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The Big Sheep, Air Xtreme, Dartington Glass, Milky Way, Watermouth Castle, Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, RHS Rosemoor, Arlington Court, Exmoor Zoo, Southdown Adventure Park, Survival Paint Ball, Tarka Trail Cycle Hire.
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Barnstaple railway station, Exeter Airport, Eaglescott Private Airstrip
Recommended Places to Visit: Valley of the Rocks - Lynton/Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Marwood Gardens, Eden Project, Broomhill Sculptor Garden, Heddon Valley, Museum Barnstaple, Queens Theatre, Tarka Trail
Annual Events: Music festivals - OceanFest Food Festivals throughout the year Craft Fairs throughout the year Fireworks, Carnivals, Fun Fairs, Beer Tastings, Book Festivals, Otter Trails, Country Shows. See the Visit Devon website for dates during the year.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: Westward Ho! - Silver Cod, Fish & chips, Moran's Thai Restaurant, Oyster Shack, Hockings Ice Cream Barnstaple - Ghurka Indian, Fullham Chinese Restaurant, Fat Belly Fred's Sea Food Restaurant, Clayton's Mediteranean, Prezzo, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut
Local Sports: Horse Riding, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Cycling, Kite Surfing, Wake Boarding, Course Fishing, Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, Coasteering, Gliding, Paint Balling, 4 x 4 Driving, Karting, Quad Biking, Archery, Badminton, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Pony Trekking, Tennis
Yarnscombe is a small rural village. In the Domesday Book of 1086, Yarnscombe is referred to as ‘Hernescombe, the valley of the eagles’. The ‘eagles’ were probably buzzards which still breed in the parish. From changes in dialect and spelling the present name has evolved. There is some evidence of habitation in the area prior to the Norman conquest, with traces of the Saxons at Cogworthy and elsewhere. The Saxons called the area ‘Delilea’, meaning a well-wooded area, but little woodland remains. We are reminded of our Saxon ancestors in the names of the local farms at ‘Delley’ and ‘Delworthy’.