Discover North Devon
From coast to countryside, natural beauty surrounds you.
If you want to explore the local North Devon area, you will be spoilt for choice as there are countless places of interest within easy reach of the four star Imperial Hotel in Barnstaple. Here is just a small selection:
Explore sandy beaches at Saunton Sands, Woolacombe, Westward Ho and Croyde; Bideford has a great range of fascinating shops; Ilfracombe, with its pretty Victorian houses, is home to Damien Hirst’s Verity; the delightful village of Braunton has access to incredibly beautiful walks; the historic fishing village of Clovelly is perched on the side of a 400 ft cliff; Hartland offers 12 miles of spectacular coastline; Exmoor National Park, has a rugged natural landscape, wild ponies and deer; and Great Torrington is famed as The Cavalier Town because of its significant role in the English Civil War.
Situated in the heart of Barnstaple's town centre many local attractions are just minutes walk away, explore the newly refurbished Museum of Barnstaple, visit the iconic Pannier market full of local food and craft or follow the River Taw around Rock Park as you enjoy a gentle stroll.