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EX34 8EQ, Ilfracombe, 59 St Brannocks Road
Set in an impressively restored Victorian building, the 4-star Silver accredited Dorchester Guest House is a short walk from the pretty seafront and the historic Tunnels Beaches. It boasts free WiFi and free parking. The... read more
EX34 8EQ, Ilfracombe, 51 St Brannocks Road
An adult-only guest house which offers free WiFi access and free parking, The Earlsdale is located within walking distance of Ilfracombe Town Centre and harbour, and the historic Tunnels Beaches. Decorated and furnished in a... read more
£ 55.00View Rates
EX34 9DJ, Ilfracombe, Fore Street
This small, family-run, dog friendly property is ideally located in Ilfracombe, a 3 minute walk from the harbour, shops and seafront. The Lundy sailing point, Landmark Theatre and bus station are just a 5-minute walk... read more
£ 39.00View Rates
EX34 9QQ, Ilfracombe, Hillsborough Road
Marine Court is a four-star AA Gold rated adult-only guest accommodation managed by hosts Russ and Karen. The furnished, en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation is situated in a quiet position a short walk from the... read more
£ 80.00View Rates
EX34 8NA, Ilfracombe, Score Valley
In a peaceful, secluded valley on the outskirts of Ilfracombe and convenient for Woolacombe, this splendid 18th-century country house is surrounded by gardens, woodland and streams. In a quiet location, Score Valley Country House is... read more
£ 48.00View Rates
EX34 9QN, Ilfracombe, Chambercombe Park
The Towers guest house is a landmark Victorian building in a superb position with beautiful sea views, overlooking Hillsborough nature reserve on the South West Coast Path with views towards Ilfracombe’s picturesque harbour. Located 1.2... read more
£ 40.00View Rates
EX34 9NU, Ilfracombe, 13 Larkstone Terrace
This award-winning Victorian guest house offers stunning sea and harbour views, just a few minutes’ walk from Ilfracombe’s beach and town centre. The Collingdale Guest House offers an award-winning full English breakfast and free WiFi... read more
£ 63.75View Rates
EX34 8AZ, Ilfracombe, Torrs Park
In a beautiful, peaceful location, nestled at the foot of the Torrs in the Wilder Valley, this beautifully restored house has a heated outdoor swimming pool, a sun terrace and free on-site parking. Set in... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
EX34 8AZ , Ilfracombe, Torrs park
In a conservation area of Ilfracombe, the 4-star Woodlands features rooms with free Wi-Fi. Close to the coastal path, Woodlands is within easy reach of the award-winning Tunnels Beach. Each en suite room at The... read more
£ 70.00View Rates
EX34 8EQ, Ilfracombe, 57 St Brannocks Road
This charming Victorian guest house is a mile outside the seaside resort of Ilfracombe. It has free WiFi, free on-site parking, and a lounge bar for guests to relax in. Strathmore is a 3-storey house,... read more
EX34 8NA, Ilfracombe, Mullacott
This farm offers 4-star rated accommodation in a peaceful location. You can see cows, pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens wandering the North Devon countryside, and there is free parking on site. Rooms at Mullacott Farm... read more
£ 63.00View Rates
EX34 9QW, Ilfracombe, 13 Chambercombe Park Terrace
Situated opposite Hillsborough Nature Reserve, which overlooks the harbour, Varley House is ideally located for visiting Damien Hirst's statue Verity. This large guest house has a garden, a spacious and homely lounge and bar and... read more
£ 49.50View Rates
EX34 8AY, Ilfracombe, Torrs Park
The Sherborne Lodge is situated in Ilfracombe, a pretty seaside resort on the North Devon coast, with rugged green cliffs and an Iron Age fort standing 115 metres above sea level. There is free Wi-Fi... read more
£ 62.00View Rates
EX34 8AU, Ilfracombe, 6 Torrs Walk Avenue, Ilfracombe
Quietly situated in Ilfracombe, the family-run Avoncourt offers a bar and terrace with panoramic views over the seaside resort. With free onsite parking, it is located along the South West Coastal Path. Featuring a garden... read more
EX34 8EH, Ilfracombe, 43 St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe, Devon
Situated 3.5 km from Watermouth Castle and providing free WiFi, Cairn House offers accommodation in Ilfracombe. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries, a hair dryer and... read more
£ 53.00View Rates
EX34 9BN, Ilfracombe, sandpiper inn broad street
Located in Ilfracombe, 2 km from Watermouth Castle, Sandpiper Inn B&B and Pub offers accommodation with free WiFi and a terrace. There is a bowling alley on site and guests can enjoy the on-site bar.... read more
£ 50.00View Rates
EX34 9BD, Ilfracombe, wilder road 1 The promenade
2.7 km from Watermouth Castle, st:marys house is situated in Ilfracombe and features rooms with free WiFi. Some rooms at the property include a balcony with a sea view. Exeter International Airport is 104 km... read more
£ 40.00View Rates
EX34 9ND, Ilfracombe, 7 Fairfield
Nicolas Devon air bed and breakfast has well-equipped accommodation featuring free WiFi in Ilfracombe, 3.3 km from Watermouth Castle. A continental breakfast is served daily at the property. Guests can also relax in the garden.... read more
£ 85.00View Rates
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The resort lies within the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The coast is also a part of the Voluntary Marine Conservation area of North Devon, because of its varied and rare marine wildlife.
The town itself has several small attractive beaches, yet its only a 5-minute drive away from the sandy expanses of Woolacombe, Croyde and Sauton. These beaches are a haven for surfers, body boarders, kite surfers and the bucket and spade brigade. The town itself offers a wide variety of activities, including sea fishing, golfing, quad biking, horse riding and walking (including the Tarka Trail and the Coastal Path). The Green Flag award-winning Bicclescombe Park is nearby.
Choosing the Perfect Accommodation
Since it is a resort of many years with an excellent reputation among local and international travellers, Ilfracombe offers a wide spectrum of luxury and cheap hotels, B&B’s and guest houses for the holidaymaker.
Besides traditional hotels, there are plenty of first class seafront guest houses and bed and breakfast as alternative and homey places to stay. Guests will find accommodation styles to suit their tastes, whether it is rustic or modern.
Visitors that opt for convenience as opposed to secluded relaxation may look for places to stay closer to the town centre. Most bed and breakfast and hotels in the area have rooms that offer panoramic views over the harbour or over the rolling Devon hillside.
B&B’s offer comfortable and charming family rooms that allow larger groups of travellers to comfortably base themselves. Most hotel rooms, bed and breakfast, and family rooms are clean and well-equipped with televisions, tea and coffee makers, comfortable bedding, Wi Fi etc. to offer a relaxing getaway in this part of the United Kingdom.
Attractions For Visitors in and near the town centre and seafront
The town centre has a lot of bars, bistros, restaurants and pubs offering a variety of nightlife to suit all tastes. There is also the Landmark Theatre, which offers a choice of plays, bands and films throughout the year. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of North Devon, nearby you will find stunning coastal walks, rock pools, sandy beaches, surfing, golf courses, award-winning restaurants and traditional country pubs. Tunnels Beaches, the picturesque harbour, golf club and museum are all within easy reach of most properties.
Not only are the town’s cheap hotels and bed and breakfasts excellent for exploring the rest of North Devon, it offers rugged cliffs and dramatic coastlines, fantastic beaches, adventure parks, historic museums, castle gardens and railways within its immediate perimeter.
Holiday makers interested in the history of the area can spend a day exploring the Iron Age Hillfort or the reputedly haunted manor house at Chambercombe. They can also take a ride on a steam train from the Minehead train station or on a narrow gauge track at the Woody bay train station.
More sporty visitors can enjoy the many walking or cycling trails (part of the National Cycle Network cuts through the area) in the hillside, indoor sports, fishing or cruises that go up to the stunning and secluded Lundy Island. Cultural explorers may like to check out the Landmark Theatre, which stages a variety of comedy, musical, classic and variety productions throughout the year.
Ilfracombe is also home to six carnival celebrations in the year, including May Day, a Victorian celebration in June, a sea festival in September and the lighting of a Christingle at Christmas. Fine gastronomic delights and a fortnightly Farmer’s market near the town centre complete a fantastic local holiday.
This makes Ilfracombe a wonderful destination for individuals and families that want to get close to nature while still enjoying the creature comforts that a well-established resort town has to offer.
Main Town Centre Train Station
Main railway station ?
Intercity trains travel to Exeter. Here you can change to the scenic Tarka Line for onward rail travel to Barnstaple. From Barnstaple they are coach bus or taxi connections to Ilfracombe.
Alternatively you can travel by coach (National Express) from London Victoria coach station and other major cities and towns. Most connect or transfer at Taunton, Exeter or Barnstaple with some direct routes to Ilfracombe. Book cheapest b&b deals in the UK.
Location of this seaside resort town in North Devon
Where is Ilfracombe ?
This seaside town is located on the North Devon coast in south-western England. It’s harbour is the largest one on this coastline. The county of Devon shares his borders with Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset.
The town centre is around 2 hours drive from Bristol.
- Barnstaple Devon — 9 miles
- Bude North Cornwall — 31 miles
- Taunton Somerset — 36 miles
- Exeter in Devon — 42 miles
- Plymouth Devon — 58 miles
Another major international airport in the wider region is Cardiff CWL airport in Wales, just over 150 miles away (you can find several hotels and b&b’s nearby).
Must See Tourist Attractions and Sights
(Bath Place, EX34 8AN England)
It’s a great tourist attraction and wedding venue. Popular place to get married. The tunnels themselves provide unique access to a beautiful area of coastline. The hand carved tunnels are leading to sheltered beaches and a Victorian tidal bathing pool.
(Wilder Road, Runnymede Gardens, EX34 8AF North Devon, England UK)
Small interesting museum displaying an interesting array of exhibits.
(Berrynarbor, Watermouth EX34 9SL, United Kingdom)
Castle home to a collection of Victorian antiques, animated displays, mechanical musical instruments, a unique arcade of pier slot machines, Gnomeland, Adventureland, Dungeon Labyrinth and a family theme park. The surroundings of the castle features wonderful landscaped gardens, with plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, and glorious woodland walks.
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
(Higher Leigh Manor, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe EX34 0NG, Devon UK)
Wildlife park home to several species of wildlife, animatronic dinosaurs, shows, and much more. This wildlife park is a great day out for the whole family.