The Tarka Line

Barnstaple

The capital of North Devon, Barnstaple is a bustling market town with a beautiful setting on the estuary of the River Taw.

The large town centre is a short walk from the railway station and offers a mix of picturesque narrow streets with independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as Green Lanes shopping centre, full of high street brands.

  • Visit the famous Pannier Market
  • Browse the independent shops
  • Cycle the Tarka Trail
  • Visit one of the Rail Ale Trail pubs

Barnstaple

Barnstaple Pannier Market
This historic market is one of the Westcountry’s largest indoor markets. It runs 6 days a week and offers a huge range of fresh produce, arts, crafts, collectables and antiques.

The Tarka Trail
Barnstaple station is the starting point for the Tarka Trail which offers 21 miles of level, scenic, traffic-free cycling. Bikes can be hired on the station from Tarka Trail Cycle Hire.

South West Coast Path
Barnstaple is the gateway to the beautiful North Devon coastline and the South West Coast Path. There are information boards at the station detailing the walks from the station along the Taw Estuary and to the Coast Path. These vary in length and difficulty depending on how fit you are feeling!

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“Barnstaple has a lovely mix of independent shops”

Barnstaple Station Information

Barnstaple station is on the Tarka Line.  The station is staffed and has a ticket machine outside for buying tickets and collecting pre-booked tickets. Step-free access is available throughout the station. Station Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2AU

 

Buying Tickets to Barnstaple

Tarka Line Ranger

£

10.30

Travel the line as much as you like for one day. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.

Great fares from further afield

EXMOUTH TO BARNSTAPLE

£

10.40

Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 40min

Approximate journey time

EXETER CENTRAL TO BARNSTAPLE

£

10.30

Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 15min

Approximate journey time

 

The Tarka Line

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