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Events at Clovelly

February 28, 2017

Free entry after 4.30 p.m.
Lentsherd (pronounced ‘Lanshard’) is an old Clovelly Shrove Tuesday custom, and the aim is to chase bad spirits away and drive the devil into the sea before Lent. At dusk children set off Down-a-long, dragging clattering tin cans, which are then tied together and thrown into the sea (later retrieved). Children taking part will receive a free pancake to decorate with toppings....

April 02, 2017

Wedding Fair at Clovelly Court Great Terrace, whatever the weather, showcasing exhibitors and workshops with live music, catering, a children's area with some fun and games for all, so do invite any family members and friends to come with you too as entry is free of charge.

The Fair runs from 11 am - 2 pm with FREE entry.  The bar remains open and live music continues until 3 pm.
Clovelly is...

April 08, 2017 to April 17, 2017

Children receive a village map on entry on which to mark the location of a number of Easter chicks perched up and down the cottages along the High Street to the quay.  If they spot at least 10 chicks, they can return the map to the Visitor Centre reception to win an Easter egg and a bigger prize if they spot all 15.

Come along and join the fun. 
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News

"A good walk.  Clovelly and Brownsham.", by Christopher Somerville, Travel Writer. (published in The Times, 14 January). Full article with photos can be viewed HERE  

Tales from the Coast with Robson Green.  ITV, Tuesday 31st January.  http://www.itv.com/hub/tales-from-the-coast-with-robson-green/2a4398a0001 Clovelly featured in this first episode after Ilfracombe, when Robson travelled to North Devon, a 90-mile stretch of coast holding fond childhood memories for him. Robson said: "There are parts of North Devon that make you feel like you’re stepping back in time, so I’m hoping this journey will help me understand just how and why our love affair with the... more

In many respects time has stood still here in Clovelly and for most, the hustle and bustle of modern life seems to melt away as you set foot on the famously steep cobbled street.  People are naturally fascinated by the difficulties and quirks of living in such a beautiful and unique village and I’m often asked what it’s like to live here. Clovelly is privately owned, and although many thousands of visitors enjoy the village during the summer season, visiting during the quiet winter months often... more

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