Barnstaple The Essential
Barnstaple received a royal charter in AD 930 and its 13C parish church is famous for its funerary monuments and slender lead-covered spire. The 17C Horwood Almshouses and Alice Horwood School have attractive wooden mullioned windows. The 19C Guildhall includes the oak-panelled Dodderidge Parlour, in which the town's plate collection is displayed. The Museum of North Devon (The Square) traces the history of the surrounding area.
The first Long Bridge (158 m) dates back
Pannier Market is a typical 19C market