Places to Visit in North Devon & Exmoor 

As an extra service for our guests we have compiled a list of the most popular places to visit in North Devon. Plus links to tourist information sites in the area so that you can start planning your holiday before you even check in to Drewstone Farm. We have also included the distance and estimated time to each location from Drewstone farm as per Google directions. 
Towns 
 
South Molton 
9 min (2.8 mi) via B3227  
The nearest town to Drewstone Farms, where you will find local amenities, bespoke shops, places to eat, pannier market a good place to have a little wander. 
 
Barnstaple 
25 min (14.5 mi) via A361  
The main shopping town of North Devon with a large pannier market and historic butchers row, here you will find an array of well known shops and supermarkets plus small boutique style shops. You will find extensive leisure facilities, a multi screen cinema, ten pin bowling and much more. 
 
Bideford 
37 min (23.1 mi) via A361 and A39  
A lovely historic port town on the estuary of the river Torridge, this small market town has shops to explore, pubs, cafes and restaurants a popular market and a large park with outdoor splash pool and a great play area for children. 
 
Ilfracombe 
47 min (28.1 mi) via A399  
A lovely Victorian harbor town, with all the usual seaside things to do. 
 
Villages 
 
Clovelly 
50 min (33.6 mi) via A361 and A39  
An extraordinary village on the Hartland peninsular with a cobbled street down to the fishing harbor, this is a popular tourist destination read more here >>>  
 
Croyde 
46 min (25.4 mi) via A361 
 
Mortehoe 
50 min (29.7 mi) via A399 
 
Braunton 
35 min (20.7 mi) via A361 
 
Beaches 
 
Westward Ho! 
37 min (23.8 mi) via A361 and A39  
Here you will find a long stretch of beach with a large pebble ridge, shops, arcades, surfing, lifeguards, pubs and more. 
 
Instow 
35 min (23.3 mi) via A361 and A39  
A smaller beach overlooking Appledore & Northam with a few pubs. 
 
Saunton Sands 
41 min (23.6 mi) via A361 
A large stretch of golden sand, with large payable car park, surfing hire & lessons, lifeguards, sand dunes to explore, beach shop and food. 
 
Croyde 
46 min (25.4 mi) via A361  
A beautiful beach great for surfing, hire & lessons available, beach shops and food, local village pubs and coastline walks to Baggy point and putsbourgh. 
 
Putsbourgh 
52 min (25.2 mi) via A361  
Fantastic surfing with beautiful coastline and walks. 
 
Woolacombe 
50 min (29.8 mi) via A399  
A large beach with lots of payable parking available, arcades, shops & places to eat. 
 
 
Nature Lovers 
 
Wistlandpound reservoir  
30 min (17.3 mi) via A399 
Take a walk around this tranquil lake, surrounded by large conifer trees. 
 
Heddons mouth  
42 min (22.3 mi) via A399 
Take a gentle stroll through ancient woodland down to a tiny secluded shingle beach another hidden gem North Devon has to offer. Stroll back up and enjoy a refreshing drink or bite to eat in the popular pub the Hunters inn. 
 
Tarr steps  
35 min (14.2 mi) via B3223 
Tarr steps woodland is a national nature reserve in Exmoor and is a beautiful place to walk and picnic, featuring an old stone foot bridge alongside a ford, follow the river through woodland footpaths. 
 
Landacre Bridge 
This simple bridge is a Grade II listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument with five arches. Set in the beautiful countryside of Exmoor it truly is a beautiful picnic spot. For directions click here http://www.visit-exmoor.co.uk/point-of-interest/landacre-bridge-1 
 
Lynton & Lynmouth  
43 min (24.8 mi) via A399 and A39 
Here you will find valley of the rocks a beautiful place to walk and picnic, have a stroll through the village of Lynton with places to eat and shops to browse, then jump on the cliff railway down to Lynmouth where you will find more shops place to eat walks, the sea and more. 
 
Watersmeet  
42 min (21.3 mi) via B3223 
Visit this dramatic and beautiful gorge in 2000 acres of ancient woodland, a haven for wildlife.