Bideford, England

Bideford is a small seaport in Devon, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Torridge, and has a population of 15,000 people (2012 estimate).

More on Bideford

Bideford dates back to at least the 13th century, when the Long Bridge across River Torridge was built. The bridge has 24 arches, all of different sizes. Bideford was where three women accused of witchcraft were hanged in 1682. It was the last ever hangings for witchcraft in England.

Bideford originally covers the west bank of the River Torridge. Over time, it has grown to cover the east bank, which is known as East-the-Water, an area once marshland.

Visiting Bideford

Take the M5 motorway to Exit 27, then head west on the A361 to Barnstaple, where it continues as the A39 to Bideford.

Sights & Attractions to visit in Bideford

  1. Long Bridge
    Landmark bridge across the River Torridge.

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