Bideford

A historic harbour town packed with independent shops, local produce and a great riverside quay

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Make Bideford your base and you’ll have the best in pubs, music and restaurants to satisfy every palate. Visit the historic Pannier Market or wander through the traffic free lanes, and you’ll find Bideford is the perfect place for a spot of retail therapy. The lanes are lined with quirky little shops packed with all manner of interesting items, and when it’s time for a break you can stop at one of the many pavement cafes for a coffee and a pastry. If you fancy a spot of brand name shopping head out of town to the Atlantic Village outlet for bargains galore.

 

Stroll along the quay and admire the expansive waterfront, or take a stroll around the fortnightly farmers' market. For cyclists and walkers, there is the Tarka Trail, free of traffic to explore the lovely local scenery. Victoria Park boasts a wonderful children’s play area and free splash pool which is popular on sunny days.

 

A ferry operates between Bideford Quay and Lundy Island, which lies about 22 miles (35 km) away in the Bristol Channel. The same ship, the MS Oldenburg, also provides evening cruises from Bideford along the River Torridge.

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Make Bideford your base and you’ll have the best in pubs, music and restaurants to satisfy every palate. Visit the historic Pannier Market or wander through the traffic free lanes, and you’ll find Bideford is the perfect place for a spot of retail therapy. The lanes are lined with quirky little shops packed with all manner of interesting items, and when it’s time for a break you can stop at one of the many pavement cafes for a coffee and a pastry. If you fancy a spot of brand name shopping head out of town to the Atlantic Village outlet for bargains galore.

 

Stroll along the quay and admire the expansive waterfront, or take a stroll around the fortnightly farmers' market. For cyclists and walkers, there is the Tarka Trail, free of traffic to explore the lovely local scenery. Victoria Park boasts a wonderful children’s play area and free splash pool which is popular on sunny days.

 

A ferry operates between Bideford Quay and Lundy Island, which lies about 22 miles (35 km) away in the Bristol Channel. The same ship, the MS Oldenburg, also provides evening cruises from Bideford along the River Torridge.