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Ilfracombe is a town located in the county of Devon in Great Britain. It is situated on the North Devon coast and is the largest town on the coastline. It is a popular tourist destination, with its picturesque harbour, sandy beaches, and dramatic coastal scenery.

Ilfracombe has a long history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Iron Age. It was an important port during the medieval period, with a thriving fishing industry. During the 19th century, Ilfracombe became a popular holiday destination for wealthy Victorians, who built grand villas overlooking the harbour.

The town centre is home to a range of shops, galleries, pubs, and restaurants. The harbour is a popular spot for fishing, sailing, and windsurfing. There are two beaches in Ilfracombe, with the sandy Tunnels Beach being the most popular.

The town is surrounded by lush countryside, with a range of walking and cycling trails. There are also several historic sites in the area, including the Grade II listed St Nicholas Chapel, which dates back to the 15th century.

Ilfracombe is home to the annual Ilfracombe Festival, which is held every April. The festival includes a range of events, such as music, theatre, and art exhibitions. There are also several annual events held in the town, such as the Ilfracombe Carnival and the Ilfracombe Regatta.

Ilfracombe is a charming town with a rich history and plenty of things to do and see. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday or an adventure-filled getaway, Ilfracombe has something for everyone.

Excursion tips for a day in Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe in Great Britain is a beautiful coastal town with plenty of activities for tourists to enjoy. Here are some of the top things to do in Ilfracombe on a day trip:

1. Visit Tunnels Beaches – Explore the fascinating Victorian tunnels, take a dip in the rock pools, and relax on the sandy beach.

2. Explore the Ilfracombe Harbour – Take a stroll along the harbour and admire the boats, or try your hand at fishing.

3. Visit the Landmark Theatre – Enjoy a show at this popular theatre, with a variety of performances ranging from comedy to musicals.

4. Take a Hike – Explore the stunning North Devon coast on foot, with plenty of trails to choose from.

5. Visit the Ilfracombe Aquarium – Get up close and personal with a variety of marine life at this interactive aquarium.

6. Stroll Through Capstone Hill Nature Reserve – Enjoy a peaceful walk through this nature reserve and admire the stunning views.

7. Take a Boat Trip – Take a boat trip out to Lundy Island and explore its rugged cliffs and secluded beaches.

8. Spend the Day at Watermouth Castle – Explore the castle grounds, enjoy a picnic, and take a ride on the castle's miniature railway.

9. Visit the Tunnels Beaches Artisan Food Market – Sample some of the best local produce at this popular market.

10. Enjoy a Meal at a Local Restaurant – Sample some of the delicious local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in Ilfracombe.

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The climate in Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe in Great Britain experiences a temperate maritime climate, with mild summers, cool winters and moderate rainfall throughout the year. In the summer months, temperatures range from a mild high of 18°C to a low of 10°C, while in the winter months temperatures range from a high of 8°C to a low of 0°C. Rainfall is generally moderate throughout the year, with spring and autumn being the wettest months. Snowfall is rare, with the occasional light dusting in the winter months.

Cruise weather for Ilfracombe

Our weather forecast for Ilfracombe helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 18.0 °C
min: 14 °C
22.7 m/s
39.6 m/s
77.0 %
23.8 m
85.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 12.2 °C
14.4 m/s
25.9 m/s
83.9 %
24.1 m
84.0 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 19.0 °C
min: 14 °C
15.5 m/s
26.6 m/s
86.0 %
23.9 m
82.1 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 22.9 °C
min: 14.1 °C
22.3 m/s
38.9 m/s
82.9 %
24.1 m
80.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 16.5 °C
min: 14.8 °C
41.0 m/s
60.5 m/s
68.7 %
15.9 m
89.7 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 16.6 °C
min: 16.1 °C
35.6 m/s
47.2 m/s
83.3 %
22.2 m
94.3 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 16.4 °C
min: 14.6 °C
36.4 m/s
38.6 m/s
22.5 %
24.1 m
80.2 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 16.2 °C
min: 14.4 °C
25.2 m/s
31.0 m/s
58.5 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 16.8 °C
min: 15.8 °C
43.9 m/s
58.0 m/s
98.5 %
21.3 m
91.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.7 °C
min: 15.6 °C
33.7 m/s
44.6 m/s
51.0 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 16.2 °C
min: 13.9 °C
38.9 m/s
42.5 m/s
53.3 %
24.1 m
76.8 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 15.8 °C
min: 14.6 °C
30.1 m/s
38.0 m/s
93.5 %
23.3 m
75.2 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 16.3 °C
min: 15.1 °C
35.6 m/s
42.1 m/s
72.1 %
22.8 m
84.3 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 16.1 °C
34.7 m/s
53.6 m/s
51.8 %
21.9 m
87.7 %
1,015 hPa

Cruises to Ilfracombe

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Scheduled ship calls in Ilfracombe, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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