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Things to do in Barnstaple

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“A beautiful traffic free cycle/walking path from Braunton to Meeth. Most of the trail is riverside with lovely views and wildlife.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“20 mins away the fab town of Barnstaple, shops history, food all in one place”
  • 13 locals recommend
Transportation
“A brilliant way to get around and see the views. You do need to book in advance to avoid disappointment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Barnstaple Theatre. On the Touring Circuit and open all year. Comedy, Drama, Ballet, Opera, Jazz, Folk and children's entertainment. For details see www.northdevontheatres.org”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Barnstaple Museum is the perfect way to find out more about North Devon. Our collections and displays cover the natural and human history of this beautiful part of the country. Highlights of the Museum include the Tarka Gallery, the Story of North Devon and the Regimental Collection of the Royal Devon Yeomanry.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cinema
“4 screens and good choices, has a bar and you can take drinks in to the shows”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Ground floor is a wine bar with food and cocktails whilst upstairs eat under a glass roof and watch the stars on a romantic night.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Car Rental
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Book a jump session and experience 8 adrenaline filled activities, freestyle across a sea of wall to wall interconnected trampolines and bounce high to the latest tunes, Practice your tricks all with a super soft landing in our airbag. Perfect your flips on our dual tumble tracks. Gymnasts will enjoy the thrill of our full size olympic style performance trampolines. So if your looking for things to do in North Devon then head on over for a fun filled jump session”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great bar which has a very trendy London feel to it, decor is really trendy inside and out”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Lovely indian restaurant. Friendly and welcoming staff. Within walking distance of house.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Green Lanes located in Barnstaple high street. Perfect for some retail therapy!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Lilico's is the perfect setting for a relaxed tapas meal with someone special or for friends, out to enjoy the buzz of their fashionable bar. Move between the relaxed restaurant and buzzy bar and sink into leather sofas, with speciality coffee and cake from the patisserie, or enjoy champagne by the glass or a cocktail. Lilico's regularly host live music from a range of genres including jazz, blues, acoustic sets and DJs.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Big soft play in Barnstaple, great value for money and perfect for rainy days. Free Wifi for the parents!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For good, up-market Chinese food (and takeaway), it has to be Fullam restaurant, also in Barnstaple.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Ground floor is a wine bar with food and cocktails whilst upstairs eat under a glass roof and watch the stars on a romantic night.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great bar which has a very trendy London feel to it, decor is really trendy inside and out”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Lovely indian restaurant. Friendly and welcoming staff. Within walking distance of house.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Lilico's is the perfect setting for a relaxed tapas meal with someone special or for friends, out to enjoy the buzz of their fashionable bar. Move between the relaxed restaurant and buzzy bar and sink into leather sofas, with speciality coffee and cake from the patisserie, or enjoy champagne by the glass or a cocktail. Lilico's regularly host live music from a range of genres including jazz, blues, acoustic sets and DJs.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For good, up-market Chinese food (and takeaway), it has to be Fullam restaurant, also in Barnstaple.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Cafe in Barnstaple, all sorts of freshly made meals, friendly atmosphere and well worth a visit. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
  • 2 locals recommend

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