Clovelly is a beautiful, picturesque fishing village, steeped in maritime atmosphere and history. It was once owned by the Queen of England!Book Tickets
Charles Kingsley’s Bicentenary (1819-2019), held on 12-16 June, was very much appreciated. It was mainly based on his famous novel, The Water Babies, published 1863, said to have been inspired by Clovelly.
The programme included plants and colour schemes, yarn-bombing displays, Kingsley Museum mural and story images, an actor, Bradley Brunsdon, telling stories of Kingsley’s life and his inspiration to write the novel, plus Become a Water Baby Art Trail, live music, Victorian parade and so much else.
Charles Kingsley actor, Bradley Brunsdon
Some Kingsley Museum corridor mural images
Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby
Some Art Trail painted slates by Rachel and Stephen Perham around the village
‘The Water Babies’ yarn bombing at the Visitor Centre courtyard
The Clovelly Soap Co.
Clean Sweep Soap
The Christmas lights turn on is a magical time in Clovelly. Starting at 4 pm in the afternoon, a local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour, with festive Christmas carols sung along the way.
There’ll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas grog and other refreshments available at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station. Then, Father Christmas will make a surprise visit!
Entrance fee: £10 per car at the Visitor Centre after 2 pm. All proceeds will go to the R.N.L.I.