Villages by the Sea, BBC 1

Villages By The Sea

It was again repeated on BBC1 on 13th October 2020 after the release date in 2019 and can be viewed for 29 days by clicking on the link on Read More.

“Archaeologist Ben Robinson reveals the story of this Devon coastal gem’s transformation from fishing village to romantic Victorian seaside resort.

Our coastal villages are often seen as remote places for retreat and relaxation. However, they have often been on the front line of history – from the
arrival of Christianity to battles with neighbours and nature; from slave trading to the birth of modern tourism.

Thanks to a powerful and pioneering woman, Clovelly found itself at the forefront of the Victorian seaside holiday revolution. Even today cars are banned and the village is privately owned, helping to preserve it as a reminder of a bygone age”.

British Travel Journal, Autumn/Winter 2020

The Editor-in-Chief of British Travel Journal, Jessica Way and family, came to visit Clovelly this year and had a lovely stay

“The Red Lion and Sail Loft were perfect for us (the food was delicious!) and we were all just blown away by the beauty of the village – what a special destination”.

Jessica’s article in this Autumn/Winter British Travel journal is greatly appreciated, so please click to view:

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Clovelly Maritime Festival

Sunday 21st July 2024

Watch the exciting Clovelly Cup yacht rally against a backdrop of live music, street entertainment, activities and games for the whole family. Join us for a day full of fun, all in aid of The Mission to Seafarers.