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Lifeboat Weekend in aid of the R.N.L.I.

4th & 5th August 2018 is when this popular event takes place and is a celebration of the Clovelly lifeboat and its volunteer crew. On Saturday, there will be a 2 mile sponsored sea swim from Bucks Mills to Clovelly. Sunday will be a fun-packed day with games, competitions, entertainments, food and drink, music and other family fun in and around the harbour. The Lifeboat House will be open to visitors

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Clovelly Gig Regatta

August 18, 2018 is when the West Country boasts a long tradition of racing pilot gigs. Gig racing is exciting and strenuous, with crews reaching speeds of 9 knots in North Devon’s powerful tidal waters. You’re assured an exhilarating day’s racing. So come along and cheer on the brave crews! Normal admission charges apply

Lobster and Crab feast

September 02, 2018 see’s Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs sustainable caught by its fishermen with a great day out for all the family. Choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay or book a table at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant to enjoy a delicious lobster dish. There’ll be live music all day, cookery demonstrations with tastings, a prize draw for a magnum of

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Apple Day

October 24th 2018 is Apple Season – so we are holding our Apple Day with lots of lovely apple crafts and activities. On arrival at Clovelly you will see apple pressing by Gatcombe valley Juices outside the Visitor Centre, so please do bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed and taste the fresh juice or if you wish, you can bring more for pasteurisation and bottling for which

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Clovelly Herring festival

November 18th 2018 is the time of year when the historic, fishing village of Clovelly, North Devon, celebrates its annual Herring Festival, which is held to promote these tasty, nutritious Silver Darlings and support carefully managed fishing. The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast. Records go back over 400 years and in 1749, there were

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Christmas lights in Clovelly

2nd December 2018 is a magical time at Clovelly. Starting at 3:30 pm, a local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour with festive Christmas carols sung by a local choir. There’ll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas grog and other refreshments available at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station and Father Christmas will make a surprise visit. At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire

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Boxing Day BBQ

26th December 2018, Boxing day is the perfect time to walk off the excesses of our Christmas festivities. Why not enjoy a walk in the mooring in North Devon and join us of a BBQ lunch and hog roast on the quay with FREE entrance into the village all day and live music. The perfect family day to follow on from Christmas day.

Pirates of Clovelly

Best New Years Eve party ever! 31st December 2018. We like to celebrate our history and Clovelly has plenty of Pirates going back over the centuries.  There will be pirates, gunpowder to illuminate the quay and a pirates table loaded with the spoils from their latest voyage. So come and celebrate another year’s passing, plus a disco to party away in to the New Year. If you like dressing up join

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Clovelly wins Group Travel Award!

The owner of Clovelly, The Hon. John Rous and front of house staff, were honoured and proud to win the Award for the development of Incoming Group Visitors by ensuring that overseas visitors, with many groups from Germany, receive an excellent welcome with visitor material tailored to their needs. The annual Group Travel Awards recognise the very best suppliers in the group travel industry.  Clovelly was one of five nominated

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Devon Job Swap Challenge

The Hon.John Rous (left), owner of Clovelly, and Rick Turner (right), Director of The Big Sheep, agreed to swap running their attractions on a recent busy day this August. Both thoroughly enjoyed their time out to try managing a very different attraction to their own.