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Soggysetshire Day 2

Finally we near the end. This is Clovelly. Cars are not allowed in the village and they very kindly have built a big car park at the top of the hill leading down. That is the good news. The bad news is that thay charge visitors £6.75 to actually enter the village. 

 

There is, however, another way down which is free. Needless to say my companions knew of this 

 

 

Soggysetshire Day 2

Finally we near the end. This is Clovelly. Cars are not allowed in the village and they very kindly have built a big car park at the top of the hill leading down. That is the good news. The bad news is that thay charge visitors £6.75 to actually enter the village. 

 

There is, however, another way down which is free. Needless to say my companions knew of this 

 

 

comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 May 2014, 00:23
Looks like the free view [of the roofline] appealed to you more than the 6 3/4 quid premium view, Bill?
Bill Phillips: This is a better view than he one you would get going in the proper way
It is a really lovely view!!!
Your companions are obviously very good navigators!
Bill Phillips: It is a beautiful view and Clovelly used to be a delight
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 May 2014, 05:42
Yes, Clovelly is a tourist trap but beautiful! I think the village should be protected from the hords of tourists.
Bill Phillips: It looks very shabby to me Philine and not as I remember it from years ago. As Chris has commented it is hard to see where the money is going.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 May 2014, 06:02
The thought that we would have paid in excess of £25 to walk down a steep hill and eat ice cream is really outrageous. And there was no indication of where the money was going either..
Bill Phillips: The village looked shabby and the tourist tat shops add nothing to the place
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 May 2014, 07:57
They charge to walk into their village - typical Somerset!!!

I think I will give it a miss.
Bill Phillips: I would and certainly would not go there again
A wonderful view through the trees Bill!
Bill Phillips: Beautiful isn't it Richard?
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 May 2014, 09:05
If I knew you were going to screen such a fine series on this sunny part of Englandshire I would have thrown the towel in.
Bill Phillips: I am sorry to excel so. It just comes naturally
I have never heard of such a thing - charging to get into a town. Nice picture of the roofs though...
Bill Phillips: Absurd isn't it? They charge for Portmeirion but that is rather a different place
The free route sounds the way to go!

Lovely shot and treatment, Bill smile
Bill Phillips: It is the only way and even then it is hardly worth the effort
I didn't know they charged to walk into the village, Bill. What a cheek, there's far nicer places to get into for free.
Bill Phillips: I couldn't agree more Pauline
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 27 May 2014, 11:24
With all your exhausted heaving breathing Billiam how did you manage to keep the camera so still.
Bill Phillips: Grim determination comrade
I was surprised to learn that this village is privately owned, Bill.

Another one of your beautifully composed images.
Bill Phillips: The owners do not seem to be ploughing much of the money back into the village
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 May 2014, 12:55
Yes, a very attractive little place and lovely before/after the hordes have gone. I don't recall paying to park there, though. many years ago, I was savaged by a Siamese cat there -the Beast of Exmoor. I think he had a limit of the first 100 people to stroke him and I was number 101!
Bill Phillips: It all looked a bit run down and neglected to me Alan
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 May 2014, 12:57
Ah.. not £6.75 to park. No, I sneaked in before they were open for the day but there is a Landrover-type track down to harbour which is free (or was free).
Bill Phillips: No the car park is free they just charge £6.75 per person to enter the village through a visitor centre come shop
Are you kidding me???? Visitors are charged to enter the city???? Who does something like that?????!!!!
Bill Phillips: It is a village Ginnie. An English city is quite specific. It either has a cathedral or has been granted the status of being a city by (in theory ) the monarch. There are about 70 cities in England
A bit of local knowledge comes in handy, is it money in the box or turnstile Bill? It does look a lovely setting.
Bill Phillips: No it is a visitor centre and gift shop you have to go through....or not in our case
A fantastic view Bill
Bill Phillips: It certainly is Ronky
I read this with sum disappointment, not having been there I've always fancied a visit but at £6.75 to park and the hordes of other visitors like me now I'm not so keen. I bet they know how to charge for the Donkey cart ride back up the hill as well!
Bill Phillips: The car park is free, it is £6.75 per person to enter the village!
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 27 May 2014, 18:24
I know that route, Bill, though I have never found my way right into the village
Bill Phillips: Not worth the bother Lisl
  • Shane
  • England
  • 27 May 2014, 18:54
Glad you got the photo to share with us...as iam not paying to see it.......so cheers bill smile
Bill Phillips: It is a total rip off!
Great view - but every tourist destination is pretty crap these days. I've just got back from Durham and, compared with what it was like during my school days, it is a veritable dump.
Bill Phillips: I went to Durham many years ago and loved the place. Sad to hear it has gone to pot!
6.75 to enter village, now that's an idea that could catch on. I like banning cars though, I suppose charging £6.75 for a days parking is about the going rate these days and it's often more expensive at other places around the coast.
Bill Phillips: If it was £6.75 to park the car fair enough. The car park is free and they charge £6.75 per adult to enter the village. They do a family ticket for about twenty quid!
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 May 2014, 12:43
Always good to find the free route, nicely framed view
Bill Phillips: Especially when they want £6.75 each!

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