the classic guide

A guide to the West Country from the people that know…

Clovelly

A beautiful, unspoilt fishing village enveloped in green countryside. From Clovelly it is easy to take a boat trip across to Lundy Island, a pristine little wilderness just off the coast. Unusually, this village is privately owned and has a modest entrance fee to help maintain its upkeep.

2 Stars

Sep 2011

Miss Morgan

Historical but a bit of a rip off?

We visited Clovelly as they were promoting their crab and lobster festival. Great we thought - some lovely local produce to sample. We joined a large queue to pay £5.95 to get in to the village. That was a surprise. We walked the half-mile down an extremely steep and cobbled slope to the quay which had a handful of tiny stalls selling cupcakes, stir fry and local crafts. No lovely local crab or lobster in sight. It's a tiny place so became packed very quickly and made it difficult to get around. We left pretty quickly.

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5 Stars

Aug 2011

Wonderful day out, fantastic cliff top walks with stunning views. Village was delightful - well worth the climb! Good cream teas and lovely harbour.

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5 Stars

Jul 2008

Simon Tregoning

Beautiful but steep

A chocolate box seaside village that tumbles down the hill to the sea.

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