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Clovelly part 1

2011.09.20
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Clovelly is a village in the Torridge district of Devon, England. It is a major tourist attraction,
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famous for its history and beauty, its extremely steep car-free cobbled main street , donkeys, and its location looking out over the Bristol Channel.
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The village itself is not accessible by motor vehicle and space at the harbour is limited to hotel residents and locals with permits. Visitors park at the Visitor Centre car park above the village,
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Clovelly used to be a fishing village and in 1901 had a population of 621. It is a cluster of wattle and daub cottages on the sides of a rocky cleft; its steep main street descends 400 feet (120 m) to the pier, too steeply to allow wheeled traffic.
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Sledges are used for the movement of goods. The quaint street is lined with houses, a small number of shops, a cafe and a public house. All Saints' Church, restored in 1866, is late Norman, containing several monuments to the Cary family, Lords of the Manor for 600 years.
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Unusually, the village is still privately owned and has been associated with only three families since the middle of the 13th century, nearly 800 years.. The scenery is famous for its richness of colour, especially in the grounds of Clovelly Court and along The Hobby, a road cut through the woods and overlooking the sea. The South West Coast Path National Trail runs past the village and the section from Clovelly to Hartland Quay is particularly spectacular.
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Overlooking clovelly harbour
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Everywhere i have been all i have seen is hot pasties, hat about the fish and chippies lol
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Looking back up towards the village
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I had planned to visit clovelly while i was away, i fell in love with this hidden little gem mind you was hard work as it was so steep, we chose the right day to visit as the weather had been the best out of the whole week :)
9 Comments
EvaLizette I heard of Devon many times and would love go there :) What a great place and you captured it very well :) Love how you mix colours and B&W :)
EvaLizette · 2011-09-20: 09:13
????? To quote Cole Porter, "It's delightful, it's delicious,
It's delectable, it's delirious,
It's dilemma, it's delimit, it's deluxe,
It's de-lovely". ...
or could, like the photos, be interpreted de-clovelly...
????? · 2011-09-20: 09:48
darfoster What a charming place! #2 and #3 are my favorites!
darfoster · 2011-09-20: 10:26
mrmeliska Lovely Shots.....
mrmeliska · 2011-09-20: 13:53
yellodog Beautiful place (apart from the tourists).
yellodog · 2011-09-20: 13:55
shanethomas Fantastic set Riann. #2 Straight to favourites.
shanethomas · 2011-09-20: 14:10
danrav Wow, what a heavenly place Riann. It looks like something out of a fairy tale. The streets are so beautiful and your photographs have shown us it's really beautiful features and flavor!!!
danrav · 2011-09-20: 16:04
Jarvo I like 8 and 16, the best. So much space in those images.
Jarvo · 2011-09-20: 18:50
MARETKA88 what an enchanting little place ....very interesting....and your photos are tremendous
MARETKA88 · 2011-09-22: 12:08
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Tagged: beach boats sea ocean village pretty hidden sand rocks pebbles bay clovelly
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