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Events at Clovelly

November 15, 2015

Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing and our annual Herring Festival is held to promote these tasty, nutritious 'Silver Darlings' and support carefully managed fishing as carried out by our local fishermen.  

The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast.  Records go back over 400 years and in 1749, there were a...

December 06, 2015

Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly.  The promenade starts down the cobbles with a local brass band leading the procession down to the harbour and accompanies Christmas carols sung by a local choir.  

There'll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas punch and other refreshments available at the Harbour
and Lifeboat Station and Father Christmas will makes a surprise visit.

At about 5 p.m. the...


Clovelly has been awarded GOLD by South West in Bloom on 24th September 2015, entirely due to the efforts of the Clovelly Gardening Group and residents. Photo taken at the South West in Bloom award presentation at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.  Left to right: Ellie Jarvis, Steve Marvell, The Hon. John Rous, Eileen Turnock, Jonathan Dimbleby, Su Maddocks and the Mayor of Dartmouth.

The August issue of Tatler Magazine, under Fashion content, included 10 pages of superb photos of a fabulous model  taken at Clovelly: 'Loving Summer. Seaside super-chic" (styled by Deep Kailey and photographed by Will Sanders).  3 photos can be partially viewed on Tatler Facebook  photo page and all on Clovelly Facebook (click on icon on homepage).

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, Devon & Cornwall, Channel 4 Episode 1 includes Clovelly.  Available from 2 Sept. for 29 days. To watch, click on