Northam Town in Devon
Northam is a small town just to the north of Bideford. The town is thought to date from Anglo-Saxon times castle, and is said to have been where Hubba the Dane attacked Devon and was repelled. Just outside the town lie Northam Burrows, part of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lying adjacent to the Taw- Torridge Estuary, Northam Burrows forms an integral part of the newly designated United Nations Biosphere Reserve. It originates from Saxon times, when it was the manorial wasteland. It is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest - about 253 hectares of grassy coastal plain with salt marsh, sand dunes and generally unimproved grasslands.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: