Bideford

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Bideford once an ancient trading port and seaside market town, is situated on the banks of the Torridge Estuary which is spanned by the twenty-four arches of Bideford Bridge dating from the 15th century.
Bideford has a maritime look and an attractive quay - take a pleasure cruise aboard M.S. Oldenburg to Lundy where you marvel at Lundy Islands natural beauty. Lundy is packed with wildlife and has a great selection of nesting sea birds. Children love the Milky Way and Big Sheep.
Clovelly is exceptionally pretty village, cycle on the Tarka Trail, spend a day in Rosemoor gardens and dont miss Docton Mill. Look for gifts in north Devon's Atlantic Shopping Village.

Lundy

A magical and beautiful Island just off the North Devon coast. Stay on Lundy - escape from the 21st Century to a slower pace of life. The Landmark Trust offers all types of self-catering accommodation to let on the island - a late Georgian mansion - lighthouse - castle or a campsite. Lundy has its own good food pub.
The Landmark Trust

Barnstaple

North Devon’s commercial centre - an excellent shopping town - renowned for its world beating floral displays from June to September. Locally produced food and goods are found at the Victorian Pannier Market held every Friday - see the nearby “Butchers Row” full of arts and craft - or visit the Queen Anne’s Heritage Centre.

Places to visit -

  • The Green Lanes Shopping Centre
  • Broomhill Sculpture Gardens
  • Marwood Hill Gardens
  • Arlington Court
  • Watermouth Castle
  • UK award- winning beaches.

Westward Ho!

Has an interesting long pebble ridge turning into a golden crescent of sand with a man made rock pool keeping children amused for hours at low tide. Nearby is 600 acres of sand dunes - Notham Burrows Country Park and Westward Hoe! is home to England’s oldest links golf course The Royal North Devon.

Instow

Instow sits at the head of the Taw estuary - many hotels - waterside pubs - a picturesque cricket ground - and a yacht club. The sandy beach at Instow looks out over the water to Appledore.
Places to visit -
Historic Tapley Court - a superb country house with lovely gardens tumbling right down to the coast.

Appledore

A quaint fishing village set on a hillside criss-crossed by narrow cobbled lanes opening out on an attractive quay - where you can go sea fishing or enjoy a cruise run by Tarka Cruises. Appledore is a thriving port with a large shipbuilders.
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