Explore Bideford's eclectic mix of 80 independent shops

Stroll through this charming town centre with its sloping cobbled streets and scenic narrow walkways, historic buildings, and a relaxed atmosphere. It creates a pleasant environment for shopping and strolling around the town.

  • Known for its independent retailers, offering a wide range of unique and locally-made products. From boutique clothing stores and gift shops to art galleries and craft markets, you can find one-of-a-kind items that are not commonly available in larger retail chains.
  • Bideford hosts regular farmers' markets where you can find fresh produce, local delicacies, artisanal products, and handmade crafts. These markets provide an opportunity to support local producers and enjoy the region's finest offerings.
  • The thriving antiques, vintage, arts and crafts scene, with several shops and markets dedicated to these items. If you appreciate retro fashion, collectibles, or unique home decor pieces, exploring these shops can be a treasure trove.
  • Enjoy some quayside shopping: Bideford is situated on the banks of the River Torridge, and the quayside area offers a picturesque shopping experience. Here, you can find a mix of shops, cafes, and restaurants while enjoying beautiful views of the river and the historic Bideford Bridge.

Check out the unique independent shops, including quirky and inspiring small boutiques, antique shops, bakeries and sustainable homeware & artisan stores. A joy to browse!

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