History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Our family stayed for a week on the northern edge of the bay, within easy walking distance of the beach. It was a great location for coastal walks, and for watching the sun set over the rocky shoreline. You can join the South West Coast Path and walk through along one of the prettiest coastlines in England.
The location is excellent for access to places like Lynton and Lynmouth and there are several historic houses and gardens within a 20-minute drive.
Perhaps the best known in the National Trust's Arlington Court, famous for its collection of historic carriages, but closer still is Chambercombe Manor, a lovely Elizabethan manor house. If you prefer gardens to historic houses try Marwood Hill Gardens near Barnstaple.
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Address: Woolacombe, Devon, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: SS 4517 4501
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Chambercombe Manor - 5.1 miles (Historic House)
Braunton, St Brannock's Church - 5.4 miles (Historic Church)
Marwood, St Michael's Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church)
Marwood Hill - 7.4 miles (Garden)
Tapeley Park - 10 miles (Historic House)
Arlington, St James Church - 10.4 miles (Historic Church)
Arlington Court - 10.5 miles (Historic House)
Parracombe, St Petrock's Church - 13.8 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Woolacombe: