Barnstaple, Devon

This colourful town on the River Taw is worth a visit when you’re enjoying your family break in Devon. There’s a variety of shops to browse, both high street names and more quirky independent retailers, and a lovely Pannier Market with a plethora of local produce, arts and crafts, and antiques and curious. If you need a snack or lunch, you’re spoilt for choice, with a range of cafes, bars and restaurants – try Fatbelly Fred’s or Alfie Brown’s.

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