For today’s travel book we are heading to the South West to a town that is located in Devon. I visited Clovelly when I was a kid so I don’t have that many memories of it but I do remember the steep hill, how pretty it was and I believe it was the place I tried winkles.
Clovelly us a harbor village located in the Torridge district, it is the home to a population of approximately 443. There is one thing that makes this town unique and that is the fact that the route down to the harbor is a steep pedestrianised cobbled pathway.
The town has a history all surrounding fish as it is a fishing village, it is also a place that has been primarily owned by three families since the middle of the 13th century. Apparently it also says that it was a home of cannibalistic bandits in the 18th century.
No vehicles are allowed in the town and you have to park at the top of the hill and walk down. There are also donkeys as well that pull along sledges. The village is free to visit, however if you want to go to the garden you have to pay a small fee.
I went there when I was a kid around the age of 10, I remember vaguely how pretty it was. I would say it’s really worth a visit – even if that hill is a steep one to walk up.