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Pretty place

We walked both ways which was hard going but enjoyable. Was happy to see that the hotel was open... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David H
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Berks
you pay entry but worth it

ok, so ive never paid to visit a village before, but there you go. why not. its privately owned and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amber O
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Off the A39 | Nr Bideford, Clovelly EX39 5TA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative visitor centre prepares you for a wonderful trip to this historic village. Be sure to watch the film first and then take the steep walk down the cobbled hill to this typical English coastal working port. A well preserved piece of English history,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so pretty, make sure you have good walking boots and not Uggs (like I had), not for the unfit but a lovely day out

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked both ways which was hard going but enjoyable. Was happy to see that the hotel was open for coffee as everything else was closed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David H
Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Happy New Year! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are happy to hear you found your walk down the famous cobbled street enjoyable and we hope you will be able to make a return visit one day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ok, so ive never paid to visit a village before, but there you go. why not. its privately owned and so you park up and go through a visitor centre where you then get into cobbled street. its so picturesque and a lovely place really....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amber O
Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Happy New Year! Thank you for your review and we are absolutely delighted you enjoyed your visit. Your right about Clovelly being picturesque and lovely and you are in good company! One of Charles Dickens characters from his short story A Message from...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Accept the fact you have to pay to get into this village and enter and exit through an unattractive visitors centre with a lot of ho hum gift items and go for it, the view alone is worth it, let alone the gorgeous cottages. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Happy New Year! Thank you for your review. We loved reading that you thought Clovelly was a "must see gorgeous fishing village". We realize Clovelly is steep and challenging for many of our visitors but we also know it is so worth the...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

I had viseted Clovelly with my family from 1955. We went every year whilst on holiday to visit my Aunt who lives in Barnstaple. I carried on the habit after I was married and visited every year the last time my whole family went together...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Valerie M
Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your comments If the last time you visited was 1979 you are correct you would not have had to pay an admission fee but you would have had to pay for parking.The Visitors Center was built in 1988 and that's...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely unusual village very steep but once you've reached the bottom there is a land rover to bring you back up depending on the time of year depends if you'll queue. But it is definitely worth a visit ..if your fit enough your can always...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandra C
Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your review of Clovelly village. We were delighted to read that you thought your visit was worth it and that Clovelly was beautiful! Many visitors that come to Clovelly feel exactly the same way! Please come back and visit us...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a most unusual village in north Devon (north of Cornwall), which is owned by a single individual, with strict controls as to who can live there. Sounds like a benevolent dictatorship! Entry for tourists like us (in October 2018) was £7.50. There was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Dear Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments! We definitely do still have donkeys but they may have been inside their stables or grazing at a pasture a little way from the village and that's why you didn't see them...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

We arrived at Clovelly to find we had to pay to park the car and go down to the village we did pay but regrudgeingly so £7.50 for an adult is quite steep IMO,it's a long walk down but an even longer and harder walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Dear Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review.We are delighted you thought the village with our cobbled streets was tranquil and quaint. Clovelly is a private estate village and there has been a charge here since 1924.The majority of our...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

Went over 50 years ago and remember the donkeys which are not used today. It really isn't worth the price to visit to be honest. The museum is tiny and not particularly informative & there are very few shops with not much to tempt the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Twilry5614
Jana E, Public Relations Manager at Clovelly Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Dear Visitor, We were very sorry to read of your disappointment when visiting Clovelly. We put a great effort into making the visitor experience positive but realize we cannot please everyone as visitors come with their own set of expectations and perceptions. Our surveys indicate...More

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fwowen
21 September 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
I believe the Visitor centre at Clovelly welcomes motorhomes for overnight parking. Ring 01237 431781 for confirmation.
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Natasha R
21 September 2018|
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Response from to_experience_new | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry, I really don't know - we walked down and up
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Jan W
14 September 2018|
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Response from pennybr0wn | Reviewed this property |
Hi When we went for the day, we did not pay for parking but only paid for visiting the village, I am sure that they will have a different cost for people who are staying at Clovelly. My advice is ring the New Inn, have a... More
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