Discover the timeless village whilst exploring Clovelly
Exploring Clovelly on the map – take a virtual tour. Holding the cursor on the map makes it interactive. From the Visitor Centre, walk down the path to the donkey stables and craft workshops yard. Then walk along down the steep cobbled street, which tumbles down past gleaming white cottages to the tiny deep-blue harbour. Queen Victoria’s fountain lies on the corner along the way towards the New Inn.
Turn right before the New Inn to the Methodist Chapel. Built around 1820, this chapel is a haven of peace away from the village street.
Rejoin the main street and explore Clovelly further. You will find the fascinating Kingsley Museum just below the New Inn, where you can discover so much more about Charles Kingsley and his times in Clovelly. It is also for artist followers as there is information on Rex Whistler. Then go further along this side street to visit Fisherman’s Cottage museum, where you can imagine what life was like in the past.
At the end of this street is the peaceful St. Peter’s Chapel, which is also worth visiting. Both chapels are small, but brimming in history.
Go back to the High Street and view or visit shops along the way down. Beyond the Cottage Tea Rooms, lies Oberammergau Cottage. It is one of the most decorated cottages in Clovelly. Christine Hamlyn, once the owner of Clovelly, brought the wood carvings of fruit and flowers, which frame the door and window, from Oberammergau, Germany in 1910.
Exploring Clovelly further towards the quay, you will find the Look-Out point with amazing views across Bideford Bay.
Then you may have to duck under Temple Bar archway on your way down to the quay where you will have access to the beach and waterfall. The Quay Shop in The Red Lion Hotel’s arched cellars was once used to store grain and coal. This is a small shop serving locally-made pasties and other food and drink. Hence it’s ideal if looking for a quick take-away snack to enjoy on the quay, savouring the harbour, distant views of Bideford Bay and the coast and cliffs.
From the quay, visitors either choose to walk back up the street or take a Land Rover back to the Visitor Centre car park. Please note that the Land Rover service only runs from Easter to October.