Welcome to Clovelly

Clovelly is a beautiful, picturesque fishing village, steeped in maritime atmosphere and history. It was once owned by the Queen of England!

Originally the estate was owned by William the Conqueror, King of England, gifted to his wife and then had many royal associations until 1242 when first acquired by the Giffard family. Until the middle of the 19th century Clovelly was unknown to the outside world.

Why do you have to pay to enter Clovelly?

There has always been a charge to visit Clovelly.
Like most historical landmarks (e.g. National Trust sites), we heavily rely on entrance fees for the essential maintenance and upkeep that comes with an ancient village perched on a 400ft cliff, with no vehicular access.

Book your visit

Tickets are available all year round

Your entrance fee includes

  • Entry to the village
  • Parking
  • Entry to Clovelly Court Gardens
  • Entry to the Fisherman’s Cottage and Kingsley Museum
  • Audio-visual experience
  • General Facilities
  • Great access to the walks and picnic spots surrounding the area

Your entry fee also goes towards our tree planting and conservation initiatives that you can see around the village.

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.