The ‘little white town’ is well worth a day visit
Bideford, known locally as ‘The little white town’ is an attractive town on the west bank of the River Torridge, where the river begins to widen to form the estuary. The old road has a lovely bridge crossing the Torridge, linking the town of Bideford to its neighbouring village East the Water. The bridge features in the town’s Heritage Trail which takes you on a guided, historical tour of the town.
Bideford is a bustling market town with cafes, arts and crafts shops, vintage and antique shops and plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs for refreshment. At the north end of the town is a Bicclescombe Park, which is a Victorian park with an excellent children’s play area, sports facilities, skate-park, outdoor paddling pool and cafe. Opposite the park is a permanently moored boat that has been converted into a cafe.