Ilfracombe’s top attractions will be easier to find for tourists thanks to a joint project and EU funding.

North Devon Council and Ilfracombe Town Council have collaborated to install new sign posts for tourists in the town. Picture: North Devon CouncilNorth Devon Council and Ilfracombe Town Council have collaborated to install new sign posts for tourists in the town. Picture: North Devon Council

New finger signposts have been installed in the town, pointing visitors towards the High Street, theatre and harbour, as well as the walking time to each.

North Devon Council and Ilfracombe Town Council applied for funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Leader 5 Rural Development Programme.

This was match-funded by Ilfracombe Town Council, North Devon Council and Councillor Mike Edmunds’ Devon County Council Investing in Devon fund.

Mayor of Ilfracombe, Councillor Val Gates said: “The new finger posts have helped to modernise the look of Ilfracombe and are making it easier for tourists and residents alike to migrate around many features of the town.

“A number of volunteers from various groups in Ilfracombe have also been involved and are thrilled with the results. I’d like to thank each one of them for their efforts with this project.”

North Devon Council is working closely with the Ilfracombe Regeneration Board on a masterplan to regenerate Ilfracombe seafront.

The masterplan will provide an overall scheme for the area that can be broken down into smaller projects that will be easier to deliver as funding comes available.