North Devon is special. An area that is just off the beaten track yet readily accessible to all. An area of outstanding natural beauty, with a marine biosphere and national park surrounding. We may be more remote that our southern neighbours but more distinct as a result. Rolling hills yield into spectacular valleys, dispensing into perfect waters.
Be it spending time with the family, walking the dog, eating out or celebrating with friends, to the people that live here, and visit here, North Devon really is the perfect place.
Choose The Carlton as your base in Ilfracombe and you’ll discover nearby golden sandy beaches perfect for rock-pooling, swimming and surfing, dramatic coastlines, rugged moors and verdant valleys which all demand to be explored. Amazing attractions, great local food and drink and a wealth of cultural experiences await you on the doorstep.
Within the town you’ll be able to explore a thriving arts and craft scene. A multitude of galleries and workshops to view with frequent exhibitions and open days. Don’t miss out on Damien Hirst’s Verity on the pier. Whilst on the pier call in to the Aquarium, which resides in the old lifeboat shed. Opposite you can see the modern equivalent.
North Devon’s only Michelin starred restaurant nestles in our foodie quarter down Fore Street. Thomas Carr has created an ambitious food offer for diners. He’s not alone as we have a wealth of talented restaurateurs and food producers in town from chocolate to marmalade and much more in between.
We’ve chosen a small selection of current, future and past articles to illustrate what you can do and enjoy when you stay in North Devon at The Carlton.