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Clovelly stars in BBC Antiques Road Trip

Last week Clovelly featured heavily in a recent episode of BBC’s Antiques Road Trip. As you may recall, they visited our humble village in early April. Our very own Maha Rous show the Antiques Road Trip team around the area, illustrating Clovelly’s storied history as a fisherman’s village. We highly recommend watching the full episode, which also visits neighbouring areas in North Devon. You can watch it here.  

‘Unique’ North Devon village named one of the prettiest in the UK – Daily Express

A huge thank you to the Daily Express for naming Clovelly one of the prettiest villages in the UK. “Located on a steep hill in North Devon, this village ticks all the attractions boxes.” The Express highlighted that Clovelly receives excellent feedback from visitors on TripAdvisor. One user said: “The scenery here is stunning, and would rival anywhere in the world, we were also very lucky to have visited on

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Clovelly named one of the best apple orchards to visit in the UK this autumn – Delicious Magazine

It’s not long to go until our famous Apple Day on Wednesday, 27th October. We’re extremely grateful to Delicious Magazine for featuring our humble Clovelly orchard. “Picturesque fishing village Clovelly is well known for its annual apple days. Try your hand at making apple bath bombs and corn dollies, bob for apples and tap your feet to live music, and bring your own apples to be juiced for free (or

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‘Why you should visit Clovelly this summer’ – Great British Life

Last week’s Great British Life article provided compelling reasons to visit Clovelly this summer. On the must-do list when visiting our ‘Private Paradise’ includes visiting Clovelly Court Gardens, dining at The Harbour Restaurant and sleeping in luxury at The Red Lion Hotel. Once again thank for Great British Life for featuring us!  You can read the full article here.

Clovelly named as one of England’s Most Beautiful Villages, as featured in MyLondon

A huge thank you to MyLondon for describing Clovelly as one of the most beautiful villages in England.   They were particularly enamoured with our famous Clovelly donkeys, explaining to London readers how the now-retired donkeys were used for transport in our ancient village.   “The ancient fishing village is uniquely special due to its traditional architecture, donkeys and views over the Bristol Channel, which attract endless tourists.”   You

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RNLI Fundraiser – Sunday, 1st August

All proceeds from St Austell, Greene King, Country Life Brewery sales in the Red Lion Clovelly Village on Sunday 1 August go to the RNLI! The Red Lion will be offering a paella and takeaway menu to enjoy on the quay. The RNLI provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service. It’s a cause that is very close to our hearts and that we see

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Clovelly Court Gardens featured in this month’s Devon Life Magazine

“Hidden behind high walls, alongside a famous North Devon fishing village, lies a magical, and very productive, garden.” The Clovelly Court Gardens were the highlight of this month’s Devon Life Magazine feature, Garden Press. Inside you’ll find out about the history of our beautiful gardens and the fond memories that have taken place here. You can read the full article here. Once again, thank you Devon Life Magazine!  

Clovelly named one of Britain’s Prettiest Fishing Villages

A huge thank you to BBC Countryfile Magazine for featuring us as one of Britain’s prettiest fishing villages. They had this to say:   “Exquisite Clovelly is as ancient as it is quaint. It was first noted in the Domesday book as belonging to William the Conqueror’s wife, before three great Devon families ruled this sea estate for the next 800 years. Fishing boats were built using trees from the steep forest around

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North Devon Team Swam the English Channel for RNLI Appledore and Clovelly

The six swimmers from nearby Westward Ho! have raised £3800, as reported by Devon Live. They’ve were spotted training just beyond Clovelly’s harbour in preparation. Each participant will spent an hour at a time in the ocean, taking turns to swim through day and night. Congratulations to Andrew and the team. If you wish to donate, you can do so here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/SwimbuddiesWestwardHo  

Clovelly listed as one of England’s most beautiful villages by The Telegraph

We’re honoured that our ancient fishing village’s unique charms have been picked up by The Telegraph. On the 9th June we featured on their list of ‘England’s most beautiful villages‘. Here’s what Telegraph Travel had to say about Clovelly in their piece ‘An expert guide to a weekend in Devon‘. “Scattered up a hillside and clinging to a 400-foot cliff overlooking Bideford Bay, Clovelly has to be one of Devon’s most

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