heritage and style. There are plenty of things to do. A coast of contrasts, Ilfracombe is a place where you can come and relax, where the sky meets the Atlantic Ocean. Ilfracombe is a resort that also has a contemporary edge from its top class restaurants and galleries, to its theatre and night life.

Ilfracombe : The Local Area

Things to Do: Attractions


A 66 foot bronze-clad sculpture named Verity created by world famous artist Damien Hirst. The statue of Verity pregnant holding a sword aloft and standing on a base of legal books is meant to be a modern allegory of truth and justice



Chambercombe Manor is a short drive or 20 minute walk away. This haunted Manor has many a story to tell of smuggling and secret rooms. Featured on TV's "Most Haunted".



Situated off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, natural beauty, remote and tranquil, without roads, cars or pollution.



Tunnels Beaches is Ilfracombe's Award winning beach and Ilfracombe’s must see attraction, the fascinating tunnels provide unique access to a beautiful area of coastline inaccessible by any other means.

The Tunnels

The Big Sheep

North Devon's favourite and friendliest family attraction will be unveiling their latest attraction this season.

MV Balmoral

The Balmoral is a classic coastal cruising ship offering afternoon excursions  from The Pier at Ilfracombe.


Clovelly is a unique village once owned by the Queen of England. From Elizabethan days until today,


A magical experience for all the family. Dungeons, Labyrinths, Victorian Gardens, Water Shows and more.


The Landmark Theatre is a spectacular arts and entertainment complex situated right on the seafront.

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