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Explore Barnstaple & North Devon

Make your stay memorable as you explore what North Devon has to offer.

There are great activities available close to the Imperial Hotel, to make your stay at our elegant 4-star hotel even more memorable.

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Clovelly Village View

Exclusive Guest Discounts

When staying with us at The Imperial Hotel, we want you to get the most out of your stay and enjoy all that North Devon has to offer. With that in mind, we have teamed up with many local attractions and are pleased to offer you the following discounts.

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Discover The Barnstaple Collection

As our guest, you have access to some exclusive North Devon discounts and benefits through our Barnstaple Collection. Enjoy an array of discounted dining across our sister hotels from cocktails, to lunches and afternoon teas, there's a discount for everyone. 

Discover our Barnstaple Collection


Local Attractions

Here are some of our top choices for amazing things to do. What's more, you can enjoy exclusive discounts to local Devon attractions when you stay with us.


Dartington Crystal

20% off first-quality items
Distance: 12.5 miles [approx. 29 mins]

Experience a brand new Visitor Experience at Dartington Crystal’s popular tourist attraction in Great Torrington, the home to the UK’s last remaining factory scale crystal and glass manufacturer.

Girls on Trampoline Attraction Jumping

Air Extreme

10% off when you stay with us.
Distance: 3.1 miles [approx. 9 mins]

Bounce, flip and let loose on the wall-to-wall trampolines inside Air Extreme for an exciting activity for all the family. 

Couple Shopping Lifestyle Concept

Affinity Devon Shopping Outlet

Distance: 12 miles [approx. 23 mins]

Fantastic shopping with over 30 stores from famous national brands, offering a fantastic variety of offers on normal retail prices. Clothes, food and drink, children's play area and regular events.

Tapeley Park

Tapeley Park

2 for 1 entry when you stay with us
Distance: 9.2 miles [approx. 16 mins]

Tapeley Park situated between Instow and Bideford is one of North Devon’s best-kept secrets. Take in the magnificent views over the Torridge Estuary to the sea beyond. 

Clovelly Village in North Devon


Distance: 21 miles [approx. 33 mins]

World famous for its cobbled, traffic-free street, donkeys, sledges and historic harbour.

Front View of Hartland Abbey

Hartland Abbey & Gardens

10% off when you stay with us. 
Distance: 24 miles [approx. 41 mins]

Hartland Abbey with its beautiful gardens and grounds welcomes visitors from the end of March until October.

Lundy Island

Lundy Island

In a place of wide spaces and big skies, without roads, cars or pollution, simply walking is a profound pleasure.


Watermouth Cove

Watermouth Castle

Distance: 12 miles [approx. 27 mins]

A lovely Victorian Castle with interesting displays that is also home to a family theme park with rides, maze, dungeons, play areas and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Marwood Hill Gardens

Marwood Hill Gardens

Distance: 4.7 miles [approx. 15 mins]

Only 4 miles from Barnstaple, Marwood Hill Gardens is an excellent 20 acre private garden and lakes, with a Garden Tea Room and wonderful views.

Sheep and Lamb at The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep

Distance: 11 miles [approx. 19 mins]

A great family day out including 12 live shows a day, farmyard animals, rides and entertainment.

Dinosaur Model Combe Martin Wildlife Dinosaur Park

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

Distance: 13 miles [approx. 25 mins]

A lovely 28-acre park with wildlife including African lions, wolves, sea lions and meerkats, as well as spectacular dinosaur models.

Animal at Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo

10% off entry when you stay with us.
Distance: 7.5 miles [approx. 20 mins]

An enjoyable day trip for all ages, the zoos treats visitors to a close-up view within excellent animal exhibits.

Cyclist on Tarka Trail in Rock Park Barnstaple North Devon

The Tarka Trail

The famous series of footpaths and cycle paths inspired by the much-loved book and takes you through glorious scenery.

Barnstaple Museum

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

Distance: 1 mile [approx. 4 mins]

Collections and displays that cover the natural and human history of beautiful North Devon.  

RHS Rosemoor

RHS Garden Rosemoor

Receive £8 entry when you book online
Distance: 13 miles [approx. 26 mins]

This beautiful 65-acre garden is meticulously planted, within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides and hotel guests are entitled to discounted entry!

Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way Adventure Park

Receive 10% off entry when you stay with us [term time only]
Distance: 18 miles [approx. 29 mins]

An all-weather theme park featuring the Cosmic Typhoon, Devon’s tallest, fastest & longest roller coaster. It also includes North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area.

Quad Biking activity

Keypitts Activity Centre

10% off when you stay with us
Distance: 11 miles [approx. 23 mins]

A fantastic activity centre near Ilfracombe, offering Quad Biking, Axe Throwing and 4×4 Land Rover Experience.

Becky Falls Dartmouth

Becky Falls

10% off when you stay with us
Distance: 43 miles [approx. 1hr, 24 mins]

No visit to Devon would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor's iconic landmark.

Stuart Line Cruises

Stuart Line Cruises

10% off when you stay with us
Distance: 59 miles [approx. 1hr 18 mins]

Ensure you don’t miss out on one of Devon's top things to do and take a trip with Stuart Line Cruises.

Couple on Double Kayak

OSKC Watersports

10% off when you stay with us
Distance: 9 miles [approx. 26 mins]

Watersports Centre in Combe Martin offers all types of kayak and stand-up paddle board activities including hire and guided kayak tours.

Segway Experience

EasiGlide Segway Experience

10% off when you stay with us
Distance: 12 miles [approx. 24 mins]

EasiGlide offers Segway tours around North Devon and other areas of the South West.

Man on SUP Board at Sunset


10% off when you stay with us
Distance: 13 miles [approx. 26 mins]

H2o Outdoor specialise in providing unforgettable experiences by combining high-quality activities with the outstanding natural beauty of this area. 

Close Look Up at the Bees when Honey Making

Quince Honey Farm

20% off when you stay with us
Distance: 10 miles [approx. 19 mins]

Discover the hidden world of bees at this delightful family-run farm in South Molton.

South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

We’re located on the South West Coast Path and just a stone’s throw from Braunton Burrows, part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to 500 species of wildflowers and rare wildlife.

Surfboard at Saunton Beach

Walking on Waves

10% discount on all lessons
Distance: 11 miles [approx. 25 mins]

First Wave sessions are designed to get you off the beach, in the water, and having fun as quickly as possible. 

Race World Go Karting

Race World Go-Karting

Distance: 55 miles [approx. 1hr 8 mins]

Race World Go-Karting track is Exeter's very best indoor racing track! With a 400m circuit, flyover bridge, state-of-the-art equipment, conference room and 4000sq ft viewing area, it has something for everyone!

Couple on Walking Tour

Guided Walking Tours

John Ward offers guided walking breaks and tailor-made adventures within the wild beauty of the coastline and moors of North Devon and Exmoor.

The Ultimate Adventure Activity Centre

The Ultimate Adventure Activity Centre

15% off when you stay with us
Distance: 11 miles [approx. 19 mins]

Based in Abbotsham, North Devon the centre has been providing a comprehensive range of outdoor adventure activities since 2011.

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