gardens & culture

RHS ROSEMOOR GARDENS 
Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon – Tel: (01805) 624067


Garden of rare horticultural interest. Trees, shrubs, roses, alpines and arboretum. Nursery of uncommon and rare plants.

ARLINGTON COURTArlington, Barnstaple Devon – Tel: (01271) 850296

Historic house with an interesting collection of small objects d’art. Gardens with rhododendrons, azaleas and hydrangeas. Carriage museum, rides and nature trails also feature.

TAPELEY PARK GARDENS
 Instow, Bideford, Devon – Tel: (01271) 342558


Devon home of the Christie family of Glyndebourne. Overlooking the estuary to sea. Beautiful Italian garden with many rare plants and woodland walks.

DOCTON MILL GARDENS Spekes Valley, Hartland, Bideford, Devon Tel: (01237) 441369


Working watermill of Saxon Origin, 8 acres of woodland, lawns and streams. Coastal waterfalls and beach located within 1400 yards of gardens.

HARTLAND ABBEYHartland, Bideford, Devon – Tel: (01237) 441264


Monastery founded in AD1160. Survived the dissolution of Henry VIII longer than any other monastery. Major rebuilding in Queen Anne and Georgian periods.

QUINCE’S HONEY FARMNorth Road, South Molton, Devon – Tel: (01769) 572401

Working Honey Farm, live bee exhibition, honey and beeswax products for sale.

DARTINGTON CRYSTAL
 Linden Close, Great Torrington, Devon – Tel: (01805) 626262

Manufacture of hand-made crystal table glassware by skilled craftsmen. Glass centre and glassware exhibition. Visitors can watch glass blower’s
applying their trade.

BIDEFORD RAILWAY MUSEUMBideford Station, East-the-water, Bideford, Devon – Tel: (01237) 423585

Restored railway station museum.

BURTON ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 
Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon – Tel: (01237) 471455


Museum features examples of North Devon pottery, history of the long bridge, and galleries with various exhibitions of art and craft, gift shop and restaurant

LYNTON & LYNMOUTH CLIFF RAILWAY
 The Esplanade, Lynmouth, Devon – Tel: (01598) 753486

A unique, water- powered, Victorian inclined railway, opened in 1890. It links the towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, climbing from sea level to a height of 500ft.

NORTH DEVON MARITIME MUSEUMOdun House, Odun Road, Appledore, Bideford, Devon – Tel: (01237) 422064


All aspects of North Devon’s maritime history illustrated by models, photographs and paintings