Places of Interest
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A short trip from Torquay, ancient fishing port of Brixham has a vibrant harbour which boasts a full size replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the ‘Golden Hind’.
Devon’s most historical city has a magnificent cathedral, originally built by the Anglo-Saxons. Pay a visit to the Ship Inn, frequented by Sir Francis Drake or spend some time browsing around the excellent array of shops.
An interesting mix of historic city and modern port, Plymouth is the region’s shopping capital and has a rejuvenated waterfront overlooking Plymouth Sound.
is a small town with a large modern Benedictine Abbey. Over forty monks live and work in the abbey producing a range of goods from wine to honey. There is also a restaurant and shop on site.
South Devon Railway
is a popular steam railway which, when taken as a combined trip including a boat cruise on the River Dart, is an ideal way to while away an afternoon.
boasts a long stretch of sandy beach backed by a level promenade which is lined with friendly pubs and cafés. Experience the romance of the steam age on a seven mile stretch of the Great Western Railway, or spend an afternoon at Paignton Zoo, which has recently undergone a £6m re-development programme and is home to many rare and endangered species.
lies along a stretch of red sandstone coast on the estuary of the River Teign. With an elegant crescent of Georgian buildings dating back to the 1800’s, Teignmouth is steeped in maritime history and the town’s museum celebrates the area’s long assoociation with the sea. Teignmouth’s long sandy beaches, Victorian pier, interesting old backstreets and pedestrianised shopping areas have ensured the town has become one of the region’s top seaside destinations.
is a pretty seaside town situated between Torquay and Exeter. Dawlish Warren, just to the north offers safe sandy beaches and during the summer months, there is entertainment on the beach and a weekly open-air market.
is an ancient borough which lies in an enviable position above the River Dart. The town is full of colour and character that stems from a rich cultural, historical and archaeological heritage. It is also the second oldest borough in England.
is set in a picture postcard location, on the River Dart and flanked by steep wooded hillsides. Two of Dartmouth’s oldest buildings, the Cherub pub and Agincourt House, are fine examples of the 14th century constructions which have survived in the town. There is also a superb range of shops, boutiques and bistros.
lies on the opposite side of the River Dart to Dartmouth in the South Hams area of south Devon. The privately owned 15th century castle dominates the headland and the village is home to several attractive 19th century villas overlooking the harbour which, during the annual Royal Regatta, is bustling with splendid yachts and marine craft.
is the principal resort in the South Hams district and a well known sailing centre. The Salcombe Museum of Maritime History explains the town’s long association with the sea, from smugglers and piracy to the role the town played in the run up to the D-Day landings. Nearby Hope Cove is a charming coastal sanctuary, with a collection of thatched stone cottages huddled around a tiny square.