Barnstaple, Devon

This colourful town on the River Taw was once a major river port, and is worth a visit when you’re enjoying your family break in Devon. It's got quite an atmopshere when it's busy; bustling narrow streets, some rather splendid old buildings, and there's even a surviving Norman mound and parts of the old castle wall. You'll find a variety of shops to browse, both high street names and more quirky independent retailers, and a lovely historic 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 Alfie Browns, or for something different, Monty's Caribbean Kitchen.

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