Appledore

Characterised by its winding narrow streets and the colourful houses, the charming village of Appledore sits at the confluence of the Taw and Torridge rivers with lovely views across to Instow. 

The village is built on a tradition of fishing and boat building which still continues today. For centuries, Appledore was an important shipbuilding centre for the region and the village’s large indoor ship yard continues to be a source of employment for many of the residents. Because of its long maritime heritage, the village is now home to the North Devon Maritime Museum. The museum, housed in a Grade 2 listed Georgian building, the former home of several of the village’s important ship owners. 

As well as being famous for its maritime history and local seafood, Appledore has always been historically celebrated for its art and creativity. The Appledore Book Festival draws visitors from across the country and features talks and activities with a range of acclaimed international authors. 

 

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