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The town of Barnstaple is located at the Taw River's lowest crossing point in southwestern England. Barnstaple may be a small town, but it certainly contains a large amount of attractions, all of which are easily accessible by car rental in Barnstaple.
Car hire in Barnstaple is definitely the most ideal way to explore this town situated at least an hour's drive away from the nearest major cities. Local Thrifty, Enterprise, and Ford offices are just a few of the places where visitors can quickly find cheap car hire in Barnstaple.
As North Devon's main shopping area, Barnstaple contains a fair amount of chain stores, but the town's most unique shopping is found at Pannier Market and Butchers Row. Butchers Row was first established in 1855, but despite the name, only two of its shops are butchers. The other shops on Butchers Row are fishmongers, a florist, a greengrocer, a baker, and a delicatessen.
The Pannier Market which runs the entire length of Butchers Row was also built in 1855. The market is open on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and was recently named one of the United Kingdom's top 10 food markets.
Other Barnstaple attractions include the historic churches of St Peter's Church and St Anne's Chapel, the Queen's Theatre where William Shakespeare once performed, and the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. Most of these attractions are situated along the Barnstaple Heritage Trail, a relaxing and scenic walking tour of the town.