Visit Appledore and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Appledore, Devon. No narrow streets even in Cornwall are prettier than those sloping dead-straight down to Appledore's quay. They are of simple, similar, flat-faced, mainly Georgian cottages in a variety of pastel colours. The streets crossing the slope, which have rainwater gutters down their centres and occasional Elizabethan bow-fronts, are pretty, too, but not so distinctive. Where there are extra large upstairs' windows there were once sail-makers' lofts.
Ship-building, fishing - both deep-sea and salmon netting inshore — and, till about a century ago, smuggling has been the livelihood of this small town throughout its history. Appledore Ship Builders Ltd show visitors round. Ship-building has revived remarkably here, as a large covered dry dock demonstrates. The replica of the Hudson's Bay Company's first ship, Nonsuch (1688), was built in 1968 by the firm of Hinks and Son just West of the town. The Appledore lifeboat is famous, the bar at the mouth of the Taw and Torridge estuaries notorious. Nevertheless, sailing is very popular here, and the view at low tide over a vast spread of sandbanks to distant breakers is particularly beautiful.
Adjacent cities/towns/villages: Aldington, Bethersden, Biddenden, Bilsington, Brenzett, Brookland, Cullompton, East Guldeford, Ham Street, High Halden, Iden, Ivychurch, Kingsnorth, Lydd, Mersham, New Romney, Newchurch, Old Romney, Orlestone, Playden, Rolvenden, Romney, Ruckinge, Rye, Rye Harbour, Shadoxhurst, Smeeth, Snargate, Snave, St. Michaels, Taunton, Tenterden, Tiverton, Udimore, Wavehorne, Winchelsea, Wittersham, Woodchurch
Have you decided to visit Appledore or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Appledore bed and breakfast (a Appledore B&B or Appledore b and b)
- a Appledore guesthouse
- a Appledore hotel (or motel)
- a Appledore self-catering establishment, or
- other Appledore accommodation