Bideford is a working port alongside the tidal River Torridge and Torridge estuary. It is also a market town. The cargo ships and fishing boats are in evidence and at low tide half submerged or abandoned craft can be seen along the banks.
Bideford is in North Devon. The Author Charles Kingsley wrote his novel Westward Ho at Bideford. Whilst Bideford is now easily missed due to the new bridge crossing the Torridge, it is still worth a good look around and has a good number of interesting side streets and local traders plying their wares from small shops.