Attractions & Activities in North Devon

Things to see and do during your holiday

To help you plan your holiday we have included below our recommendations for local activities and attractions within easy reach of Weirmarsh Big Barn.

Arlington Court

Full of collections for every taste, many of them amassed by the eccentric and widely travelled Miss Rosalie Chichester. Collections include model ships, costume, pewter, shells and horse-drawn carriages. Walks and carriage rides within the grounds lead through attractive gardens into extensive parkland grazed by Shetland ponies and Jacob sheep.

Arlington Court, Arlington, Nr Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP.

Dartington Crystal

Watch talented experts create award winning works of art and learn about the history of Dartington Glass in their audio visual theatre. You can watch the live demonstrations of glassmaking and try the many hands-on activities they have to offer. Choose a special piece for yourself or loved ones and have it personalised with a personal message or motif.

Dartington Crystal, Linden Close, Torrington, Devon, EX38 7AN.

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is the perfect way to find out more about North Devon. Their collections and displays cover the natural and human history of this beautiful part of the country. Highlights of the Museum include the Tarka Gallery, the Story of North Devon and the Regimental Collection of the Royal Devon Yeomanry.

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8LN.

RHS Garden Rosemoor

A garden for gardeners, often featured on television and displaying a stunning variety of garden styles with all year round interest. Rosemoor's 40 acres are designed to delight and inspire a wide range of visitors, from the novice to the professional, and its fascinating explorer trails are popular with children.

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8PH.

Tapeley Park

Tapeley Park is a stately home situated near the coast, between Instow and Bideford. The gardens are a wonderful balance of nature and nurture and are very beautiful. With formal terraces, a lake, thoughtful woodland walks, abundant organic vegetable gardens and surprising animal encounters, a day at Tapeley Park will be enjoyed by all.

Tapeley Park, Instow, North Devon, EX39 4NT.

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Mostly covering World War Two, but with exhibits from the Boer War up to the Gulf War, this collection just keeps growing. The collection now has over 50 vehicles and literally thousands of other items, including tanks, weapons and artillery, uniforms, gas masks, grenades, bombs and blackout lamps.

Cobbaton Combat Collection, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9RZ.

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