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This pretty estuary village, is more low key than most of its close neighbours, lies at the wide junction of the River Taw and the River Torridge. Instow has a gently sloping sandy beach, backed by low sand dunes.

Instow is well known for its scenic vistas across the rivers, making it a favourite haunt for artists. It is also a place for watersports, fishing and sailing enthusiasts. During the summer you can take the ferry, from Instow's 17th Century quay, across to Appledore.

Tapeley Park
Tapeley Park stands on a hill overlooking Instow and the estuary. Tapeley Park is the home of the Christie family, well known for their operatic connections and their links to Glyndebourne. The House has a collection of operatic costumes, as well as fine furnishings and porcelain.

The gardens at Tapeley Park are the main attraction. The grounds have a stunning collection of tender shrubs and palms, all laid out in terraces on the sheltered hillside - presenting the visitor with stunning panoramas of the gardens and the estuary beyond.

Golden Bay

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