Bideford is a fantastic old historical port town located in North Devon, which is situated in the South of England. The town dates as far back as 1272 as a charter was obtained to build the town by Richard V de Grenville from King Henry III of England. When staying in this historically important town make sure to stay at any of the amazing Bideford B&B. Bideford has so much going for it in terms of things to do and see, so when you come here on holiday you will never be short of things to do in the town as well as in the surrounding area.
Bideford has its own museum and art gallery that is highly recommended for people to visit when in town. When you are staying at one of the amazing Bideford B&B's you will never be far from fabulous things to do such as the museum. The Burton at Bideford has been in town for over 65 years and it was founded by a local citizen Thomas Burton. There are amazing exhibits for you to peruse, they also have a café so you are able to get a nice cup of tea or coffee, you could also hire a workshop if you wanted to.
If you are a fan of historical landmarks then you need to pay a visit to Chudleigh Fort which is only a 15-minute walk from the town centre. That means when you stay in a Bideford B&B you will never be too far away from being able to visit this historical site. The fort was originally built in 1642 to be used for defensive purposes during the English Civil War, then in the middle of the 19th century, the walls were reconstructed so the site could be used to take advantage of the scenic views. The site in Bideford was granted the status of a Grade II listed building in 1949.
Another cultural touchstone in Bideford has to be the old Steamship Freshspring, the site is run by a non-profit organisation with the aim of fully restoring the old steamship. Bideford B&B's are the best choice when looking for somewhere to stay in Bideford while still being able to enjoy all the local attractions. The trust's plan is to eventually have the ship be restored to the point where it can carry passengers while moving on the water, at the moment though you are able to go onboard and have a look around this old ship. The trust also regularly brings school trips on board so they are able to learn more about this piece of Devonshire history.
If you are looking for somewhere to go on holiday then you have found it, Bideford is an old but incredibly interesting town is home to so much that you can see and do, whether you are travelling solo or you are bringing the family to visit and stay at an amazing Bideford B&B. When you do visit you will be wishing that you had come sooner, it really is that great here. Book a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern life today.
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This page was last updated on 26 June, 2022.