Victorian Week – 13th-17th June 2018

Victorian Week – 13th-17th June 2018

Ilfracombe is a picturesque seaside town in North Devon. It has been a holiday destination for many years and not least during the Victorian era.

Whether you live locally or are visiting beautiful North Devon, we warmly invite you to attend Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration from 13th to 17th June 2018.

 Many townspeople don Victorian costume for the week, while a full programme of activities is hosted from parades to concerts and shows.

You are welcome to dress as a Victorian – as simply or elaborately as you choose – to participate in our events or to sit back and enjoy the spectacle as the town is transported back to yesteryear.  


Ilfracombe is famous for the Tunnels Beaches, complete with its tidal Victorian bathing pool.

Bathing Belles and Beaus can be found at Wildersmouth Beach. Giggles and photo opportunities    a-plenty!



Our very own Queen Victorian often graces us with her presence at events during the celebrations.

Learn a little more about her here….


As a grand finale to the celebration there is a huge firework display, which just has to be seen to be believed.


An to the fun in Ilfracombe last year was that of the Tea Duelling competition

Our astounding master of ceremonies was the overseer of many a comedy conflict, all resolved over a nice cup of tea!

We even saw Queen Victoria join in



The 2017 Victorian and Steampunk celebration was a wonderful success, and we had glorious weather too.

Many Thanks to all that were a part of the events, both near and far.  

We look forward to the 2018 celebration and looking forward to making more memories.

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