Are there still Clovelly donkeys?

The Clovelly donkeys are a must-see part of any family visit to North Devon. You’ll find their picturesque old stables below the Visitor Centre and just beyond the craft workshops.

Mention Clovelly to most people and they’ll straight away say ‘donkeys’. They carried the fishermen’s heavy baskets of herring up the narrow cobbled street from the harbour, as well as other heavy loads for the villagers.

Today the donkeys enjoy a more restful existence, giving rides to visiting children in the summer.  Donkeys can be seen by the Victoria Fountain from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm during the summer months.   Make sure you pose for a photograph with them – the donkeys love the attention and your children will be entranced and enthralled.