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Things to do in Bideford

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“This one time real sheep farm has diversified into a popular family attraction.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Outlet stores include M & S, Nike, etc. Also an Asda supermarket and petrol station. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Worth a visit to see which exhibitions are on. The cafe does great French food.. try the galettes”
  • 25 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small independent market shops, from a pottery through to holistic products - at the white room. Interesting to walk around this area. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of fun for children including an outdoor pool, suitable for young children. Close by to Burton Arts Centre and Cafe du Parc, superb French café. Combine a day out to please everyone.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Situated in the tranquil village of Abbotsham ,As its name suggests, the 15th Century stone building nestles under a thatched roof and was originally 3 stone cottages before being converted into a Public House. The interior of this ancient in is equally charming and full of character. Gleaming brassware adorn the walls and exposed beams, further complimenting the atmosphere. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“A walker's and cyclist's delight. Up to 180 miles to explore taking you through varied and very special places. Access to the Trail is close by.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“Hire a bike, trailer, tandem etc and head towards Instow or Torrington.. plenty of places to eat and drink along the way.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“This adventure centre in Bideford offers the most comprehensive range of outdoor activities in North Devon. Here you can experience coasteering, mountain boarding, mountain biking, high ropes, climbing walls, kayaking, water zorbing, surfing, laser tag and assault courses.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“We always make a beeline for this lovely cafe. Great food and a very friendly welcome. It is at the top of Bideford High Street, near to Bideford market.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great reasonably priced pizzeria with fabulous wood fired oven & lovely side salads. They have the option of Vegan cheese if you call ahead - a rare treat for vegans!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love this restaurant. Beautiful food. Chloe and josh have just been awarded the best fine dining experience in North Devon. Booking is a must. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This art gallery sits within Victoria Park. It has a French cafe, where you can sit outside for breakfast or lunch. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Great fun for kids! Lots to see and do, lots of baby animals, rides and beer tasting for the adults!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Only 5 minutes away, in old town. Open sundays, always busy. Does a fantastic lunch deal . ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Situated in the tranquil village of Abbotsham ,As its name suggests, the 15th Century stone building nestles under a thatched roof and was originally 3 stone cottages before being converted into a Public House. The interior of this ancient in is equally charming and full of character. Gleaming brassware adorn the walls and exposed beams, further complimenting the atmosphere. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great reasonably priced pizzeria with fabulous wood fired oven & lovely side salads. They have the option of Vegan cheese if you call ahead - a rare treat for vegans!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love this restaurant. Beautiful food. Chloe and josh have just been awarded the best fine dining experience in North Devon. Booking is a must. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Only 5 minutes away, in old town. Open sundays, always busy. Does a fantastic lunch deal . ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Very good Indian restaurant within easy walking distance. Delivery service available. Buffet nights Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Indian restaurant and takeaway much recommended by locals and visitors alike”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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