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Gardens and culture


RHS Rosemoor Gardens
Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon – Tel: 01805 624067.
Garden of rare horticultural interest. Trees, shrubs, roses, alpines and arboretum. Nursery of uncommon and rare plants.


Arlington Court
Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon – Tel: 01271 850296.
Historic house with an interesting collection of small objects d’art. Gardens with rhododendrons, azaleas and hydrangeas. Carriage museum, rides and nature trails also feature.

Tapeley Park Gardens
Instow, Bideford, Devon – Tel: 01271 342558.
Devon home of the Christie family of Glyndebourne. Overlooking the estuary to sea. Beautiful Italian garden with many rare plants and woodland walks.


Docton Mill Gardens

Spekes Valley, Hartland, Bideford, Devon Tel: 01237 441369.
Working watermill of Saxon Origin, eight acres of woodland, lawns and streams. Coastal waterfalls and beach located within 1400 yards of gardens.

Hartland Abbey
Hartland, Bideford, Devon – Tel: 01237 441264.
Monastery founded in AD1160. Survived the dissolution of Henry VIII longer than any other monastery. Major rebuilding in Queen Anne and Georgian periods.

Quince's Honey Farm
North Road, South Molton, Devon – Tel: 01769 572401.
Working Honey Farm, live bee exhibition, honey and beeswax products for sale.

Dartington Crystal
Linden Close, Great Torrington, Devon – Tel: 01805 626262.
Manufacture of handmade crystal table glassware by skilled craftsmen. Glass centre and glassware exhibition. Visitors can watch glass blower’s applying their trade.

Bideford Railway Museum

Bideford Station, East-the-water, Bideford, Devon – Tel: 01237 423585.
Restored railway station museum.

Burton Art Gallery & Museum
Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon – Tel: 01237 471455.
Museum features examples of North Devon pottery, history of the long bridge and galleries with various exhibitions of art and craft, gift shop and restaurant.

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The Esplanade, Lynmouth, Devon – Tel: 01598 753486.
A unique, water-powered, Victorian inclined railway, opened in 1890. It links the towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, climbing from sea level to a height of 500ft.

North Devon Maritime Museum
Odun House, Odun Road, Appledore, Bideford, Devon – Tel: 01237 422064.
All aspects of North Devon’s maritime history illustrated by models, photographs and paintings.

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