• Quaint quayside village
  • White washed cottages
  • Art Galleries and Craft shops

Appledore is a quaint quayside village close to the market towns of Bideford and Barnstaple on the north coast of Devon.

Appledore is a maze of narrow streets with some of its white washed fisherman’s cottages dating back to Elizabethan times. It is famous for its boat building and the privately owned shipyard is still active today. There are a number of excellent shops, art galleries, pubs and guesthouses in Appledore which is also home to its famous Hockings Ice Cream, sold only from their own vans and only in north Devon.

For places to stay in Devon, as a base from which to visit Appledore and the surrounding area, please see: Country House Hotels in Devon , Coastal Hotels in Devon , Spa Hotels in Devon , Bed & Breakfasts in Devon or Self-Catering Cottages in Devon

Appledore is all about the simple pleasures – from crabbing on the quay to sitting on a bench and watching the world go by or looking across to Instow with your Hockings ice cream. The River Torridge runs alongside Appledore and from the quay you can take a fishing trip or walk out on the coastal footpath to Bideford or Westwood Ho!

Appledore is full of history with a smugglers tunnel, watchtowers, lookouts, a Captain’s house and a maritime museum to help visitors to discover the maritime connection for themselves.

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