Originally called Barum in Saxon times, from the 14 century it exported wool and brought great wealth to Barnstaple. This can be seen in many of the buildings. The Victorian pannier market survives and has various local produce, antiques and craft items for sale during the week.
Once a month, on the second Sunday, the Real Food Market is held with local food stalls providing meals to tempt all the family. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere and music.
Butchers Row has the finest freshly baked cakes, pasties and bread in the town, a popular cheese and delicatessen shop, and mouth-watering fudge produced daily.
When you are looking for something special to buy there are many independent traders selling bespoke jewellery, clothing and gifts. Green Lanes provides an undercover shopping centre.
With a vast array of delicious menus available from the restaurants you will be spoilt for choice.
Within 5 miles of Barnstaple you can visit Broomhill Sculpture Park, Marwood Gardens, sit beside the beach or watch the boats bobbing on the sea.
Barnstaple in North Devon is a feast in every sense!
Escape to this beautiful, award winning Medieval Longhouse (beams & log fires) tucked away on a Jacob sheep farm on Tarka Trail near Exmoor, with walks from the doorstep, quality en-suite rooms & WiFi
Escape to our AA 4* Gold Award country guest house. Relax in superb ground floor rooms, enjoy home cooked evening meals. Close to Exmoor, National Trust sites, RHS gardens and wild Atlantic coastline.
Escape and enjoy the pleasures of the countryside. Delightful cottages nestled on a farm. Friendly animals, ride the pony. Watch the cows milked. Sandy beaches Woolacombe & Croyde. Walk to local pub.
Wing of traditional 17th century farmhouse. Working beef & sheep farm close to beaches, moors, coastal path and town of Barnstaple. Master double with en-suite & tv, one twin, one double and family
Wake up to a view of rolling Devon countryside, a scrumptious breakfast and the sound of Shire horses going out to work on a traditional working farm. Biddacott�s medieval farmhouse provides log fires
Relax in the spacious, well-equipped wing of our 500 year old farmhouse. Our family run working farm is set in beautiful countryside but only minutes from many amazing attractions, beaches and moors.