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About Barnstaple

Barnstaple is a lovely town on the banks of the River Taw in England. It is North Devon’s social centre as the place offers a melange of attractions to holidaymakers, including natural and historic sites, theatres, museums and avenues for shopping. The history of Barnstaple can be traced back to the 9th century and its oldest surviving part is a Norman mound and remnants of a Norman Castle that you can explore during your holiday here. The Gothic-style St. Anne’s Chapel is another historic building in town that now houses a museum. It is also the last remaining chantry in town. The Georgian-style Guildhall not only has an eye-catching facade but also houses the Pannier Market, a traditional market where you can sample the best of delicious street food and local produce.

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What to see in Barnstaple

Learn about the area with a visit to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. Admire the informative exhibits related to the area's wildlife, landscape, history and culture. The artefacts related to the Regimental Collection of the Royal Devon Yeomanry and the displays in the Tarka Gallery are particularly noteworthy. Enjoy an idyllic day at the Marwood Hill Gardens. This place allows you to explore the numerous lakes and pretty gardens in 20 acres of picturesque landscape. After discovering the beautiful grounds, head to the charming tea room for some scrumptious scones.

Arlington Court is a late-Georgian country house 5mi away from town. You can tour the ornamented interiors as 16 rooms are open to the public, including the morning, drawing, dining and music rooms. The silk hangings in the boudoir will have you wishing for a similar bedroom of your own! Barnstaple also makes a good base to discover the beautiful Tarka Country. You can walk or cycle along the scenic stretch of the Tarka Line, which itself is a part of the 180mi Tarka Trail that is a series of cycle paths and footpaths around North Devon. The route is basically an ode to the fictional Tarka the Otter who is supposed to have taken the same route in the eponymous book.

Where to stay in Barnstaple

Booking a hotel in Barnstaple well in advance will help you get good deals. The town centre has a fair share of lavish lodgings that are near some of the popular attractions. Staying here would mean easy access to St. Anne’s Chapel, Queen Anne’s Walk, Pannier Market and Butcher’s Row. You can find cheap hotels near the railway station. Choosing accommodation here also makes sense (if Barnstaple is your base) to explore North Devon. More reasonable hotels are also found in the suburbs, namely in Sticklepath and Rumsam.

To find yourself lodgings in a fine Regency-style villa, look for hotels in the neighbourhood of Newport. There are some fine properties that serve as independent hotels near the pretty banks of the River Taw. Pilton, to the north of Barnstaple, has traditional townhouses and fine old cottages, many of which serve as hotels and Bed and Breakfasts. Choose from these fine accommodations for an authentic local lodging experience.

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