Famously known as the “Little White Town” derived from the 1855 novel of Charles Kingsley, Bideford is a bustling port town with plentiful shops, traditional pubs, restaurants and cafés where you can savour delicious Devon Cream tea. This thriving town has an extraordinary history just waiting to be explored by tourists who enjoy coach holidays to Bideford. Situated in North Devon, South-West England, this prosperous town has been well known worldwide for its trade and shipping facilities since the 18th Century. Yet it’s history dates back to the 17th Century when the last three witches to be hung happened to be three residents from Bideford. History is not all that’s waiting to be discovered here in Bideford; one famous award-winning attraction is The Big Sheep, come rain or shine, this family attraction is ready to provide a day full of amusement and memories. Jam-packed with rides, animals, indoor play and events – there is something for everyone. For pure tranquillity and wonderful wildlife, you need to make a stop at Lundy Island, located off the coast of Devon; it is the perfect place to switch off and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Relish in the great outdoors and visit Westward Ho Beach, with miles of golden sandy beach, rock pools, water sport opportunities and plenty of cafes, it is the perfect British beach for all to enjoy.
A short distance away from Bideford, you will find Clovelly, an ancient picturesque fishing village. Once owned by the Queen of England in the Elizabethan days, it is still privately owned which has helped to preserve its character. As it is privately owned, there is a small admission fee. You won’t find vehicles in Clovelly, with a steep pedestrianised cobbled main street, donkeys and sledges are used to help with transportation. Clovelly is a unique village like no other.
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