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Travelling & Staying

Sunset on Motorway

Getting Here

By Road: On the M5, Junction 27, head towards Barnstaple on the A361.  At Barnstaple follow signs for Bideford A39. Take the third exit at the roundabout after the Torridge Bridge, then follow the signs for Appledore (right turn: A386).

From South Devon: Take the A386 or A38/A377 follow signs to Bideford, then Appledore

From Cornwall: Take the A39 or A30/A386 follow signs to Bideford, then Appledore

Public Transport

By Rail:  Take the Tarka line link from Exeter St. David’s or Exeter Central to Barnstaple.

By Bus:  A bus daily service runs from Barnstaple and Bideford to Appledore.

Taxi: There are several local reputable taxi firms in the local area.  Visit Discover App for more details.

Accessible Public Transport


There is plentiful accommodation in Appledore and the nearby towns of Bideford, Northam, Westward Ho! and Instow; comprising a variety of hotels, cottages, bed & breakfasts and AirBnBs. Appledore is a small village that fills up fast for the Festival period.

See Visit Devon and Discover Bideford for more information

Where to Eat & Drink

There are many wonderful places to eat in Appledore

& the surrounding areas ...


The Quay

The Coffee Cabin

Hockings Ice Cream

John’s of Appledore

The Seagate

Irsha Street

The Beaver Inn

The Royal George


Market Street

Market Street Kitchen

The Yard

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Plaice

Meeting Street

The Champ

Sylvester’s Fish & Chips


The Farmer's Arms

Woolsery Fish & Chips

We recommend that you book in advance

to avoid disappointment

A chef preparing food


Car Parks in Appledore:


  • Churchfields, Long Stay Car Park, EX39 1RL

  • West Appledore, Long Stay Car Park, EX39 1RT

  • Odun Road, Long Stay Car Park, EX39 1PT

Tourist permits can be purchased from Torridge District Council for £40 per week.

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