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“Beautiful historical fishing village”
Review of Clovelly Village

Clovelly Village
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Clovelly
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Owner description: Clovelly, North Devon. World famous for our cobbled, traffic-free street, donkeys, sledges and historic harbour. The stunning views, peaceful tranquility and cobbled, traffic-free, high street of this world famous fishing village, built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff, tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port. It is famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We were surprised by Clovelly. I think it is the only village we have visited owned entirely by the one owner and has had only 3 owners since the reign of Richards II! It was restored in late 19 century/early 20th century by the then owner, Christine Hamblyn and kept in same condition since, no cars allowed and all roads are cobble stoned - make sure you wear decent shoes with good support and good grip! We were there when it was hot and dry but I would imagine it might get quite slippery if it was wet.
Also, make sure you watch the video in the Visitors Centre to understand some of the history before you go down to the village and you might need to get the Land Rover service to take you back to the top of the village afterwards!

Thank Peter M
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Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018




Dear Visit,

Many thanks for taking the time to leave this delightful review of your visit to Clovelly. We are pleased that you were surprised by Clovelly and found it an interesting experience.

We are glad that you enjoyed your time here and that you recommend watching our Audio-Visual film. Our visitors often tell us that it gives great insight into life in Clovelly and adds hugely to the enjoyment of a visit here.
We hope you will return!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Loved this quaint cobbled seaside village...everyone should visit Clovelly at least once in their lifetime

Thank Michelle S
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Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Dear Visitor,

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review of Clovelly village. We truly appreciate your comments and are delighted you enjoyed your experience. We whole hardheartedly agree with your conclusion that everyone should visit Clovelly village,at least once in their life time!

We do hope you will be able to come and visit us again one day.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Clovelly village is beautiful, a must see for anyone visiting the area, our children’s favourite place to go when we’re in the area.

Thank katharinephillips
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Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018




Dear Visitor,

We are so pleased to hear you thought the village was beautiful and that your children love Clovelly as well.
Thank you very much for your kind comments and please come back and visit soon!

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Timeless, breathtaking scenery, and views, completely unique, wonderfully happy and helpful staff everywhere, definitely need to return!

Thank MandyM1533
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Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018




Dear Visitor,

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Clovelly village!

We are absolutely delighted you chose Clovelly to celebrate your 50th birthday. We hope you truly enjoyed yourself and had a wonderful day!

Please do come back and visit us again.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place. .so calm and full of history. The walk down is leg shaking but worth every minute. The water is so clear and the views breathtaking especially from the cottage tea rooms where we shared our lunch with the very cheeky but sweet sparrows who were eating practically out of our hands. The walk back up wasn't something either myself or my husband was looking forward to. .But if I'm honest it was easier going up than coming down. .And a huge sense of achievement which will certainly add to a desire to return as soon as possible. Our two dogs also had a wonderful time and we were delighted to see so many places dog friendly. .it really adds up to a great day out for us. At the start I thought it was a little costly however the experience was for us priceless, after slaving all week at work that feeling of being a world away from real life is worth much more.

Thank clareemmins
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