Devon Information
 Home | Site Map 
Search Devon Information
Welcome to Devon Information, a site designed to give you information about the businesses in Devon, and what is happening in the county.  


Click for location map (in pop up window)

  When Sir Richard Grenville fought the Spaniards off the Azores in 1591, his ship, Revenge, was crewed by Bideford men. At this time Bideford was a bustling port, a centre for shipbuilding and the export trade, especially for the cloth manufacturers of Devon. Until the late 18th century Bideford was still the foremost port in Devon. The quay is still there and is still busy as it is used by coasters, tourist vessels and boats from the continent. The town's narrow streets rise steeply from the quay. It is interesting to note that the town's bridge, across the river Torridge, has 24 arches and each is a different width, in total it spans 677 ft. and was built in 1460.
A walk from the Quay along the riverside will take the visitor to Appledore.
Two miles north of Bideford is the seaside resort of Westward Ho! Which was developed in the 1860's and so called because of the popularity of the novel of the same name written by Charles Kingsley. The long sandy beach here is one of the best in Devon.

List of businesses situated in or near Bideford

22 February 2020  13:24
© 2000-2020 Devon Information and Atonic