Perched on the banks of the River Torridge, the charming Georgian market town of Bideford is one of North Devon’s busier shopping hubs. As you wander its characterful alleyways, you’ll find high street favourites and one-off independents alongside a choice of arts and crafts boutiques at the quaint Pannier Market.
Historic ceramics, paintings and model ships are just some of the artefacts you’ll uncover at Burton Art Gallery, a local cultural hotspot that also features temporary exhibitions from talented local and international artists.
For action-packed adventures, the Big Sheep beckons! Just minutes from Bideford, this fun park has a rollercoaster, indoor soft play and go-karts. But it’s the animals that are the real attraction – ride ponies, hand-feed farmyard favourites and even bet on a sheep race!
More wildlife encounters await at Lundy Island. Known as Britain’s Galapagos, it’s wild, untouched and a haven for migrating birds. Catch a ferry here from Bideford during summer months.
Top Sights in Bideford
- Charming independent shops
- The Big Sheep
- Ferries to Lundy Island
- Pannier Market
- Burton Art Gallery
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