Ilfracombe is a small town on the North Devon coast in the west of England. It has a beautiful harbour and some wonderful examples of Victorian architecture. Recently Ilfracombe has become a culinary centre for the area with several excellent seafood restaurants, a buzzing cafe culture and Damien Hirsts' 10 The Quay restaurant. Mr Hirst recently announced his intention to build 500 eco homes on the outskirts of the town. Ilfracombe has a vibrant, up and coming feel to it and is perfectly placed for a great family holiday.
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- Ilfracombe sits on the A361 road which is connected to the M5 Motorway near Tiverton. Ilfracombe is typically 2 hours drive from Bristol.
- The town is served by National Express coaches, including direct services to Bristol and London (via Heathrow Airport). 
- Several holiday companies offer coach holidays in Ilfracombe.
- The nearest train station is situated in Barnstaple, at the end of the branch line from Exeter. Local bus services connect Ilfracombe to Barnstaple Train Station.
- Local buses connect Ilfracombe to the surrounding seaside resorts, including neighbouring Woolacombe, a large sandy beach popular with surfers.
- Frequent buses also connect Ilfracombe to nearby towns and villages, including Combe Martin, Braunton and Barnstaple: the largest town in the area.
1 St. Nicholas's Chapel, Lantern Hill. Chapel with lighthouse lantern.
- Take a day-trip to Swansea or Penarth (near Cardiff) on a paddle steamer - summer only.
- Take a trip to Lundy Island. See puffins and seals.
- Visit Ilfracombe Aquarium
- Take a walk up Hillsborough or Capstone for superb views.
- See 'Verity': the new giant art installation by Damien Hirst, situated on the end of the pier.
- Visit Ilfracombe Museum
- Watch a film at the cinema
- Enjoy the High Street with its' wide range of independent shops
- Visit Chambercombe Manor
- Walk the coast path to Lee and Woolacombe and beyond
- Watch a show at the Landmark Theatre
Espresso. for great seafood and meat
Gazpacho. for authentic Spanish food and fabulous tapas
10 The Quay. for good food surrounded by Damien Hirst artwork and sometimes a chance to spot the man himself
Grassroots. for great vege delights
The Deli. for coffee, brunch and lunch
Maddys. fish n chips
Harbour deli. olives, paninis and coffee
Joe Deluccis. great ice cream
Royal Britannia Hotel, Broad St, ☎ .