How to spend 24 hours in Bideford

The iconic and ancient Bideford Long Bridge built in the 13th century joing the east and west parts

The iconic and ancient Bideford Long Bridge built in the 13th century joing the east and west parts of Bideford. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Bideford is an attractive town on the west bank of the River Torridge, where the river begins to widen to form the estuary. It’s also a must visit!


The Ultimate Adventure Centre

This thrilling site offers a huge range of outdoor activities including coasteering, archery and the ultimate assault course, plus holiday clubs and camping stays.

The Big Sheep

The ideal place for a family day out, the Big Sheep offers attractions suitable for all ages, with theme park rides, the Ewetopia indoor playground, the Ewston Station train ride and an animal barn, where you can visit the sheep.

The Burton at Bideford

Established in 1951, The Burton at Bideford continues to inspire and innovate the community with fascinating exhibitions and exciting activities for kids as well as academic research for artists.


The Royal Hotel

This award-winning 17th century hotel is a stunning location for a relaxing country break and a base from which to explore the local sights. Be sure to dine in the opulent Regency Restaurant to enjoy an indulgent meal.

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Moreton House

What started as a personal renovation project of this stunning country house and its five acre grounds has now become a local heritage site, which offers venue hire and accommodation in four exquisite apartments.

Bideford Bay

British Travel Award winners Parkdean Resorts is known for creating amazing memories. With stunning views, pools and family entertainment close to the beach, Bideford Bay is the ideal holiday location for the whole family.


The Pier House

Uniquely set on the cliff edge by Westward Ho! Beach, with beautiful vistas, this seafood bistro and bar is the perfect location for special occasions and wedding parties. The Pier House has something for every taste.

The Thatched Inn

This picturesque historical village pub is located in Abbotsham and dates back 400 years. The inn serves up delicious homemade dishes inspired by seasonal local produce; with everything from light bites to pub classics.

The Quay Inn

Situated by the Quay in Instow, with spectacular views, this cosy pub welcomes muddy boots and dogs and its award-winning chefs serve up an amalgam of British pub classics and fresh local fish and seafood daily.


Johns of Instow and Appledore

The award-winning Johns stores offer a plethora of delicious local produce from the Deli and artisanally-crafted foods and drinks, plus the cafés serve up delicious dishes and homemade

Affinity of Devon

With outlets for fashion, home and beauty brands including Nike, Gap, Jaeger, Denby, Clarks, and The Fragrance Shop. plus well-loved eateries, Affinity offers a stress-free shopping experience on a

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