Barnstaple is the commercial centre of the region, combining sophisticated High Street shopping with the bustling atmosphere of markets and speciality shops.

It is a haven for food lovers with its array of quality bakeries, fish-mongers, cheese sellers and butchers.

Its many restaurants offer something for everyone.

An habitual winner of ‘Britain in Bloom’ each summer the town is a wash with a cascade of colour, as the beautiful floral displays compete for your attention.