Barnstaple is North Devon's capital town, to which people come to work, to shop and to spend leisure time. Located around 10km from the awe-inspiring Atlantic Ocean, Barnstaple nestles on the edge of the Taw Estuary and River, which gives the town a real living, changing energy that comes from being a local hub and historic port.

As well as reflecting the traditions of local Devon, Barnstaple reflects a growing integration of UK culture with many people migrating here from different locations in the UK as a result of its well- known vibrance

Add to this mix, castles, bridges, industry, sport and retail and you have a learning paradise, where students are able to securely engage with the local area and the diversity it offers.