Located in Devon, Bideford is situated on the River Torridge. The river is spanned by the Long Bridge, which dates back to the 13th century. The bridge features two dozen arches of different sizes. During the 16th century Bideford was the third largest port in Britain. Several roads as well as a hill have been named after Sir Walter Raleigh as a result of a rumor that he landed the first shipment of tobacco in Bideford. Visitors to Bideford will find numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options in the immediate area. There are also numerous accommodation options as well.
A soothing experience of port can fully be enjoyed by visiting Bideford, a port town right next to River Torridge. Locating a port town in England is a great charm in its own. It is common in the UK for the cities to have small streets and smart shops and this town maintains this decorum. As the river lies almost in the centre of the town so it becomes a de facto centre of activities related to the river. All around the year tourist gather to explore the region and enjoy their stay here. There is a lovely theme park which hosts all the amazing events for the whole family so it is suggested that you should not miss The Milky Way.
There are several attached villages which are worth visiting and Clovelly ranks high above. The village has gone through some administrative development and now proudly owns its handy visitor center, and the most exciting part is that you can enjoy a ride of land rover!
You can enjoy many attractions that are just few minute car drive away from the town. Take for instance Appledore. It is an amazing fishing resort which gives you plenty of magnificent views of the River Torridge. Travel through the town and you will feel like travelling back in history as the small streets and cottages are so well preserved. Streets dating back to many centuries are surely going to double the pleasure of fishing. Don't forget to take the nets and other equipments that are easily accessible all across the town.