Parracombe is a peaceful village that lies in the beautiful Heddon Valley on the western edge of Exmoor National Park. It’s a pretty enough little place, much like any other village in this neck of the woods so there’s no harm in stopping for a stroll around if you’re out and about exploring. If you do, you should go and poke your head in the church at the top of the hill; the interiors are gorgeous, all light and airy with painted texts, and all pretty much as it would have been over 200 years ago. Perhaps stop off for a pub lunch at the Fox & Goose then go and spend the afternoon on the beach at Ilfracombe, or head on to Lynton & Lynmouth where you can ride the Victorian Cliff Railway.
Another thing you can do is come here by steam train with the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway; enjoy a ride through the glorious North Devon countryside, stop at Parracombe for a wander round and refreshments, then catch the train back to Barnstaple. Just the kind of thing you ought to be doing on a family holiday in Devon!
All information correct at the time of writing