‘Unique’ North Devon village named one of the prettiest in the UK – ‘rival anywhere’

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A “delightful” village has been named one of the most beautiful places in the UK by Daffodil Hotel. Located on a steep hill in North Devon, this village ticks all the attractions boxes.

The latest listing as one of the most beautiful villages in the UK is not the first time Clovelly has been singled out.

It is also the third most trending UK travel destination on Aibnb and Britain’s most Instagrammable village 2020.

Clovelly is beautiful, but it is also touristic.

It is worth noting the village has an admission fee of £8.50, which its website explained is needed “for the essential maintenance and upkeep that comes with an ancient village perched on a 400ft cliff, with no vehicular access”.

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This shouldn’t stop Britons visiting, however as there is a lot of history in Clovelly.

The village was once owned by the Queen and has been in private ownership since Elizabethan times.

Famous for its steep incline and cobbled street, Clovelly is a picturesque ancient fishing village.

Visitors should be warned there is no vehicles, only sledges and donkeys, and one Land Rover service that takes tourists up the steep main street.

Sledges are used for all goods transportation in the village, and donkeys are now only a tourist attraction.

Clovelly has two cottages to visit: Kingsley Museum and Fisherman’s Cottage.

There are also two hotels and a takeaway in the harbour.

Other points of interest include a 13th century church and Clovelly Court Victorian kitchen gardens, with its Victorian glasshouses.

Visiting Britons can also simply walk around the beautiful village and take it all in.

On Tripadvisor, many Britons are fans of the picturesque village.

Jme1967e said: “Delightful place to visit.”

User TPB wrote: “This is a truly beautiful place.

“The scenery here is stunning, and would rival anywhere in the world, we were also very lucky to have visited on a day blessed with beautiful weather.

“Truly nothing to fault, worth the admission fee, and all the staff were very friendly and welcoming.”

Victoria R said: “This village is quite unique and has so much history attached to it.

“The walk is quite steep and good shoes are a must but you can stop at points especially as there is so much to see and take in I was completely enthralled by the sledges used to transport milk and goods around (every house has a sledge) so fascinating to see.

“I think this is a gem of a place so unique and well worth the visit.”

And Martin P wrote: “We visited Clovelly on a wet day and ended up cutting our visit short which was a pity.

“This is a unique village that we knew from the film Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society.

“Highly recommended but except the challenging walk.”

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