Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the north coast of Devon, England with a small harbour, surrounded by cliffs.
The parish, which includes a significant rural area and other villages outside the town of Ilfracombe, stretches along the coast from ‘The Coastguard Cottages’ in Hele Bay toward the east and 6 km along The Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. The resort is hilly and the highest point within the parish boundary is at ‘Hore Down Gate’, 3 km inland and 270 m (860 ft) above sea level.
The landmark of Hillsborough Hill dominates the harbour and is the site of an Iron Age Celtic fortress. The award-winning Landmark Theatre is either loved or hated for its unusual double-conical design; it is distinctive and, with the St Nicholas’s Chapel on Lantern Hill, a major landmark in the town.