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Events at Clovelly

November 18, 2018

November is the time of year when the historic, fishing village of Clovelly, North Devon, celebrates its annual Herring Festival, which is held to promote these tasty, nutritious Silver Darlings and support carefully managed fishing. 

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...

December 02, 2018

Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly.  Starting at 3:30 pm, a local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour with festive Christmas carols sung by a local choir.  

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

At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire...

December 26, 2018

Enjoy a lunch barbecue and hog roast on the quay with FREE entrance into the village all day and live music.
It should make the perfect follow-up to your Christmas day.

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