Ilfracombe has been recorded as the second warmest town in England. This not only means that summers tend to be warmer than the rest of the mainland, but also that winter is also much warmer and more pleasant. The seasons of spring and autumn are particularly temperate due to the warming affect of the prevailing south-westerly airstreams. This makes Ilfracombe a good bet for a weekend away or short break. Frost and snow are rare in the Ilfracombe area during the winter, but catch the higher elevation of the Exmoor National Park after a winter snow shower, and the breathtaking scenes will leave you speechless - especially if you catch a glimpse of deer herds on the moors.

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