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Smugglers of Ilfracombe Walking Tour

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Tourist Information Centre

Landmark Theatre

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Ilfracombe

EX34 9BZ

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Did you know that Ilfracombe was a hive for smuggling activity in the North Devon area?

Come and join the fun and informative Smugglers of Ilfracombe Walking Tour, where you will learn all about North Devon's characters and stories during this fascinating and deviant episode in Britain's past. Our tour will take you on an adventure to the various landmarks and notable sights within proximity to Ilfracombe Harbour, including through some of back lanes and passageways used by smugglers to transport and hide their illicit goods.

You will learn all about smuggling during its heyday, as well as stories of the constant games of cat and mouse between the local enforcement officers with some of the infamous Smugglers of Ilfracombe, including William Cooke, Thomas Benson, Hannibal Richards, Samuel Cornish and John Hoyle.

The walk starts and ends at the Tourist Information Centre by the Landmark Theatre and takes roughtly an hour and a quarter. We ask that you get there at least 5 minutes before the starting time, so that we can gather together. It is a gentle walk, but it does involve some inclines so can also be a nice bit of exercise.

This is a very popular activity for anyone looking for fun things to do in North Devon and spaces on each walk are limited and can go quickly. You therefore should buy your tickets in advance here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@ilfracombesmugglers.co.uk.


Tickets:

Adult - £6

Concessions (Under 16, 65+, Students) - £5



Additional Terms:

- Starting Location: The tarmac stretch in front of the glass doors to the Tourist Information Centre, based outside the Landmark Theatre.

- Concessions: Children aged under 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Students and participants aged 65 and over should present a valid ID (e.g. student card / driving licence).

- Refund Policy: Provided we have 24 hours notice, we are able to process a full refund or would also be happy to transfer your tickets to a later date. Unfortunately, due to the space-limited nature of the event, we may very likely have had to turn down other potential bookings in the 24 hours prior to the event.

- Starting Times: Due to the nature of the event, starting times are strictly observed. If you arrive for the walk late, I am afraid we may have left without you. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund in this instance (see Refund Policy above). However, you may still find the group around the back of Capstone Hill if within the first 15 minutes, which is our first "port of call" en route to the Harbour.

- The starting dates and times are exactly as advertised on Eventbrite and on the West Country Walking Tours Facebook page. These can occasionally vary from week-to-week, so we advise you to be absolutely sure which event you are booked on. We also ask that you arrive at least 5 minutes early.

- Weather: The tour will always proceed even in the event of rain. We therefore suggest that you bring a brolly or wear waterproofs on days which might experience rain. If the weather is so poor so as to become hazardous, such as extreme wind, heavy snow or thunderstorms, then we may reluctantly cancel an event and offer a full refund. We will inform you immediately of this by SMS and email.

- Toilets: There are public toilets available about 30 minutes into the walk. If needed, we can stop here briefly.

- Health & Safety Disclaimer: While our walk has been designed to consider everybody's safety and comfort, we remind customers that they are entirely responsible for their own safety and those of their own party throughout the tour. We therefore ask that all customers stay close together and do not stray off too far from the group, as well as remain fully aware of their own safety at all times. We therefore accept no responsibility for any injury which may occur to any participant on the group walk.

- Further Questions: If you have any further questions, contact us at: info@ilfracombesmugglers.co.uk or on +44(0)7733352914.

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