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Best things to do in Ilfracombe

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“Verity is a stainless steel and bronze statue created by Damien Hirst. The 20.25-metre (66.4 ft) tall sculpture stands on the pier at the entrance to the harbour in Ilfracombe, Devon, looking out over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales. It has been loaned to the town for 20 years.The name of the piece refers to "truth" and Hirst describes his work as a "modern allegory of truth and justice".”
24 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“About an hours drive from our RV, this is definitely worth a visit. The harbour is quaint, visit Damian Hurst’s Verity sculpture, catch a boat tour to Lundy Island or enjoy the thrill of a fast rib boat experience. Fish and chips on the quay with plenty of cafe’s offering great food and Devon Cream Tea’s.”
16 locals recommend
Lodging
“Within easy walking distance of Seacroft - steeped in history, Tunnels Beaches makes a fascinating visit for all ages...it even has its own TIDAL POOL which is visible 3 hrs before and 3 hrs after low tide. Hand carved in the 1820's, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience. Read extensive history information throughout the site – including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys, girls and for when boating with ladies!”
16 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a pub with a thatched roof(hence the name) its really beautiful inside and out and they serve the most amazing food in here. ”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A Michelin Starred Restaurant that serves high class seafood and grills to a very high standard. All the food is locally sourced. Well worth a visit for that special occasion.”
12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great place for coffee - or tea - or whatever, but seriously, their lunches are delicious and very good value - super friendly staff and a lovely place to watch the world go by.”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“This historic building houses unimaginable finds – from a shrunken head to a collection of pickled bats to a recreated Victorian Kitchen.. First opened in August 1932 Ilfracombe Museum has eight rooms for you to explore, with almost 28,000 items in the collection including natural history, Victoriana, taxidermy, local history and much, much more”
10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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4 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“See whatever is on on screen 7 - comfy seats and it's like a private cinema!”
11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Very useful, as its just a short walk away. Tesco has a better selection, but for fruit & veg and the bakery its pretty good. ”
5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A little further out of Ilfracombe for the bigger shop if you are staying a little longer (or if Lidl doesn't have everything you need!)”
6 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Yes it's a Wetherspoons - but not like you've been to before. The building itself is worth a visit - especially off season..as the fireplace on a cold winters day is really lovely. The roof terrace is one of the best places to watch the sun go down in the evening. The staff are super and the food reliable and well priced. ”
5 locals recommend
Route
“Damien Hirst's restaurant also cafe by day...great place to stop off whilst exploring Ilfi harbour and spectacular surrounding scenery.. the restaurant is a cafe by day too with a fab lunch menu or a special place for selective evening dining..x”
7 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Quaint aquarium offering local fish exhibits & feeding demonstrations along with a gift shop & cafe”
8 locals recommend
Cafe
“This tea room not only serves an amazing tradiotional Devoon cream tea but can also cater for a wide variety of food allergies. They are open most days 11am-5pm, please check their website to confirm.”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“ The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar serve authentic Spanish tapas. Come and enjoy the warmth of there service and unhurried, relaxed style of dining. If you're looking for places to eat in Ilfracombe, why not give them a try? We are family run and family friendly. We also welcome dogs into our bar ”
4 locals recommend