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Bideford is a thriving market town with modern amenities and a strong maritime look to it including a very attractive Quay front and medieval long bridge over the River Torridge.

There are lots of smaller towns and villages within easy reach of Bideford, along with a variety of tourist attractions. So not only can you enjoy a great day in Bideford, but also further a field across the whole of North Devon, North Cornwall and West Somerset.

Clovelly - Just out on the A39, 9 miles beyond Bideford, is the quaint and unique town of Clovelly. The village is traffic free and the main street, known very simply as 'up-a-long' and 'down-a-long', tumbles its cobbled way down 400ft of solid rock to the tiny harbour and lifeboat station, both protected by an ancient stone breakwater. It is a descent through flower-strewn cottages broken only by tempting little passageways and tiny winding lanes that lead off to the left and right and offer the prospect of discovering more peaceful, picturesque treasures of Clovelly.

Lynton & Lynmouth – on the North coast, Lynton & Lynmouth are two small villages link by the Cliff Railway. The facilities in the villages include its comfortable accommodation, shops, restaurants, bowling green and tennis courts. Lynton is the perfect centre for a walking holiday. There are plenty of short walks, medium length walks and Lynton is on the South West Coast Path for the most adventurous. In this unique area can be found not only fine game fishing for salmon and sea trout but good coarse fishing and, on the coast, excellent sea fishing.

In Barnstaple you can spend time visiting the Ten Pin bowling alley, Let’s Go Superbowl, on Braunton Road, heading out of town on the A361 towards Braunton. Other indoor options include the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, situated on the Square in Barnstaple or the Heritage centre situated on the Strand. How about something a little more energetic? Visit Laser Adventure at Playtime Adventure, situated near Barum Gate at Whiddon Valley. They have lightweight Laser Guns for the whole family to have fun.

Broomhill Art Hotel & Gardens, Tel: 01271 850262
Burton Art Gallery & Msm, Tel: 01237 471455
Castle Hill, Filleigh, Barnstaple, Tel: 01598 760 336
Clovelly Court Garden, , Clovelly Tel: 01237 431
Clovelly Village Visitor Centre, Tel: 01237 431781
Cobbaton Combat Collection, Tel: 01769 540740
Cheristow Lavender, C Lavender Farm, Tel: 01237 440078
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, Tel: 01271 882486
Dartington Crystal, Dartington Crystal, Tel: 01805 626242
Docton Mill Gardens, Spekes Valley, Tel: 01237 441369
Dovetails Gallery, 60 High Street, Tel: 01271 864769
Dragon Archery Centre, Westcott Tel: 0800 0372466
Eggesford Forest, Eggesford, Tel: 01409 221 692
Eggesford Garden & Country Centre, Tel: 01769 580250
Exmoor Brass Rubbing Centre, Tel: 01598 752529
Exmoor Zoo Park, South Stowford Tel: 01598 763352
Gnome Reserve, West Putford, Tel: 01409 241435
Halsdon Wood, Great Torrington, OTel: 01392 279244
Hartland Abbey & Gardens, Hartland, Tel: 01237 441264
Hartland Peninsula, Hartland, Tel: 01237 431504
Hartland Pottery, Hartland, Nr Bideford, Tel: 01237 441693
Heddon Hall Gardens, Parracombe, Tel: 01598 763541
Holsworthy Community Woods, Tel: 01409 221692
Ilfracombe Aquarium, Ilfracombe Tel: 01271 864533
Lundy Island, The Quay, Bideford, Tel: 01271 863636
Marwood Hill Gardens, Marwood Hill, Tel: 01271 342528
Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Tel: 01237 431255
Plough Arts Centre (The), 9-11 Fore St, Tel: 01805 624624
Queens Theatre, Boutport Street, Tel: 01271 324242
Quince Honey Farm, North Road, Tel: 01769 572401
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Rosemoor, Tel: 01805 624067
Tarka Cruises, 20 Market Street, Tel: 01237 476 191
Tarka Garden Tours, Barleycott Tel: 01271 375002
Tarka Line (The), D & C Rail Pnership, Tel: 01752 233094
Torrington 1646, Castle Hill South St, Tel: 01805 626146
Tropiquaria, Washford Cross, WTel: 01984 640 688
Tunnels Beaches, Bath Place, Tel: 01271 879123
Watermouth Castle, Ilfracombe, Tel: 01271 867474
Westcountry Nurseries, Donkey Meadow, Tel: 01237 431111