What we have to offer?
Coming to Barnstaple? As the premier town in North Devon you’ll find great bars, great restaurants and big name high street shopping. But that’s not what makes Barnstaple special. Not alone. That’s done by the independent boutique shops within the town, the proud local food producers selling their delicious delicacies in the Pannier Market and, of course, the town’s colourful history. It’s this mix of new and old, of modern and traditional that’s behind Barnstaple’s charm. We’d love you to share it with us.
It’s not just big high street names that make shopping in Barnstaple fun. Delightful boutique shops offer everything from jeans, to jewellery, to juice. There’s plenty of secure parking close by too. What more could you need? Maybe an extra pair of arms for your bags...
Barnstaple’s restaurants cover cuisine from all over the world. So whether you fancy Italian, Indian, Thai or Chinese, you’re sure to find something that hits the spot. There are plenty of well-known chain restaurants here too. Tuck in!
Devon is renowned for its fresh local produce and Barnstaple gives you plenty of places where you can snap it up at its best. Do your taste buds a favour and get stuck in. You won’t regret it!
Whether you want to catch a live band, laugh yourself silly at a celebrity stand-up gig or catch one of the latest films in the cinema, there’s always something to keep you entertained in Barnstaple.
Barnstaple bereft of history? Think again! It’s the oldest borough in England and was once the most important port in the South West. It even played its role in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Barnstaple is a great place to come and work, especially if you’re fed up of the rat race. With good transport links as well as access to plenty of legal, property and financial services, you’ll have everything you need to flourish.
The live events on The Square in Barnstaple town centre draw crowds in their thousands. But nothing comes close to the Christmas lights switch on, which has seen performances from several high profile artists in recent years.
Barnstaple is extremely sport-friendly and home to fantastic facilities. Whether you love playing or prefer watching, you’ll find plenty to fill your spare time – from rowing to a round of golf. Fore!