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!
Other places to visit not far from the village are Exmoor Zoo, the Valley of Rocks, Arlington Court, and Watersmeet.
All information correct at the time of writing