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Be inspired for your next hotel break in Barnstaple, North Devon. Use our blogs as a guide to find out more about the must-sees, hidden treasures and local news.

Sunset at Westward Ho!
The top beaches to explore in North Devon
Published on 25 April 2024
North Devon's beaches are a mesmerising tapestry of coastal wonders, each offering a captivating experience. Find out the must-visit beaches to visit during your staycation to Bideford.
Valley of the Rocks Near Lynton North Devon
Things you can only do in North Devon
Published on 26 March 2024
Nestled on the rugged coastline of England, North Devon beckons adventures with its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history. Take a look at just a handful of things you can only do on a visit to North Devon.
Room Key on Bed in Room 104
Newly Refurbished Deluxe Rooms
Published on 12 December 2023
The Royal Hotel is proud to introduce to you their newly refurbished deluxe rooms each with its own unique character and style. These rooms offer not only a comfortable stay but also a taste of the hotel's rich history.
brend collection website on laptop and mobile
Why To Book Early With Brend Collection
Published on 6 December 2023
Why wait when it comes to planning an escape to Devon & Cornwall? Booking early at a Brend Collection hotel is a decision you won’t regret.
Door man Holding Christmas Presents
Christmas Gift Guide
Published on 19 October 2023
At the Brend Collection, we've got your Christmas shopping all wrapped up! Whether you're searching for the perfect gift or want to spread holiday cheer with a thoughtful surprise, let the Brend Collection be your version of Santa's little helper with our monetary and experience gift vouchers.
Golden Retriever at Beach
Reasons North Devon is perfect for dogs
Published on 22 September 2023
North Devon beckons travellers with its captivating coastline, quaint villages, and scenic vistas, making it an idyllic retreat for those in search of a tranquil and pet-friendly escape. And what better place to base your North Devon adventure than The Royal Hotel?
Winter on Croyde Beach North Devon
Wonderful Winter Walks
Published on 7 September 2023
Wrap up warm and enjoy the fresh air as you take the time to discover one of the many wonderful walking locations this winter. Here is our pick of the most beautiful walks around the Devon countryside and coast.
old photograph of palm court
Palm Courts History
Published on 24 August 2023
Palm Court stands as a living testament to its rich history, where the echoes of its past as both a Continental Courtyard from 1830 and a part of the Royal Hotel since 1873 continue to be preserved within its walls.
Saunton Beach
Your Autumn Guide to North Devon
Published on 9 August 2023
As summer transitions into fall, North Devon undergoes a remarkable transformation, unveiling a tapestry of colours that paint the landscape in shades of warmth and wonder. Take a look at our autumn guide to help you plan your autumn break with us.
Surfboard on Saunton beach
Taking Care of The World Around Us
Published on 20 July 2023
The Royal Hotel is deeply committed to continuously enhancing and preserving our environment. Our dedication to taking care of our planet is evident through a range of sustainable initiatives that we have implemented.
brend collection website on laptop and mobile
Introducing the Brend Collection
Published on 20 March 2023
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes on a fresh new brand appearance for Brend Hotels. Alongside this, we’ve created a new group website that reflects everything that we aspire to become as we move forward into an exciting future.
outside swimming pool at barnstaple hotel
Exclusive Guest Discounts
Published on 11 May 2022
As our guest, you are now entitled to some exclusive North Devon discounts and benefits! This includes the use of the leisure facilities at our nearby sister hotel, plus food and drinks savings at a number of luxury locations...
White Rose arch at RHS Rosemoor
Local Attraction Discounts
Published on 7 May 2022
When staying with us at The Royal Hotel, we want you to get the most out of your stay and enjoy all that North Devon has to offer. With that in mind, we have teamed up with many local attractions and are pleased to offer you the following discounts.
Dogs on Beach Day
Dog-Friendly North Devon
Published on 12 April 2022
When it comes to dog-walking locations in North Devon, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. With miles of coast paths with breathtaking views to explore, along with a network of footpaths across rugged moorland and forest adventures, there’s no surprise North Devon is known as a destination suited for both dogs and owners alike.
Clovelly Harbour and Seafront North Devon
9 Reasons to Visit North Devon
Published on 20 March 2021
In our eyes, Devon is one of the most beautiful places to visit, so if you are thinking of booking a break for this year, here are 9 reasons we think you should consider visiting North Devon.

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