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
Unwind & relax in an area of outstanding beauty.Wake up to birds singing and great breakfasts. Enjoy excellent award winning home cooked meals.Wheelchair accessible wet room available.15 mins Rosemoor
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.
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.
Secluded 2 bedroom cottage surrounded by countryside with outstanding views over Exmoor. Abundant wildlife. Farm trail. Close to the coast. Garden, play area. Woodburner. Dogs welcomed. Short breaks
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
Home-made bread and marmalade with breakfast sets you up for the day exploring Exmoor, Lynmouth, Doone Valley and surrounding villages.