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Appledore ‘s maritime history goes back over  1000 years to the defeat of Hubba the Dane by Odun, Earl of Devon, at Bloody Corner – a  roadside memorial marks the spot. More history is revealed at the excellent North Devon Maritime Museum, a Georgian house in Odun Road .
Exhibits include model boats and displays on boatbuilding and shipboard life. Old Appledore is recalled through photographs and prints.
Its charming narrow streets, mainly dating from its 17th to 19th-century heyday as a port for the North America trade, focus on the Quay, which overlooks the beautiful Taw/Torridge estuary. As well as fishing boats, the Lifeboat Station, numerous pleasure craft and the August Regatta, Appledore provides wildlife and fishing trips.