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The annual Barnstaple Fair Ceremony is taking place on the 3rd Wednesday in September.
These walks are intended to capture its historic charm.
Queen Anne's Walk
Walk 1 Barnstaple Heritage Trail (1.6 miles)
Barnstaple can be traced back to the Romans who may have given it its name (Barum).
This delightful and easy walk explores its key attractions.
A Building of 'Queen Anne's Walk',now a Heritage Centre is well worth a visit when open! Merchants used to conduct their business between the columns.
B Albert Memorial Clock Tower built in 1862 ,a year after Prince Albert died.
C Rock Park named after William Frederick Rock a wealthy printer and benefactor.
D The Inn on the Square (Victorian)
E Butchers Row & Pannier Market .based on the Victorian idea of having butchers on one side of the road,and a place for marketers with baskets (panniers) on the other.
F South Gate on High Street
G Castle Green & Castle Mount - not much remains of the motte and bailey castle dating back to William the Conqueror.
Walk 2 River Walk (1.7 miles)
An easy and most enjoyable walk along the river Taw following public footpaths and cycleways.
Walk 3 River & Barnstaple (2.6 miles)
This delightful and easy walk combines walks 1 & 2 ; it follows the river Taw and explores Barnstaples historic sites.
Pay & Display Car Park at Barnstaple
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