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Events at Clovelly

March 30, 2018 to April 13, 2018

Children receive a village map on entry on which to mark the location of a number of Easter chicks perched up and down the cottages along the High Street to the quay.  If they spot at least 10 chicks, they can return the map to the Visitor Centre reception to win an Easter egg and a bigger prize if they spot all 15.

Come along and join the fun. 

May 27, 2018

This year we will also be celebrating the Visitor Centre's 30th Anniversary...

July 14, 2018

The day will be full of fun and packed with a programme of all sorts of activities and entertainment for all ages.

There will be another  Clovelly Cup Rally with the North Devon Yacht Club! They will be racing outside the harbour across the bay. It will be an amazing sight to see, with the boats surrounding the harbour and setting off around the race course. Bideford Sea Cadets will also be joining us in...



Lentsherd: A Clovelly tradition.   For generations every Shrove Tuesday, the children of Clovelly have taken part in an unusual custom. Tin cans are tied to strings and dragged down the famous cobbled street at dusk. The incredible noise the tin cans make is said to rid Clovelly of all the bad things from the previous year, chasing bad spirits away and banishing the Devil into the sea before the season of Lent begins.   Once the children have clattered their way to the harbour, the strings are... more

Watch the official trailer released for the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society film scheduled for general release on 20th April.  Shooting parts of the film in North Devon took place last year including Clovelly and nearby Hartland Abbey last May.  In the trailer, see how many views you can spot if both are familiar.   You can also see Nazi troops marching through the streets of Bideford and a plane flying over Saunton beach.

Last year Clovelly won a third consecutive Gold award in the South West region of the RHS Britain in Bloom competition and a 'Best in Group' trophy with Mary Mortimer cup, thanks to the Gardening Group and all residents.   This year on 6th February, Clovelly village was thrilled to receive confirmation from RHS that it is now one of the 2017 regional group finalists, thus representing the South West region in the Champion of Champions, 2018 National Britain in Bloom competition! It is not one... more