Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

Clovelly Visitor Centre, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5TA
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Tel01237 431781


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Clovelly, North Devon.  Welcome to a different world

The picturesque, ancient, fishing village of Clovelly is uniquely special and was once owned by the Queen of England.  From Elizabethan days until today, Clovelly has been in private ownership, which has helped preserve its original atmosphere. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Adult£7.75 per ticket
Child - Child£4.50 per ticket
Family (2 adults & 2 children) - Family£21.00 per ticket
Season Ticket - Adult - Adult£25.00 per ticket
Season Ticket - Family - Child£60.00 per ticket

Under 7s free
Boxing Day is Free entry



  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area - Take-away food from the Quay Shop to enjoy on the quay,

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children 3+ - And under 3. Admission charges only for children (7-16).

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • 2m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - On leads.
  • Event venue
  • Open all year - Except for Christmas and Boxing Day
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Shop - Many shops from the Visitor Centre to Lower Yard and down through the village
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets - Inc. WCs for the disabled in the car park, at the Visitor Centre and Clovelly Court Gardens
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Areas Available
  • Village Location

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point - Immediately outside the Visitor Centre with parking close by
  • Coach Parking - Drop off points immediately outside Clovelly Visitor Centre with parking close by.
  • Coach Parking Offsite
  • On site parking - At the Visitor Centre car park, which is included in the entry fee.
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN - For groups
  • Approx length of visit - Allow two to three hours for a visit, including a cream tea or lunch.
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted - Big discount on the standard entrance fee for groups of 20+
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - Max. group size only for a guided tour: 20
  • Min group size - 20
  • Visa accepted

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Please contact the Visitor centre, T: 01237 431781
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Please contact the Visitor centre, T: 01237 431781

Travel & Trade

  • Free accommodation for coach driver - Free entry for driver and group leader. £10 each for a main meal and drink at the Visitor Centre cafeteria. 10% discount for the drivers to shop at the V.C. Free family entry for coach drivers on a separate occasion.
  • Group Discount
  • Room/unit allocations available - Red Lion at harbour: 17 rooms. Centre of village, New Inn: 8 rooms. Hamlyn's B&B: 11 rooms

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Clovelly is just off the A39, 10 miles west of Bideford.  Exit the M5 at Junction 27.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Barnstaple.  Buses run from Barnstaple and Bideford to Clovelly.


  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020

Opening Times

* Clovelly is open all year round, except for Christmas. Open for free on Boxing Day. During the summer months, open from 9am to 6pm. For other opening times, please call the Visitor Centre T: 01237 431781 or email:

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