{"LocationDetails":{"Id":587,"Name":"Appledore","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Appledore holiday cottages \u0026amp; apartments\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCharles Kingsley described Appledore as \u0026ldquo;a little white fishing village\u0026rdquo;, and it sits right at the mouth of the Torridge and Taw estuary. That means long fish dinners in restaurants with views across the water, a varied maritime history to discover and plenty of long shoreside walks during a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAppledore\u0026rsquo;s cobbled streets are lined with brightly coloured cottages that reflect the village\u0026rsquo;s laidback atmosphere, and as it\u0026rsquo;s just 3 miles from Bideford it\u0026rsquo;s still close enough to the area\u0026rsquo;s family attractions to make days out with the kids easy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Appledore\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAppledore is an exceptional area for things to do. One of the big events is the Appledore Book Festival. Taking place from the end of September until the beginning of October, Appledore is the perfect picturesque place to hold this charming literary event. Welcoming successful writers and speakers, the programme includes book readings, live workshops and film nights.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn a seaside town, there\u0026rsquo;s bound to be something on the water and Appledore is no different. At the beginning of August, the Appledore and Instow Regatta takes place. Look out for the Gaffers and Luggers sailing races, dragon boat style racing and other activities. There\u0026rsquo;s plenty of fun for all the family with an art show, crabbing, tug of war and lots of stalls on hand to keep everyone entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhile we\u0026rsquo;re positive you won\u0026rsquo;t want to leave Appledore once you\u0026rsquo;ve arrived, you might fancy taking a little trip over the sea. If you enjoy exploring, then take an adventure on a ferry to nearby Instow. If you prefer to stay closer to shore, try a little fishing trip. The fishing trips occur in the Torridge Estuary and it\u0026rsquo;s the ideal way to spend a relaxing day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAppledore Attractions\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAppledore has plenty of attractions and we\u0026rsquo;re sure you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy a visit to the beach. Appledore Beach is one of the most beautiful in the UK so it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect way to spend some time with all the family. Whether you want to take a stroll or admire the picturesque views in this once bustling maritime village, you\u0026rsquo;ll find it\u0026rsquo;s your happy place to unwind and take in the fresh air.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnother incredible place for a sunny stroll is Appledore and Northam Burrows. Begin your walk on Appledore\u0026rsquo;s main car park on the seafront and follow the almost 7 mile journey on the grassy, coastal landscape. As well as being a stunning location, the burrows are also a Site of Scientific Interest due to the coastal habitats. Within the sand dunes and salt marshes, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a range of birds and rare plants.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGet to know more about the maritime history of Appledore with a trip to the North Devon Maritime Museum. Situated in a stunning Georgian building, discover more about the shipbuilding history of the area through exhibitions, photographs and displays. With seven exhibition rooms, each tells an enthralling story, including WWII beach landings, wreck and rescues, shipbuilding techniques and the Victorian era.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRestaurants in Appledore\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a wonderful selection of pubs and restaurants to choose from, Appledore isn\u0026#39;t short on choice for a great meal out. Some of our favourites include\u0026nbsp;The Flame Factory which is set inside a beautiful Georgian building on the quay front.\u0026nbsp;This family-owned and run restaurant serves up wood fired pizzas, delicious burgers and mouth-watering steaks.The restaurant also prides itself on its vegetarian and vegan menu and offers gluten free options for burger buns and pizza bases. The Royal George pub with its superb views across the estuary is another lovely choice with a menu consisting of innovative dishes with twists on traditional classics. The kitchen uses\u0026nbsp;only the freshest, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. And if you\u0026#39;re after the best fish and chips in the area pop down to The Royal Plaice. It comes highly recommended by locals and visitors for light and crispy, fresh and delicious seafood to either eat in or to take away.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"appledore","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Appledore.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Appledore Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere are some beautiful beaches to visit during a beach holiday in Westward Ho!, and one of the most scenic is nearby Appledore Beach. Perched beside the meeting point of the River Taw and the River Torridge, Appledore Beach is a great spot for a stroll, or to sit for awhile and admire the views of this once-bustling maritime village.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAppledore is one of those resorts where narrow lanes wind their way to the water, coloured fishing boats sit patiently on the water and pretty cottages line the streets. The village once relied on the catches of the fishermen, so there\u0026#39;s a historic feel to the area and it\u0026#39;s ideal for a quiet afternoon looking around.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the highlights of a visit to Appledore Beach is its views across the water to the neighbouring village of Instow, and the South West Coast Path runs nearby too. If you find yourselves wanting a stroll on the sand away from the crowds and activity during a beach holiday in Westward Ho! head for Appledore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0579,"LocationLongitude":-4.19972,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2014/07/453548561.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"appledore/westward-ho/appledore-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2014/07/453548561.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Appledore and Northam Burrows","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis walk starts in Appledore Main Car Park on Appledore\u0026rsquo;s seafront, and it\u0026rsquo;s a nice one if you\u0026rsquo;re taking your dog along as it passes a dog friendly beach and a pub that welcomes them inside. At 6.9 miles, this route will take you along the grassy coastal landscape that sits at the mouth of the Taw-Torridge estuary.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNot just a pretty face, the landscape is a Site of Special Scientific Interest thanks to the variety of unique coastal habitats its formed over the years. Together, the grasslands, sandy dunes and salt marshes help to support all kinds of rare plants and attract migratory birds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSheltered by the long pebble ridge at Westward Ho!, the grassy plain is home to all kinds of wildlife and as you make your way to it you\u0026rsquo;ll pass the biggest covered shipyard in Europe. The Westward Ho! shoreline was a forest during the prehistoric period, and if you catch the tide when it\u0026rsquo;s low enough you\u0026rsquo;ll glimpse fossilised tree stumps and roots poking from the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe estuary played a huge role in training during World War II, and you can still see the anti-tank blocks dotted along the shore and the remainders of a small minefield on the Northam Burrows.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0543,"LocationLongitude":-4.22156,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/sand dunes.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/appledore/appledore-and-northam-burrows","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/sand dunes.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bensons","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAppledore may be one of the quaintest places imaginable but it still pulls it out of the bag when it comes to fine dining. Bensons is an award winner of a restaurant right on the quay, and \u0026ndash; like all good quayside restaurants - it specialises in fresh, locally\u0026ndash;caught fish.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you want to sample something extra special (and the season\u0026rsquo;s right) order in advance for fresh lobster, oysters and crab. Some of the fodder on the catch of the day menu is so fresh it was literally caught right opposite the quay so this is the perfect restaurant for those of you determined to indulge in\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe\u0026rsquo;d recommend calling in advance to reserve your table, and the good news is that once you\u0026rsquo;re made your reservation you\u0026rsquo;ll have your table for the entire evening (none of that in and out within a time slot business). Feel free to let the staff know in advance if you have any special requirements as they\u0026rsquo;ll do their best to work around them, and please note that the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s something of an adult sanctuary, so it doesn\u0026rsquo;t cater for children under the age of 12.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.054,"LocationLongitude":-4.19135,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/prawns.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/appledore/bensons","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/prawns.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Flame Factory","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSet inside a beautiful Georgian building on the quay front, this family-owned and run restaurant serves up wood fired pizzas, delicious burgers and mouth-watering steaks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe atmosphere inside is one of a busy calm, and the restaurant\u0026#39;s service is rated as excellent.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant also prides itself on its vegetarian and vegan menu and offers gluten free options for burger buns and pizza bases.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDue to it\u0026#39;s popularity, booking in advance\u0026nbsp; for The Flame Factory is recommended.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0537,"LocationLongitude":-4.19119,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/larah.walker/2018/07/iStock-184969517.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/appledore/the-flame-factory","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/larah.walker/2018/07/iStock-184969517.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Market Street Kitchen","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIn the heart of the town and situated near to the estuary, this lovely cafe is a very popular spot for delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. 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The pub sits on the banks of the estuary where the Taw meets the Torridge, and its views stretch across Saunton Sands, over to Instow and on to Barnstaple.\u0026nbsp; You can even sit outside on the patio and make the most of them while you dine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDogs are welcome inside and out (except in the dining room), and the menu always includes the catch of the day and a whole host of local produce just waiting to be sampled. If you take your dog along you\u0026rsquo;ll be welcome to dine in the pub, and thanks to its location you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to watch the boats returning with the catch of the day right outside of the window.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s also a selection of real ales and fine wines to help you to unwind, and all meals are cooked from scratch while you enjoy the surroundings and unwind. 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The festival usually runs over the last week of September and the first of October, and it welcomes some of the most successful writers and speakers in the world.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe picturesque village makes the perfect setting for the festival that celebrates everything we love about the written word, especially as it was fondly described by Charles Kingsley as \u0026ldquo;the little white fishing village\u0026rdquo;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe festival programme always includes talks, readings and film nights from some of the literary scene\u0026rsquo;s biggest names (and some of the newest too), and all tickets are available to purchase in advance as they book up quickly. 2014\u0026rsquo;s guests include Michael Morpurgo, Richard Madeley and Penny Junor.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEvents take place at various venues throughout Appledore, and their themes include everything from music to theatre and live workshops as well as poetry and book readings. 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