WELCOME TO BIDEFORD
Adventure awaits the whole family in & around Bideford
THINGS TO DO
In Bideford, you’ll find a range of attractions to keep you entertained, from the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, to the Ultimate Adventure Centre, and the BIG Sheep.
Take a stroll through Victoria Park, a picturesque green space located in the heart of the town, or visit the Northam Burrows Country Park, a stunning coastal park with plenty of trails to explore.
Bideford is home to a number of historic landmarks, including the 17th-century Long Bridge, the historic Pannier Market, and the historic St. Mary’s Chapel. And for those who love to shop, Bideford offers a range of independent boutiques, shops, and markets to explore.
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From the rich history you see everywhere to the best dog friendly pubs in Appledore. Which beaches are the best for kids, what to see and what not to miss. The best campsites and what to do on a rainy day. And all the annual festivals and events that happen here all year round.
Historic Landmarks and Cultural Heritage
Glimpses of the history of Bideford are everywhere. From the obvious long bridge to Burton art gallery & museum.
Natural Attractions and Outdoor Activities
Nature is everywhere here and North Devon has some of the best surfng Beach’s in the whole of the United Kingdom
Festivals, Events, and Community
There is always something going on in and around Bideford. From sinking carboard boats to food festivals.
Things to See & Do
We have every single thing you would want to see and do here in Bideford and the surrounding area
Where to Stay
From campsites to glamping, to huge stately homes to bed and breakfasts.
Learn everything about the neighbouring towns, villages, beaches & things to do
Dog Friendly Pubs
Paws & Pints. Our ultimate guides to dog friendly pubs in Bideford and the surrounging areas.
Dog Friendly Cafes
Dogs might not love coffee, but they love a great cafe. Here are guides for local dog friendly cafes.
Surfing in North Devon
Learn everything about the neighbouring towns, villages, beaches & things to do
WHERE TO STAY
Whether you’re looking for a cosy bed and breakfast, a luxurious hotel, or a spacious holiday home, Bideford has something for everyone.
With its stunning coastline, charming countryside, and bustling town centre, you’re sure to find the perfect place to call home during your stay in Bideford. In this section, we’ll guide you through some of the best places to stay in Bideford, each offering its own unique features and character.
Whether you’re travelling solo, with family, or with friends, you’ll find a comfortable and welcoming accommodation to suit your needs. So, pack your bags and get ready to experience all that Bideford has to offer!
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Adventures for All the Family
We have all the bets places to stay, from cottages to campsites. Plus everything to do for families, couples and dog owners to maximise your stay here in Bideford.
For those looking for a true home-away-from-home experience, cottages in Bideford are a perfect choice.
With a wide range of sizes, styles and locations available, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, cottages offer the perfect blend of comfort, privacy and convenience. They are often set in peaceful locations, surrounded by stunning scenery and local attractions, giving you the perfect base from which to explore Bideford and the surrounding area.
If you’re looking for a more urban escape, apartments in Bideford offer a convenient place to stay.
Located around Bideford, you’ll be close to all the local amenities, attractions, and shopping area. With modern facilities, comfortable furnishings, and a range of sizes and styles, apartments are the perfect choice for those who want the freedom and flexibility of self-catering accommodation.
B&Bs in Bideford
For a more personal touch, bed and breakfasts in Bideford offer a warm and welcoming place to stay.
With a range of sizes and styles available and over 50 in the Bideford area, you’ll be able to find the perfect B&B to suit your needs.
From charming country cottages to townhouses, B&Bs in Bideford offer a range of options for those seeking a comfortable and affordable place to stay. B&B’s with a focus on personal service, you can expect a warm welcome and a comfortable stay and a delicious breakfast to start your day.
Hotels in Bideford
For a more traditional holiday experience, hotels in Bideford offer a range of options for those looking for comfort, convenience and style.
With a range of sizes and styles available, from small boutique hotels to larger chain hotels such as Premier Inn or Travelodge and over 80 hotels in the Bideford area, you’ll be able to find the perfect place to stay.
With comfortable rooms, modern facilities, and a range of dining options, hotels around Bideford offer a comfortable and convenient option for your holiday.
Lodges in Bideford
For those looking for a more rustic escape, lodges in Bideford offer a unique and charming place to stay.
With a range of sizes and styles available, from cosy log cabins to spacious lodges, you’ll be able to find the perfect place to stay. With comfortable furnishings, modern facilities, hot tubs and stunning locations, lodges in Bideford offer a unique and memorable holiday experience.
Campsites & Caravan Parks in Bideford
For those looking for a more adventurous holiday, campsites and caravan parks Bideford offer a range of options for those seeking a back-to-nature experience.
With a range of sizes and styles available, from basic camping grounds to luxury caravan parks, you’ll find one that suits you and your families budget. There are over 70 campsites within a 15-mile radius of Bideford, and more than 30 are even closer.
Inspiration for Your Stay in Bideford
Take a break from daily life and find inspiration for your stay in Bideford. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure-packed family holiday, Bideford has something to offer.
With its stunning coastline, charming countryside, and rich history, this North Devon town is the perfect destination for those seeking peace and relaxation.
From cosy cottages to luxury hotels, there’s an accommodation option to suit every taste and budget. If you’re looking for ideas to pamper yourself, we have you covered in our guides.
Things to Do in Bideford
The local area is packed full of things to do, no matter what your interests.
Take a walk along the historic quay, explore the nearby beaches, and take a stroll through the Northam Burrows Country Park or the famous Tarka Trail or the beautiful Westward Ho! beach, and the lovely Clovelly village.
Bideford is home to the historic St Anne’s Chapel and the Pannier Market. Bideford also offers plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment, with a range of independent shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants. And so much more just a stone-throw away. View all the things to do in Bideford here.
Itineraries for Bideford
Bideford is a town that’s perfect for those who love to explore and is the perfect base for your adventures.
Whether you’re here for a day trip or a longer stay, there are plenty of itineraries for Bideford to choose from. Take a walk along the Tarka Trail, visit the historic St Anne’s Chapel, or explore the Northam Burrows Country Park.
For those interested in history, visit the Bideford Heritage Centre, or take a trip to the nearby Clovelly village. For a fun-filled day out, visit The BIG Sheep family attraction, or take a trip to any of the nearby beaches.
Beaches Near Bideford
Want a list? Westward Ho!, Instow Beach, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay & Putsborough Sands.
We’ve been to them all. Each offers a unique experience. If surfing is your thing, four of these are renowned for their surf and if the weather gets too bad (or you’ve just had enough) or you just want to leave the “the boys” in the sea, there is always a cafe close by to hide in and relax in.
The 3 nice amazing things about the beaches around Bideford are… They’re all sandy, the sea is generally shallow and dogs are allowed on most of them. Bucket & spades at the ready!
The History of Bideford
Bideford is a town with a rich and fascinating history. Founded as a port in the 13th century, the town has been an important trading centre for centuries. With its thriving trade, Bideford became one of the largest and most prosperous towns in North Devon.
Today, the town is home to a range of historic buildings, including St Anne’s Chapel, the Pannier Market, and the historic quay. For those interested in the town’s history, the Bideford Heritage Centre is a must-visit, offering a fascinating insight into the town’s past. Explore Bidefords history here.
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