Lt TAXIS in Ilfracombe, Devon
Our Ilfracombe Taxi Service
Lt TAXIS are available throughout Devon and Cornwall, and as such our Ilfracombe Taxis are available anywhere in Ilfracombe as well as all the neighbouring towns and villages. Our Ilfracombe Taxis will take you anywhere you wish to go, and due to our large coverage across Devon and Cornwall, no journey is too far. We are quite happy to take you to the supermarket, even if it's in Camborne! If you hire an Ilfracombe Taxi you can rest assured that the service you receive will be of a high standard. We always provide a clean and tidy vehicle, a driver who has undergone a DBS police check and a professional service and value for money that we believe cannot be beaten. If reliability and value for money are important to you, call Ilfracombe taxis every time.
Ilfracombe is a town and civil parish on the coast of Devon. It has a small harbour, surrounded by cliffs and faces the Bristol Channel. There has been a settlement at Ilfracombe since the Iron Age, when the Dumnonii Celts founded a hill fort on the highest hill, Hillsborough. The manor house at Chambercombe in east Ilfracombe was recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as being built by a Norman knight Champernon (from Chambernon in France) who landed with William of Normandy. It is also said to be haunted. As is often the case in coastal towns, the community fell into two factions, a farming community living around the church, and a fishing community around the harbour.
The town has several 'claims to fame', these being that the actor Peter Sellers first set foot on stage here, the Collins sisters (Joan and Jackie) were evacuated to the town during WWII and Henry Williamson, author of Tarka the Otter, lived in Brittania Row for many years. This is noted by a blue plaque. The artist George Shaw, short listed for the 2012 Turner Prize, lives in the town and the artist Damien Hirst
owns several properties in the town, as well as some farmland, and an art
"factory" on a local trading estate. His statue 'Verity' is on the pier. This 66 foot bronze-clad sculpture has been loaned to North Devon Council for the next
20 years. It was hoisted into
position on Tuesday 16 October 2012. The
statue of Verity pregnant holding a sword aloft and standing on a base
of legal books is meant to be a 'modern allegory of truth and justice'. For more information about this remarkable statue click here
In 2012 a number of people carried the Olympic Torch through Ilfracombe, amongst these was Jonathan Edwards, who used to live in the town and carried the torch past his old house.
Events in Ilfracombe
For a relatively small community there is a surprising number of events throughout the year. Visitilfracombe covers them all so click on the link to be sure you don't miss anything.
Where is Ilfracombe?
Situated on the north coast of Devon overlooking the Bristol Channel, as the crow flies Ilfracombe is approximately 42 miles (68 km) north west of Exeter. Land's End lies 106 miles (171 km) to the south west whilst Central London is 174 miles (280 km) to the east. Across the Bristol Channel, Swansea lies approximately 30 miles (48 km) to the north north east.
Where can our Ilfracombe taxis meet you?
If you're already in town we can meet and pick you up at any one of several locations. There are seats opposite the Wheel Inn Public House, or we can meet you at the bus station or down by the Quay in Cove car park. But of course don't forget that we can pick up at your home or work address or your holiday accommodation. Just call us.... anytime!