Explore North Devon

North Devon is the perfect playground for doing what you love. Be it spending time with the loved ones, walking the coast path, eating out with friends, or exploring stunning local gardens. 

Combined with the visual spectacle of this stunning county, The Park Hotel will indulge your passions, tantalise your tastebuds and relax and revive you. We’ll exceed your expectations - providing a home away from home. Whatever your interests, you will find there is a wealth of wonderful places within easy reach of The Park. You will also find that Barnstaple is a hub for local bus and train services if you’d prefer not to drive.

Breaks, stays and holidays inspired by…

Foodies

Beyond a cracking afternoon tea, we boast imaginative menus, charming surroundings and lavish cocktail bars. Be delighted by exquisite fine dining, AA Rosette restaurants, quirky ornate cocktails and expertly baristered coffee. North Devon is a foodie’s heaven, hosting an array of popular food festivals throughout the year, often showcasing the locally landed seafood and produce. Take a taste of the West Country home with you, head to farm shops and markets for local fudge, clotted cream or a traditional pasty. We can guarantee you won’t go home hungry.

Explorers & thrill-seekers

Be blown away by dramatic cliffs meeting the roar of the Atlantic, the solace of untouched coves, and the bountiful golden sandy beaches and azure blue waters. Strap on your walking boots and explore the epic South West Coast Path or head out to Exmoor or Dartmoor National Park for challenging hikes, wildlife and fresh water swimming. Feeling adventurous? Learn to surf at one of many iconic north coast spots such as Croyde Bay, paddleboard or the calm waters of the south coast, or take a snorkel safari around the wrecks of Lundy Island

Romantic retreats

Lose the crowds and immerse yourself in a wonderful sense of seclusion. Discover charming Devon villages nestled in the rolling green hills, such as Clovelly, an impossibly pretty village with traffic-free cobbled streets tumbling down to the beautiful. If you both enjoy a little history and stately elegance, walk hand in hand as you admire the many wonderful heritage sites and gardens including RHS Rosemoor. Be enchanted by exquisitely decorated rooms overlooking Rock Park and spoil yourselves with champagne on arrival, room service and be cosseted in style.

Adventurous families 

Spark your family’s spirit of adventure. Tire everyone out; hit the beach for some sandcastle building, games and rock pool rambles, hire bikes and head out along the traffic-free cycle trails or try something new and have a go at the plethora of water sports on offer.  As for wet weather activities, Devon & Cornwall have everything from exciting theme parks and soft play areas to steam trains, bowling and creative workshops.

Things to do

Things to do

Planning the perfect programme is an exhausting and thankless task - which is why we put together this round-up of some of Devon's top things to do, see and explore during your North Devon break. 

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

There are all kinds of wonderful events happening all year round North Devon and the surrounding area.  Have a look at our diary of local events to help you plan your stay.

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Exclusive Guest Benefits

Exclusive Guest Benefits

To help you make the most of your stay with us, we have arranged exclusive discounts for you with many of our top local attractions, saving you money on fabulous days out in North Devon. 

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Barnstaple Collection

Barnstaple Collection

As our guest, you qualify for exclusive benefits at other Brend hotels and restaurants in Barnstaple. This includes free use of top-class leisure facilities and special guest discounts on luxury dining, drinks and cocktails.

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