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Reviewed on 17 Nov 2020
Upscale lodging choices in Barnstaple make it a great destination for luxury-minded travellers, and many visitors are sure to appreciate the bars, cafes and gardens. The welcoming and countryside setting also entices those visiting the city. Around the area, top sights include Exmoor National Park, Ilfracombe Harbour and Saunton Sands.
- There are 93 hotels and other accommodation options in Barnstaple
- The closest major airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), 34.7 mi (55.8 km) from the city centre
- The next closest is in Swansea (SWS), 34.7 mi (55.9 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in Barnstaple
The gardens and countryside exemplify the city's natural beauty and places to visit include Exmoor National Park and Basett's Ridge. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Arlington Court and Pannier Market.
Top places to see in the area include Ilfracombe Harbour, 9.3 mi/15 km from the heart of the city, and Saunton Sands, which is 10.5 mi (16.8 km) away.
Getting around Barnstaple
To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Barnstaple Station. Barnstaple might not have many public transport options to choose from so consider a car rental to maximise your time.
Dressing for Barnstaple
- Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 11°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 2°C
- From April to June, the average is 19°C during the day and 4°C at night
- July to September sees average temperatures of 20°C during the day and 9°C at night
- Between October and December, you can expect 16°C as the daytime average and 2°C as the night-time average
- About 960.70 millimetres of rain falls on Barnstaple each year
- July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 19°C, while February and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 2°C
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