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Barnstaple is a ancient town, granted its original charter in 930 AD by King Aethelstan - the grandson of Alfred the Great.
The town prospered throughout history, its port eventually becoming a major trading link to America.
Today Barnstaple has a thriving, partly pedestrianised centre, with traditional Pannier Market. Barnstaple features many fine buildings and attractive alleyways.
Historically there is the Norman mound and remnants of the original Norman castle wall to see, the ornate Queen Anne's Walk and the 13th century 'Long Bridge'.
The museum of North Devon is situated close to the bridge.
From Barnstaple, you can discover Tarka Country and the 180 mile 'Tarka Trail' walk.
Using Barnstaple as a base, you can walk or cycle along a stretch of the trail or take a trip by rail along the scenic Tarka Line.
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