Score Valley Country House HotelScore Valley Country House Guest Accommodation

Score Valley
Country House Hotel

North Devon
EX34 8NA

Tel 01271 862195

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There are a host of events taking place in and around Ilfracombe throughout the year for everybody to enjoy. These range from the annual Victorian Week Celebrations, the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival and Power Boat Racing, to the really eccentric Ilfracombe Birdman Competition. To ensure that you don’t miss any of these, or to check what will be happening during your visit, please go to

Ilfracombe also has the modern Landmark Pavilion Theatre which has a wide programme of drama, music and comedy. For details see North Devon Theatres. Visitors should be aware that if you ask directions locally you may hear it referred to by its more colourful name Madonna’s Bra! However, as its name suggests, it is very easy to find as it commands a most prominent position on the seafront, and the Rendezvous Café Bar affords some spectacular views out to sea.

A few suggestions for great days out in North Devon...

Nick Thorn Surf Coaching

Nick Thorn Surf Coaching  Learn all about beach safety and how to surf or develop your skills further on Woolacombe Bay, one of the best and safest beaches in the West Country. Beginners, Full and Half Day sessions are available - coaching, surfboards, body boards and wetsuits are provided.


Tunnels Beaches  A network of hand carved tunnels leading to unique sheltered beaches and a tidal Victorian bathing pool.

Kingfisher Charters

Kingfisher Charters  Welcome aboard the KingFisher! Charter this superb fishing boat or enjoy a coastal fishing trip from our base in Ilfracombe, where we can take you to some of the best sea fishing spots in the Bristol Channel - including the waters around idyllic Lundy Island.

North Devon Karting

North Devon Karting  400m Pro circuit with fully computerised lap timing and race control systems. Race suits and crash helmets are available. Hire this circuit for your very own grand prix event with winner's podium and bottles of bubbly for the winners.

Quad Biking Devon

Quad Biking Devon  Try North Devon's only all terrain quad bike adventure centre. Start with the novice ride with full tuition and then progress onto the skill trial to tackle the Watersplash & Woodland Dipper.

Survival Paintball

Survival Paintball “Paintball can be enjoyed by nearly everyone, especially at Survival Paintball, Barnstaple, where we have been running games on our superb 20 acre woodland site since 1988. Our experience, state of the art equipment and focus on safety means players of all ages and abilities can get on with the serious business of having fun.”

Dartington Crystal

Dartington Crystal  No trip to Devon is complete without a visit to Dartington Crystal Factory Experience. See first hand how our crystal is hand crafted with skill and care from the blowing of the molten glass through to the final finishing. There's lots more to see and do that will make your visit truly memorable.

Lundy Island

Lundy Island  Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel, with nothing between it and America - a granite outcrop, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide. In the hubbub of the modern world it is a place apart, peaceful and unspoilt.


Clovelly Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is one of the most famous villages in the world. The single cobbled high street winds its way down the hillside through traditional whitewashed cottages festooned with fuchsias and geraniums.

The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep One of North Devon’s leading attractions - watch sheep dog trials and sheep races, learn about breeds of sheep and shearing processes, and bottle feed the lambs!

The Milky Way

The Milky Way Adventure Park A great day out for all the family whatever the weather, with four major rides and six live shows every day, huge indoor play areas and loads and loads of fun. Come and try the new Roller Coaster, the biggest and fastest in Devon, if you dare!

Outdoor Education Training

Outdoor Education Training  Outdoor Education Training provides activities putting you in the heart of the North Devon countryside. Affordable full and half-day experiences for all ages and abilities; family groups a speciality.

Ilfracombe Golf Club

Ilfracombe Golf Club  Situated on top of the rugged cliffs of the North Devon coast, every tee has an awe-inspiring view over the sea, from the Welsh Coast and Lundy Island, to as far as the eye can see on the Atlantic horizon.

Golfing in Devon

Golfing in Devon  There are five courses local to the hotel. These include the championship course at Saunton Sands and a new eighteen hole course at Willingcott Valley, providing challenges to test all levels.

West Country Walks

West Country Walks Online West Country Walks has provided self-guided walks in North Devon and Exmoor as part of its holidays since 1987. The self-guided route directions are easy to follow and show you the beautiful countryside and coast of North Devon and Exmoor.

The National Trust

The National Trust For full details of Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Watersmeet


North Devon Shooting Ground Clay target shooting at its best at one of North Devon's oldest grounds (established 1979). Beautiful natural valley, targets for all standards with professional qualified instruction. Private tuition available. Contact Clive Warren on 01271 863959/850393 for further information.


RHS Garden Rosemoor

RHS Garden Rosemoor  Set deep in the lovely North Devon countryside near Torrington, RHS Garden Rosemoor is a garden of national importance. Lady Anne Berry gifted Rosemoor to the RHS in 1988 and, since then, the original eight acres have been greatly developed into 65 acres of enchanting garden and woodlands.

Castle Hill

Castle Hill Gardens  Castle Hill was built in 1730 as the Earl Fortescue’s family home in North Devon. The Palladian House, in which his descendants, the Earl and Countess of Arran are living, is set in a spectacular 18th century parkland landscape with grass terraces and statues leading down to the river and lakes.

Docton Mill

Docton Mill Gardens  Gold medal award winning gardens near Hartland. Voted “Best cream tea in Devon” at 2007 North Devon Food and Drink Awards.

Hartland Abbey

Hartland Abbey Only one mile from Hartland Quay, Hartland Abbey lies across a narrow, sheltered valley which winds its way to the spectacular Atlantic Coast. Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to the rocky cove.

Winsford Walled Garden

Winsford Walled Garden A forgotten ruin until its rediscovery in 1999, Winsford with its 14ft high walls was, and always has been, a summer flower garden - a discovery that was only confirmed three years after the present owners had already decided to veer away from the ubiquitous walled vegetable garden to create a walled flower garden.

Tapeley Park

Tapeley Park Tapeley Park is a stately home situated near the coast, between Instow and Bideford. Tapeley Park has lots of attractions for all the family, and the gardens are a magical balance of nature and nurture.





For more information on
things to see and do
in North Devon:

North Devon UK

Devon Holiday Directory