ONE OF THE BEST VILLAGES IN N DEVON, CLOVELLY.
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These are pictures of one of the most beautiful villages in N Devon. It retains much of its character because it is closed to traffic and so remains unspoilt. The visitor centre which stands above the village is a bit in your face on entry, but thats about the only complaint. The steep, cobbled, narrow streets remain exactly how I saw them 44 years ago.These streets are very steep in places so please wear stout footwear (especially in the wet) if you visit.The donkey pictured is one of several that still work these traffic free streets, bringing supplies to the houses, shops, pubs on large sleds pulled along by them.The ascent from the bottom is available by a Land Rover which skirts the village.Just as a by the way there are two tea houses and two pubs which you can use as rest points on the journey. On the day we visited we took our friends Karen, Pete and their son Dave from Gloucester with us, they appear in a few photo's. PLEASE CLICK ON ANY PIC TO ENLARGE.