Attractions and Places to Visit in Ilfracombe
The lively harbour town of Ilfracombe, packed with things to see and do and areas of natural and manmade beauty to marvel at. Ilfracombe's charming natural harbour and elegant Victorian architecture make the town as popular today as it has been since the 1830's.
No need to use the car as there are a number of attractions within walking distance including the award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium, the unique Tunnels Beaches, fascinating Ilfracombe Museum, Larkstone Leisure Park, Hele Cornmill and Chambercombe Manor, one of Britain's most haunted houses. Ilfracombe has a lot to offer when it comes to attractions and each and every one is unique on its’ own way.
This ancient church was rebuilt in 1321. Before that the tower stood as a separate building but was included in the body of the church when the north and south aisles were built on the orders of Bishop Stapleton, who decreed that the church building was "utterly inadequate to contain the population.
Steeped in history, Tunnels Beaches makes a fascinating visit for all ages. 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!