Bideford

BOOK BIDEFORD HOTELS

Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Rather interesting Bideford facts

Click for places to stay in Bideford | Today's best rates | Send in your views of Bideford | Read visitor reports

Did you know that the last witches to be hanged in Britain were three women from Bideford in Devon? They were tried and executed as late as 1682, the case against them including such incontestable evidence as a tabby cat taken to be the devil entering a shop owned by a witness; and a magpie alighting at the window of one of the accused. Bang to rights then. They were tried on August 19 1682, and hanged outside Exeter six days later.

If you like this, Share it

Famous Bideford people:

John Nott

More famous Britons here

Brit Quote:
Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death. - Desmond Morris
More Quotes

On this day:
Florence Nightingale presented with the Order of Merit - 1907, Bomb Kills 166 in Liverpool Air-Raid Shelter - 1940, Glasgow Gas Blast - 1985, Leveson Report Published - 2012
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages