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County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01237 | code search
Postcode: EX39 | code search
Population: 14600
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Bideford History
Birthplace of:
John Nott
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maidís Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devilís Stone

Bideford Events

February
Snowdrop & Wildflower Weekend

March
Daffodil Day
EASTER EGGING at Hartland Abbey

April
Bluebell Sundays

May
Hartland Hartbreak Charity Run

August
Bideford Folk Festival
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Latest reviews

Durrant House Hotel
"I tried to book myself in, as I was used to do, and encouraged to come as a regular visitor to Bideford, in my own room no. 222, but tried ..." More

Tantons Hotel
"This is a very poor hotel. Heres why This is not a 3 star hotel No parking Dirty Rooms Light fittings hanging from walls in room Mould in bathroom Poor lighting Whole hotel smells Hotel in dis repair Breakfast ..." More

Durrant House Hotel
"Good Points: all very good Bad Points: nil at this hotel General review: very nice hotel and all staff were very helpful

Date visited: 2009-11-21 ..." More

Bideford Reviews (35)

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Lovely surroundings but never again! We recently attended our friends wedding ...More

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Bideford is an attractive town in North Devon on the West bank of Torridge river where it widens to form the estuary. The river is forded by a fine arched stone bridge built in 1535 to replace a wooden one constructed around 1300. In the 1500ís Bideford was Britainís third largest port and takes its name from ďBy-the-fordĒ. Known for its shopping, the town holds weekly produce and craft markets. It also has some excellent antique shops. Known locally as drangs, the narrow backstreets and alleyways winding up from the quay and river hide no end of treasure to be sought out by seasoned shoppers. From the quay, take a boat trip to Lundy Island about 12 miles away in the Bristol Channel. Scattered around Bideford are some charming villages offering many fascinations to be discovered. And for exploring more of what nature has to offer, not too far away is the start of the Tarka Trail and the beautiful Exmoor National Park. And if art and antiquities are your thing, Bideford has its very own art gallery and museum, located on Kingsley Road. The building houses exhibition spaces, museum, craft gallery, workshop, lecture area, gift shop and coffee shop.

Accountant

Glover Stanbury & Co
Hannam Gillbanks & Associates
R T Marke & Co Ltd

Attraction

Bideford Railway Heritage Centre
Big Sheep
Burton Art Gallery and Museum
Clovelly Village
Docton Mill and Gardens
Hartland Abbey
Hartland Quay Museum
Lundy Island
Northam Burrows Country Park
Tapeley Park

Classes

Dance - The Sarah Anne Westcott School of Dancing

Club

Caesars Palace

Conference Centre

The Hallsannery Centre

Cottage

Bramling
Cheristow Farmhouse
Classic Cottages
Cob Cottage at Winscott Barton Barns

East Goldworthy Cottage
Farm & Cottage Holidays
Foxglove
Granary Cottage at Northway
Harvesters
Hawthorn
Jasmine
Lundy Island
The Buttery
The Mews
The Stable
Tranquillity Cottage
Tumbledown Cottage

Council

Torridge District Council

Dentist

Bideford Dental Practice
Mr C R Ryan
Pollyfield Dental Centre
Quay Dental Practice

Doctor

Betts JB
Brummitt PJ

Cracknell MM
Moore AP

Estate Agent

Bond Oxborough Phillips
Brian Sims
Malone Tim & Co
Scammell Adamson
Seldon Ward & Nuttall
Webbers Property Services

Golf Club

Royal North Devon Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Lenwood Country Club

Holiday Park

Bideford Bay Holiday Park

Inn

Anchor Inn
Hoops Inn & Country Hotel
The West Country Inn

Market

Bideford Pannier Market
Football Ground Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Anchor Inn
Barton Inn
Swan Inn
Talbot Inn

Tavern In The Port
White Hart

Restaurant

Country Cousins
Lathwells
Memories
Riversford Hotel
Yeoldon House Hotel

School

Edgehill College
Grenville College

Self-Catering

Cheristow Farmhouse
Classic Cottages
Cob Cottage at Winscott Barton Barns
Farm & Cottage Holidays
Lundy Island

Solicitor

Brewer Harding & Rowe
Seldon Ward & Nuttall

Taxi

All Area Taxis
Bideford Cars
Brians Taxis
Central Taxis

Quay Cars
Scotts Taxis

Tour Guide

Experience Devon

Vet

Locke & Preston Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Bideford Bombers BMX (Cycling)
Grenville College Judo Club (Martial Arts)
North Devon CC (Cricket)

Shops

Blooms
Nickleby Nicholas
Secret Garden
Boots
Devon Cheese
Purrfect Pets
Barking Mad
Marshford Organic Foods
Body & Mind Shop Ltd
Whittard of Chelsea
Arnolds Pharmacy
D B Hughes
Taylor Bros

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Melka
Evans
Burton Gallery & Museum
Gallerie Marin
Praxis Gallery
Studio 2
Waterside Gallery
Mountain Warehouse
Thorntons
Peter Kirk
Horwood Organics
Professional Cookware
Superdrug
Lloyds Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Schooners
Vinnies
Burgess Farm Butchers
Specsavers
Dragonfly Natural Family Care
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Orchadia Hats
Second Nature Electrolysis & Beauty Clinic
S.S. Flooring
Tricia Jerome
Littlejohns Fireside Collection
Kudos
Westward Trading

Antiques

Old Bridge Antique Centre
Mill St Antiques & Interiors
Harbour Antiques

Activities

Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre(Adventure)
Bideford Bicycle Hire(Cycling)
Bideford Bombers BMX(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Bideford

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Tantons Hotel (0.20 miles)

Tantons Hotel

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In the centre of historic Bideford, at the heart of North Devon, this privately owned and managed hotel looks out over the River Torridge, opposite the ancient bridge. Next to the town ... More

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Royal Hotel (0.22 miles)

Royal Hotel

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The Royal Hotel overlooks ancient Bideford Bridge and the River Torridge and is a good base for exploring the countryside of Tarka the Otter and the streets of Clovelly. Within an ... More

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Classic Cottages (0.41 miles)

Classic Cottages
Just what you want in a seaside village - whitewashed cottages, higgledy-piggledy narrow lanes, a quaint harbour and plenty of cosy pubs and cafes to linger in ... More
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Orchard Hill Hotel (0.58 miles)

Orchard Hill Hotel
Set in an elegant Georgian building with an on-site bar, Orchard Hill Hotel overlooks the River Torridge and has free Wi-Fi access. Free private parking is available and the seaside village of Westward Ho! with ... More | visit website
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Riversford Hotel (0.85 miles)

Riversford Hotel
Riversford is a beautifully situated hotel overlooking the River Torridge. All en-suite bedrooms are individually designed,four poster rooms,family rooms and suites are all available Our award winning Riverview restaurant specialises in freshly,sourced local produce and locally caught ... More | visit website
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Riverside Cottage (0.89 miles)

Riverside Cottage
Riverside Cottage is 1 mile from the ancient port & market town of Bideford straddling the River Torridge is nearby & offers a good range of local facilities. The spectacular North Devon coast is never ... More | visit website
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Durrant House Hotel (1.01 miles)

Durrant House Hotel

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Now under new ownership It is our aim to provide you with the highest standard of personal service, comfort and cuisine. You are well placed to explore one of the most ... More

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Yeoldon House Hotel (1.02 miles)

Yeoldon House Hotel
Yeoldon House, an elegant Victorian 'gentleman's residence' now tastefully converted to a delightfully welcoming and relaxing 'country-house' hotel, lies at the end of a private drive, down the gentle side of the Torridge valley. Swing ... More | visit website
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Weach Barton Granary (1.40 miles)

Weach Barton Granary

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Just 2 miles from Instow's sandy beach and enjoying panoramic countryside views, this unusual little property, built on original granary stilts, is set on a child friendly ... More

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Village Inn (2.02 miles)

Village Inn

The Village Inn & Pub in Westward Ho! Devon, is traditional & family run, providing bed and breakfast. One of the finest pubs and inns in Westward Ho! Devon. With a fine reputation for home ... More | visit website

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