Barnstaple

Manchester to Barnstaple with us

We provide Saloon Cars, Estate Cars, Executive cars and minibuses. Our drivers are all experienced local drivers who will make your transfer smooth and enjoyable. We can also offer a ‘meet and greet’ service at your request. Our services are available 24/7 with staff at hand to attend to any queries you may have, whether it be before or after you have made a booking.

A ‘Meet and Greet’ service can be arranged when booking whereby the driver will be in arrivals with the passenger’s name or company name, whichever you prefer. A comforting thought, especially for first time visitors in a foreign country.

If your flight is early or subject to delays, we will track your flight’s progress and send your driver at the new expected time of arrival.

A lot of our work is corporate based so if you are booking a taxi for other people you need not worry, we will give them the professional quality service they would expect. We can send receipts via email on request.

Remember, this is a set fare, no taxi meters, no hidden charges, regardless of the route or time taken from Manchester.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ! We advise booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If your transfer is within the next 12 hours please call us the number given on top of the page.

Please ensure you book the correct taxi for your Manchester Airport or Around Manchester to Barnstaple journey. Vehicle capacity is indicated below:

Saloon Car

Oneway: £299.00

Return: £590.00

4x passengers 2x Suitcase 2x Hand Luggage

Estate Car

Oneway: £329.00

Return: £649.00

4x passengers 4x Suitcase 4x Hand Luggage

Executive Car

Oneway: £345.00

Return: £676.00

4x passengers 2x Suitcase 2x Hand Luggage

8 Seater Minibus

Oneway: £389.00

Return: £770.00

8x passengers 8x Suitcase 8x Hand Luggage


Overview of Barnstaple

Barnstaple is a North Devon town some 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Exeter. The town grew up in the River Taw valley, 10 miles from the river mouth, and claims to be the oldest borough in the United Kingdom. It was certainly around when the Doomsday book was compiled; it then had its own mint.

Before the river silted up, Barnstaple was a busy port and in Elizabethan times the good people of Barnstaple sent 5 ships to fight the Spanish Armada. Today, there are still traces of an old Norman Castle and a 16th-c sixteen-arch long bridge still crosses the Taw.

Barnstaple enjoys a central location in North Devon and provides shopping facilities for the whole district. The town centre retains some interesting and impressive old buildings. Butchers Row consists of ten shops with stone pilasters and an overhanging roof with iron supports. The adjoining Victorian Pannier Market with its high glass and timber roof supported on iron columns has been voted one of the top ten food markets in Britain. The early 19th-c Guildhall retains a quiet dignity in the town centre, while down by the riverside sits the stately Queen Anne’s Walk.

The town is particularly known for its floral displays that brighten the streets each summer. It was once voted “the best blooming town in the world”.

From the fourteenth century, it was licensed to export wool, since the merchants claimed that the town had been declared a free borough in Saxon times. This brought great wealth to Barnstaple, whose town centre still preserves a medieval layout and character. Later the town became an importer of Irish wool, but its harbour silted up, and it developed other industries, such as shipbuilding, foundries and sawmills. Its Victorian market survives, with its high glass and timber roof on iron columns. Barnstaple railway station is the terminus of a branch line from Exeter, known as the Tarka Line.

Barnstaple Hotel Addresses:

The Imperial Hotel

Taw Vale

Barnstaple

EX32 8NB

Tel: 01271 345861

The Park Hotel

1 Taw Vale

Barnstaple

EX32 9AE

Tel: 01271 372166

The Old Vicarage B & B

Barbican Terrace

Barnstaple

EX32 9HQ

Tel: 01271 328504

Brend Hotels

1a Taw Buildings, Taw Vale

Barnstaple

EX32 9AE

Tel: 0845 576 0760

The Royal and Fortescue Hotel

Boutport St

Barnstaple

EX31 1HG

Tel: 01271 342289

Yeo Dale Hotel

124 Pilton St

Barnstaple

EX31 1PG

Tel: 01271 342954

No2 Broadgate Bed and Breakfast

Broadgate, 2 Bellaire

Barnstaple

EX31 1QZ

Tel: 01271 373229

The Barnstaple Hotel

Braunton Rd

Barnstaple

EX31 1LE

Tel: 01271 376221

Premier Inn Barnstaple

Whiddon Dr

Barnstaple

EX32 8RY

Tel: 0871 527 8052