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The Area

Highbullen Hotel is ideally placed within easy reach of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park and the North Devon Atlantic coast.

Locally there are beautiful nature trails and cycle paths like the Tarka Trail, hiking and wildlife watching on the moors or some of the best surfing in the UK at the nearby beaches like Croyde and Woolacombe.  You will also find access to hundreds of miles of spectacular walks along the North Devon Coast, following the South West Coast Path.  This all makes Highbullen Hotel an ideal base for your short break or family holiday.

Visitors favourites in North Devon include the historic fishing village of Clovelly, the twin villages on Lynton and Lynmouth linked by a Victorian water powered cliff railway, the Dartington factory in Great Torrington where you can see the hand made crystal being made, plus family visitor attractions like The Big Sheep. And our local village of Chittlehamholt is a lovely place to wander around, learn about the local history and meet the local community. Take a look at the Chittlehamholt Village Shop Blog for some local flavour.

The local area offers many visitor attractions, pretty Devon villages with country pubs, lovely gardens like Castle Hill and RHS Rosemoor, plus of course the beaches and spectacular North Devon coastline and the South West Coast Path and Exmoor for walking, riding or simply taking in the beautiful and wild landscape.

There are many great events that take place in North Devon – take a look at our local events page for a selection.
Stream and old bridge on Exmoor, Devon 2

Explore Exmoor

Exmoor, which became a National Park in 1954, has a great variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles. As you explore Exmoor you will find moorland and woodland, combes and farmland, and a stunning coastine with high cliffs plunging into the Bristol Channel with views across to South Wales.

Gardens in North Devon UK

North Devon Gardens

North Devon has some excellent gardens to visit. RHS Rosemoor and Castle Hill are two great local gardens to explore, but you will also find Hartland Abbey and Gardens, Tapeley Park Gardens and Marwood Hill Gardens all in the local area.

South West Coast Path sign, Bigbury on S

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path offers 630 miles of coastline, with the chance to experience the heritage, wildlife, geology and breathtaking scenery.

North Devon to Lund island

Lundy Island

Lundy Island, 18 km off the North Devon coast, is a three and a half mile long, half a mile wide, 400 feet high granite outcrop. The majority of Lundy Island is made up of a hard granite, which has withstood a constant battering from the north Atlantic Ocean waves for many thousands of years.

Cycling holidays in Devon


North Devon is not only an area of stunning landscapes, it has many different cycle routes and dedicated trails which will tempt you to explore the area further.