One of the biggest towns in Devon, Barnstaple has a lot to offer the last minute holidaymaker. This is a great place to stay if you want to explore the Tarka Trail. From Barnstaple to Bideford it follows a disused railway and is ideal for both walkers and cyclists. Back in Barnstaple there is a good selection of shops if you want to spend a day in the town. Choose from a big shopping centre with plenty of well known brands, or explore Pannier Market where there is a different theme everyday.