Ilfracombe Aquarium is an award-winning, all-weather, educational, family attraction located in the Old Lifeboat House alongside Ilfracombe’s picturesque and historic harbour. The town is found on the dramatic North Devon coast 20 minutes drive from Barnstaple, 10 minutes from Woolacombe, set amongst the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The aquarium provides a fantastic insight into the wonders of the aquatic world found locally around North Devon. Its beautiful exhibits are carefully recreated natural habitats, providing home to over 75 species of fish, some of which for many visitors, have never been seen before. Whether you enjoy rockpooling, fishing or scuba diving you will be fascinated. For your planning, average visitor dwell time within the aquarium is 30 minutes, but many spend a lot longer with the fish or enjoying our excellent cafe and shop facilities.
Ilracombe Golf Club
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Ilfracombe Golf Club boasts one of the most spectacular locations in the UK for an exhilarating round of golf. Situated on top of the rugged cliffs of the North Devon coast, every tee has an awe-inspiring view over the sea to the Welsh Coast, Lundy Island and as far as the eye can see on the Atlantic horizon.
With Ilfracombe enjoying its own micro-climate, and with the impeccable maintenance of this undulating course, Ilfracombe Golf Club welcomes guests all year round, who wish to test themselves on a truly unique course.
The covered driving range is open to all and will help you to practice at any time of the year. Tokes for use of the range are available from the pro shop when open.
Hand carved in the 1820’s, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience. Read extensive history information throughout the site – including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys, girls and for when boating with ladies!
Learn how local entrepreneurs developed the tunnels and pools, and transformed Ilfracombe from a small fishing village into a popular seaside tourist resort.
This site is not associated with Cairn House Hotel. You can find their website here.