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The heart  and hub of North Devon's magical coastline. Ilfracombe is the largest harbour on the North Devon coast. It has been in existence as a port for several centuries, and is today an ideal centre from which to explore the many attractions that North Devon has to offer, along with being at a strategic location to reach destinations such as Lundy Island and other harbours along the North Cornwall and South Wales coasts.

Tunnel Beachs Ilfracombe

Tunnel Beaches

A premium wedding venue

A 1 minute walk from the Osborne Hotel. Hand carved in the 1820's, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience. Read extensive history information throughout the site – including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys, girls and for when boating with ladies! Learn how local entrepreneurs developed the tunnels and pools, and transformed Ilfracombe from a small fishing village into a popular seaside tourist resort.


Located at Ilfracombe Harbour

A 66 foot bronze-clad sculpture named Verity created by world famous artist Damien Hirst has been loaned to North Devon Council for the next 20 years . On Tuesday 16 October 2012, Verity was hoisted into position giving residents and visitors their first glimpses of her standing tall on Ilfracombe's Pier.

Woolacombe Beach

Voted the best beach in the UK 2015

Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley. The beach is 2.5 miles long, sandy and gently sloping. The beach has Blue Flag and Premier Seaside Beach awards for its cleanliness, water quality and facilities. It is a popular destination for surfing, and there are many establishments offering tuition and equipment hire. Only a 10 minute drive from Ilfracombe

Golfing Breaks

Ilfracombe Golf Course

Ilfracombe is surrounded by 4 Golf Courses, all within a 20 minute drive from the Town. Ilfracombe Golf club itself is only a 5 minute journey from our Hotel, with spectacular views along the North Devon Coast & across the Bristol channel to South Wales. All Golfing activities can be organised from the Hotel with booking times, Equipment, catered for.

Welcome to Ilfracombe 

Watermouth Castle 

A 10 min drive from Ilfracombe

Watermouth Castle offers a rare combination of opportunities - for not only do visitors have the chance to live in a castle, but they also enjoy unlimited, free entry to one of the West Country's premier tourist attractions during their stay. Within the splendid castle itself, there are six superb apartments, an indoor heated swimming-pool, a museum, a choice of theme attractions, and some fascinating water displays. Outside, the castle's 50-acre estate features wonderful landscaped gardens, with plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, and glorious woodland walks.

Fishing Breaks

Charter your own boat!

Obsession II was designed to maximise the 100 plus feet of gunnel space. It can accommodate 12 easily, stowing all your kit and tackle out of the way. Sit in the wheelhouse or outside undercover while we travel to those distant reefs and wrecks. Charters can be arranged by the hour, half day, or full day. We run special evening and night trips for experienced parties. If you haven't got your own gear, do not worry as we can supply it all.

Chambercombe Manor

 Steeped in history and legend!

in its secluded setting, the manor found ownership and prominence among the Norman Knighthood,the Medieval Court and later the notorious 'Wreckers' of Ilfracombe. Now held in trust and open to the public Chambercombe Manor offers a distinctly different day out.

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Open everday of the week.

More than eighty years after its closure in 1935, you can once more board a train of original L&B carriages at England's highest narrow-gauge railway station - the delightfully named Woody Bay Station - 1,000 feet up on wild Exmoor.
Operated almost entirely by volunteers, we are a "non-profit" organisation owned by its Members with the mission to fully restore the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.