Appledore – more Georgian architecture

Appledore is a pretty Devon town on the Torridge estuary. Boat building boatyards are still operating here. Regency houses line the main street which fronts the fairly new esplanade by the water. Rent a cottage on the south side of Irsha Street and you will almost certainly have a balcony on which to have your breakfast each morning.

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Behind this street lie a network of narrow streets lined with 18th century fishermens’ cottages. Many of these are painted in pastel colours.

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Uphill from the town centre is the North Devon Maritime Museum housed in a lovely Georgian building. It is run by volunteers and really is a fascinating collection of the town’s maritime history. This is a town which was thriving in the 18th century.

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The smallest house in Appledore

Little pink house

I can recommend a holiday here especially for those who like Georgian architecture, sea, estuaries, sand and rivers! Cycling on the nearby Tarka Trail is great fun. If you take a trip from Instow to Bideford you can take tea on a boat at the end of the esplanade.

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