Mention Clovelly to most people and they’ll straight away say ‘donkeys’. These sturdy little beasts carried the fishermen’s heavy baskets of herring up the narrow cobbled street from the harbour, as well other heavy loads for the villagers.
Today the donkeys enjoy a more restful existence, giving rides to visiting children in the summer. Make sure you pose for a photograph with them – the donkeys love the attention and your children will be entranced and enthralled. They are a must-see part of any family visit to North Devon. You’ll find their picturesque old stables below the Visitor Centre and just beyond the craft workshops.