Barnstaple is the main town of North Devon and considered the oldest borough in the United Kingdom. 

It is a former river-port, located at the lowest crossing-point of the River Taw, flowing into the Bristol Channel.

Barnstaple railway station is the terminus of a branch line from Exeter, known as the Tarka Line.

Barnstaple has been the major market for North Devon since Saxon times. At 107 yards (98 m) long, the market runs the length of Butchers Row. Market days are Monday – Crafts and General (April to December), Tuesday – General and Produce (all year), Wednesday – Arts Collectables and Books (all year), Thursday – Crafts and General (all year), Friday – General and Produce (all year) and Saturday – General and Produce (all year).


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