Ilfracombe is the leading holiday resort in North Devon. It sits snugly amongst the rugged cliffs of the Atlantic coast and has a charming natural harbour and elegant Victorian architecture. The town enjoyed its heyday, after the arrival of the railway and most buildings derive from this period.
This charming resort has been a consistent winner of Britain in Bloom, with colourful displays brightening up streets and seafront. The natural harbour is set among spectacular cliffs and coves. In addition to local fishing boats, visitors may hire pleasure craft offering trips as far as Lundy Island.