BARNSTAPLE

OVERVIEW OF BARNSTAPLE FROM THE LATE 70'S

OVERVIEW OF BARNSTAPLE FROM THE LATE 70'S

TOWN MAP
GREEN LANES SHOPPING CENTRE
HISTORY AND MORE
GENUKI BARNSTAPLE
STREET PLAN
BIRDS EYE VIEW
THEATRES
BARUM BREWERY
BARNSTAPLE SWIMMING CLUB
including water polo
combe fisheries-fish and shell fish suppliers
CAPTAIN BANJO'S STREET BAND
Visiting Barnstaple will provide you & your family a genuine & special Devon experience. You will be hard pressed to find a more safe & friendly destination anywhere in the South West with such a fantastic mixture of shops & restaurants.
Our traditional market town has an extensive shopping mix that makes a great day out for visitors & residents alike, bringing life, business & pleasure to all who visit. Geographically, Barnstaple sits on the banks of the River Taw near the North Devon coastline.  The area enjoys a unique topography with an extensive sandy beach coastline and close proximity to Exmoor National Park.
Barnstaple has expanded from its market town origins, to become the area's Regional Centre.  Several national house builders are completing residential developments within the town and its suburbs.   Commercially the town contains many of the major national retailers and several edge of town developments have been completed.  
The sustained wealth and growth of the area has been enhanced following the building of the A361 linking North Devon to the M5 at Tiverton.  The road network has been further enhanced by the construction of the new downstream bridge at an estimated cost of £40m.
It is the main town of the district and claims to be the oldest borough in the United Kingdom. It was founded at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw, about 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the Taw's sea fall at the Bristol Channel. By the time of the Doomsday Book, Barnstaple had its own mint. Its size and wealth in the Middle Ages was based on it being within the staple, a staple port licensed to export wool, and its importance is still obvious in the town's name. The wool trade was further aided by the town's excellent port, with five ships being sent in 1588 to aid the fight against the Spanish Armada.

 

link to tourist iformation office

Barnstaple Tourist Information Centre
 
The Square, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8LN

Opening Times:
All year: Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5.00pm.
Tel:
01271 375000 Fax: 01271 374037
E-mail: info@staynorthdevon.co.uk

BARNSTAPLE LIFE BLOG

NEW - PRODUCED BY BARNSTAPLE TOWN COUNCIL
- COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Funder Zone North Devon Largest indoor soft play centre.

A play heaven for the under 12's.

Featuring four levels full of fun.

You can find the latest Barnstaple property for sale using online property portal Zoopla

link to Barnstaple keyboard club site

image-gif-barnstaple people logo linked to their web site

Barnstaple People is a great way to stay in touch with your community.

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BARNSTAPLE CLOCK TOWER

Video of Barnstaple station

GOOGLE STREET VIEW STARTING AT THE HIGH STREET
EXPLORE THE TOWN FROM HERE

bear street laundry LINK TO SERVICES OFFERED BY BARBNSTAPLE LAUNDROMAT

WE ALSO HAVE SELF SERVICE LAUNDROMATS NEAR THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS IN NEWPORT BARNSTAPLE
AND IN SOUTH STREET BRAUNTON

institute of advanced motorists

Welcome (click to visit our site)

BARNSTAPLE AND NORTH DEVON GROUP OF ADVANCED MOTORISTS is one of the many local groups around the country which are affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, the IAM. 

WINTER TALKS  -  Our Winter Talks programme continues in 2010.   Details of these talks are shown on the main site

BANDAM NEWS  -  For the latest news about recent group events and other reports have a look at our new NEWS Page. 

Do want to assess your driving skills and improve your driving?  Have a look at the Drive Check and DriveCheck55 pages.

For the latest IAM News Releases - go to the IAM page.

new car wash

Barnstaple's Pannier Market

old custom house restaurant

Tel: 01271 370123 | eat@jamesduckett.co.uk | The Strand, Barnstaple, EX31 1EU

James Duckett at the Old Custom House is located in an historic building on the Strand, overlooking the River Taw in
Barnstaple which is the regional centre for North Devon and close to its fine beaches, rugged coastal scenery and Exmoor. 

NORTH DEVON COLLEGE ON FACE-BOOK

Barnstaple is twinned with Barnstable in the USA, Uelzen in Germany, Trouville in France and now Susa in Italy.
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THE NEW SKATE PARK IN BARNSTAPLES ROCK PARK

RACE FOR LIFE

Seeds for Change,
North Devon Homes Community Agriculture Social Enterpris
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