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Village in England » Devon

Clovelly is a unique, historic, fishing village where the steep, cobbled street tumbles down past gleaming white cottages to the tiny, C14th harbour.

Clovelly offers much more than just breathtaking scenery.  It has a fascinating history, wonderful walks, traditional crafts - and the famous Clovelly donkeys.  Many of Clovelly's treasures are hidden down the tiny, winding side alleys.

There is no traffic in the village and the only form of transport is by donkey or sledge.

Clovelly was once a busy fishing port, famed for its herring and mackerel.  Although fishing has declined, it is still a part of village life.  In past centuries this coastline was rife with smuggling, wrecking and piracy.  It is also notorious for shipwrecks, so since 1870,Clovelly has had its own lifeboat.

Renowned author Charles Kingsley lived in Clovelly as a child and returned many times as an adult. He wrote 'Westward Ho!' while at Clovelly and the village inspired him to write 'The Water Babies'.

Kingsley Museum, Fisherman's Cottage and an audio-visual film telling the fascinating story of Clovelly are included in the admission fee, part of which contributes towards the maintenance of the village.

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