Sea Ilfracombe 2 - 4 Sept 2011.

Ilfracombe Harbour - Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival

A re- enactment of Napoleon Bonaparte’s failed attempt to capture Ilfracombe is just one of the highlights of this charming North Devon town’s Maritime Festival 2011. Promising an eclectic mix of events, visitors can enjoy historical guided tours, restaurant and gourmet trails, street acts and a tug of war during the 3 day celebration.

Swallow Cottage

Looing for a holiday cottage to stay while enjoying the festival? Stay nearby at Swallow Cottage an idyllic converted barn sleeping 6 (7 nts from £520 in 2 September)

Lobster and Crab Feast Clovelly 4 Sept 2011

Celebrating Clovelly’s famous lobsters and crabs, this fishy day offers live folk music, quay kitchens and wine and beer tasting, storytelling, street theatre and arts and crafts stalls. The day is in aid of The National Lobster Hatchery who will also bring along a tank of baby lobsters, to be later released into the sea. .

Orchard House

Stay nearby at beautiful 5* Orchard House, a beautiful holiday cottage full of majestic hidden treasures, old world style and up-to-date modern luxury. Even better you can choose to take friends (the main house sleeps 10 costs from £595 for 3 nights in November) or stay in Little Orchard a perfect hideaway for two (from £297 ). www.Cornborough.co.uk