Living in Barnstaple

Barnstaple is the oldest borough in the country and is the commercial and agricultural centre of North Devon, find out what its like living in Barnstaple and why it makes sense for you with our useful area guide.

Why move to Barnstaple?

Barnstaple is the oldest borough in the country and is the commercial and agricultural centre of North Devon. Saxons first settled in Barnstaple (Barum) over 1000 years ago; In 930 AD it was a Saxon stronghold serving as a market for the surrounding countryside.

Today it has a wonderful mixture of Victorian, Medieval and Georgian architecture and is proud to be a multiple winner of Britain in Bloom. The beautiful and bustling town of Barnstaple is perfect for retail therapy with high street shops and the Green Lanes shopping centre, along with cafes and bistros plus a great range of evening entertainment on offer from comedy nights to classical music.

The oldest borough in the UK was founded at the lowest point crossing the river Taw and connects to the Tarka line railway and the off road Tarka Trail.

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Find homes in Barnstaple?

With a number of properties in the area, Bond Oxborough Phillips have the local knowledge to help make your move straightforward and simple. We have a local branch at 105-106 Boutport Street that you can visit at any time to give you the personal assistance you need at every step of the moving process.

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