Barnstaple Long Bridge

Barnstaple Long Bridge is a historic landmark spanning the River Taw in Barnstaple, England, connecting the town’s two sides with its distinctive arches and providing a delightful view of the surrounding landscape.

Barnstaple Long Bridge

Barnstaple Long Bridge is located at the River Taw near Sticklepath, Barnstaple in Devon in the United Kingdom

It is an iconic feature of the local landscape, having served as a vital crossing point over the river since its construction in the mid-1800s

The bridge boasts an impressive 12 arches, constructed from local stone and spanning over 200 feet

This impressive structure has withstood the test of time, having provided years of safe passage for locals and visitors alike over the River Taw

It is a great destination for those interested in local history, architecture and countryside walks, offering stunning views and traversing one of Devon’s oldest bridges


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Barnstaple Long Bridge
Barnstaple Long Bridge

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Address: River Taw, Long Bridge, Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 1EU, UK

Mo A avatarMo A
2 years ago
Originally built in the 13th century and was no more than 10 feet wide. Been widened about 3 times now to accommodate modern size vehicles. Now been replaced by the Taw Bridge which takes vehicles away from the main centre of Barnstaple along the bypass. Nice to have a stroll over in the evening and enjoy a peaceful walk along the river.
anthony M avataranthony M
6 months ago
It's a bridge! It's an old bridge entering Barnstaple, very busy but historic. If you have time to look at the structure and look at the history you will find it very interesting
Bobby Dex avatarBobby Dex
7 months ago
It's near the museum. Good views
Masha Tymchenko avatarMasha Tymchenko
a year ago
Nice to enjoy a peaceful walk along the river.
ronald giles avatarronald giles
5 years ago
Lovely scenery very historical area worth a long weekend
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The address for Barnstaple Long Bridge we have is: River Taw, Long Bridge, Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 1EU, UK. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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