Top 5 dog walks in Ilfracombe

Morte Point, Mortehoe Village Enjoy a challenging walk through a rare spot of coastal heathland which provides the wonderful backdrop for a wealth of wild flowers and wildlife.  You might even be lucky enough to spot some of our infamous sealife including dolphins and...

North Devon Cycling Routes

For many of us, cycling is our first choice for an outdoor activity to get exercise and fresh air.  You get to see more of the countryside from the saddle of the bike than in a car and you can also cover greater distances than on foot – it is the best of both worlds! ...

Devon’s Most Haunted Places

With Halloween around the corner, many places are talking up their credentials to be among Devon’s most haunted places.  And the fact is, there are plenty to choose from!  Devon has more than its fair share of haunted houses, spooky hotels, lonely locations and ghost...

Devon Dialects

Planning a trip to North Devon soon? At The Carlton we think that part of what makes Devon so charming is the local language. Tourists and first-time visitors may find colloquialisms and common words by Devonians a bit odd, sometimes a complete mystery, but these...

North Devon beauty spots

One of the best things about having a hotel in North Devon is sharing our favourite beauty spots with guests and then seeing their faces when they return from a visit. Sometimes we take the beauty of the area for granted, so it’s always a delight to see people’s...