Appledore, Devon

A historic North Devon village not far from Barnstaple and Bideford where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet. It was once an important ship building centre and is now home to the very informative North Devon Maritime Museum. There’s a busy quay and narrow lanes lined with colourful cottages and artist’s studios; it all gets busier in the summer when tourists come to spend time here and to soak up the air of charm and peacefulness, and during the annual regatta and book festival. Try Market Street Kitchen or the Seagate Hotel for a bite to eat.