Walk - Ilfracombe's Jubilee Gardens

0.4 miles (0.6 km)

Jubilee Gardens, Ilfracombe - EX34 8AF Jubilee Gardens, Ilfracombe

Easy - Jubilee Gardens are formed on a steep slope above the Ilfracombe Museum located between Wilder Road and the sea, merging on its East side with the Landmark Theatre. Jubilee Gardens is an open, grassed area with flower beds, shrubs and trees criss-crossed with footpaths. The footpaths are of varying widths and gradients with uneven steps along all but one of the routes through the Gardens. For people who can manage the steep paths there are numerous wooden seats along most of the routes through the gardens.

Jubilee Gardens are formed on a steep slope above the Ilfracombe Museum located between Wilder Road and the sea, merging on its East side with the Landmark Theatre. Jubilee Gardens is an open, grassed area with flower beds, shrubs and trees, criss-crossed with footpaths.

To check that this walk is suitable for you click here where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces, and other detailed information.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Ocean Backpackers

Quality independent Youth hostel with large self catering kitchen, communal lounge and dining room. Private en-suite rooms and dorms. Open all year.

Harcourt Hotel

Harcourt Hotel in Ilfracombe is a small "dog friendly Hotel " with a clean, friendly, home from home environment, in very close proximity to all amenities, including the Coast Path.

Avoncourt Lodge

Simple light and airy B&B with full breakfast, ensuite baths, honesty bar and drying room on SW Coastal Pathway, Ilfracombe. Dog friendly

Hele Valley Holiday Park

Located in the beautiful seaside town of Ilfracombe along the stunningly rugged North Devon coast. The perfect destination for relaxing and for walking the South West Coast Path.

Sunnymead Farm Camping & Touring Site

Small friendly family run site 4 AA Pennant, stunning views, dogs welcome FOC, hot showers, EHU's, large level pitches, play area, bus stop

Marlyn B&B

We've three en-suites with fine bedding, good food, views and 3 nearby pubs. Parking and coast road buses for break days and longer stays.

Lee Meadow Farm Camping

Traditional campsite set in lovely countryside beside the Coast Path. Visit the farm animals, free hot showers, farm shop & tea room on site. Ehup available.

Stowford Farm Meadows

Stowford Farm Meadows is a superb camping & caravan site, from which to explore the best of North Devon.

Newberry Beach Lodge

A pebbles throw from the award winning Newberry & Combe Martin beaches, local pubs and cafes. Enjoy a soak in a roll-top bath after a day's walking!

Channel Vista Guesthouse

This friendly, hikers' haven is open Feb-Dec. By SWCP, beaches & amenities. Free Wifi & Parking; Conservatory Bar; Laundry & Drying

Mellstock House B&B

A free pick up/drop off service is available to the Coast Path, we offer boot trays, drying room, laundry service, packed lunches, cosy bar and evening meals. All our rooms are en-suite and have TV/DVD, tea/coffee etc with free WIFI.

Fontennay B&B

A family run bed and breakfast within very close proximity of the coast path. We offer a warm friendly welcome along with our home products and cooking.

Cornwall House

A self-catering apartment and ensuite double room situated minutes from Combe Martin's stunning beaches, shops and cafes and a short walk from the path.

Blair Lodge

Quiet location on the Coast Path, near the beach, we offer a warm welcome to weary, possibly wet walkers. Tea and cake awaits and, if required, dinner, laundry facilities and lifts.

Cranleigh House B&B

Set in the heart of Combe Martin, we are a comfortable, dog friendly, vegetarian/vegan, Yoga B&B. Bike storage and overnight drying facilities available.

Manleigh Holiday Park

Comfy Chalets, Cabins & Caravans at Manleigh Park, Combe Martin. A perfect place to catch up on some ZZZZs after a walk.

Lundy House

Lundy House B&B sits between Mortehoe and Woolacombe on the North Devon coast. Surrounded by National Trust land. Great breakfasts. Dogs and dirty boots welcome.

Marine House B&B

We are a small modern B&B in the center of Woolacombe, just 2 minutes walk from the beach and the South West Coast path.
You'll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink along the Path. With lots of local seasonal food on offer, fresh from the farm, field and waters. Try our local ales, ciders, wines and spirits, increasing in variety by the year, as you sit in a cosy pub, fine dining restaurant or chilled café on the beach. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Lee Meadow Farm Shop

The home of Glampig home reared pork cuts,our own eggs, fresh baked bread and pastries, cream teas, lite bites, amazing cooked breakfast, bbq products, dog friendly,free parking.

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Route Description

This walk is one of a series of walks to be found at www.phototrails.org The website aims "to help everyone discover and enjoy access to the countryside, tailored to their own needs and preferences." It is run by the Fieldfare Trust who work with people with disabilities and countryside managers to improve access to the countryside for everyone.

Although now North Devon's largest holiday town, Ilfracombe has its origins in Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. During the medieval period it had two centres, around the church and around the harbour. It was important as a fishing harbour and commercial port and there was a quay here in the Middle Ages.

Ilfracombe began to develop as a holiday resort in the early 1800s, although it was the coming of the railway in the 1870s which really marked the beginning of the town's large-scale expansion. As a result of this it is now one of Devon's best examples of a town dominated by Victorian architecture.

Althopugh much of the town dates from Victorian times, some of the prominent sea-facing terraces are earlier, from the 1830s, when it began to develop as a select resort.

  1. Jubilee Gardens are formed on a steep slope above the Ilfracombe Museum located between Wilder Road and the sea, merging on its East side with the Landmark Theatre. Jubilee Gardens is an open, grassed area with flower beds, shrubs and trees criss-crossed with footpaths.

For further details about this walk go to the Jubilee Gardens Phototrail on the Phototrails website.

Public transport

Local Ilfracombe and Barnstaple bus services run along Wilder Road approximately 60m from Jubilee Gardens. 3,21a,30,31,32,35,300&302. For timetable information, zoom in on the interactive map and click on the bus stops, visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.

Parking

There are two car parks that can be used for access to Jubilee Gardens. They are either side of the Landmark Theatre, 48 on the side nearest the sea and 51 between the Theatre and Wilder Road. In front of the Theatre are 3 accessible spaces and 4 more nearby outside Runnymede Gardens. All users have to pay for parking.

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