Local attractions in North Devon
Things to see and enjoy during your holiday visit
For your information we've listed some of the local attractions you might be interested in visiting during your stay at Weirmarsh Big Barn.
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.
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.
Barnstaple Heritage Centre
- Barnstaple Heritage Centre, Queen Anne's Walk, The Strand, Barnstaple, EX31 1EU.
- 01271 373003
Embark on a fascinating journey through Barnstaple's history in the grade I and II listed "Queen Anne's Walk" building on the riverfront. The story is told through an exciting combination of audio and visual effects and information. Visitors come face to face with key figures such as an Elizabethan Town Clerk, A Mediaeval Mayor and a Todor Apothecary.
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
- Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8LN.
- 01271 346747
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.
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.
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.
Cobbaton Combat Collection
- Cobbaton Combat Collection, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9RZ.
- 01769 540740
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.