Between Dartmoor and the Sea

Local Area

In this area of the South West you will find the best of the Devon countryside with an unspoilt coastal landscape, stunning moorland and picturesque villages all within easy reach of Kingskerswell.

Below is just a taste of what is on offer close by:

Torbay

3.0 miles / 10 mins by car

Torbay (the English Riviera),is made up of Paignton, Torquay and Brixham.These three towns stretching around the bay have glorious beaches, popular for holidays. Lots to do, yet each of the towns in the Torbay area have a distinct character. Brixham, a fishing port with olde world charm, Paignton, a family resort, and Torquay, with its harbour and shopping centre.

 

Newton Abbot

3.0 miles / 10 mins by car

Newton Abbot, a market and racecourse town, is also known as "The Gateway to Moor and Sea" because of its proximity to Dartmoor National Park and the coastal resorts of Teignmouth,  Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. It is also has the main railway station for South Devon.

 

Totnes

8.7 miles / 17 mins by car

Totnes is an ancient river port and market town. The busy, narrow streets, dominated by castle and church tower, are quaint and full of historic interest, yet the town is lively and forward-looking with a full range of individual shopping to be found in and around the main streets. From Totnes you can take an excellent boat trip down the River Dart to Dartmouth enjoy the stunning views of the river and its wildlife.

 

Dartmouth

13.6 miles / 28 mins by car

Dartmouth offers a range of facilities and activities. Dartmouth was the leading trading port of Devon and has an interesting history with a castle, some very old, buildings and quaint cobbled backstreets. There is a steam train that runs between Paignton and Kingswear, which is a pretty journey by the sea and river bank. At Kingswear a ferry will take you across the river to Dartmouth. No visit here is complete without a boat trip up the River Dart to Totnes. This is a wonderful, winding journey and birdwatchers will see much to interest them. There are "Round Robin" tickets available that combine the Steam Train with the river trip to Totnes and a return bus trip to Paignton.

 

Exeter

18 miles / 29 mins by car

Places of interest include the Cathedral, the Quay House Visitor Centre, the guild hall, the underground passages and Tucker's Hall, a medieval building with original roof timbers and Jacobean panelling. The Guildhall is the oldest municipal building in the country. Exeter has all you would expect of a modern city with a leisure Centre, Arts Centre and the usual range of shops cafes and restaurants.

 

Dartmoor National Park

20 miles / 46 mins by car

Dartmoor is a rich habitat for wildlife and has a wealth of archaeological remains. The landscape is varied with windswept moors, wooded valleys and picturesque villages. The moor extends over 368 square miles (953 sq. km.) and the public is able to roam freely on both foot and horseback..The most popular places include Hay Tor (from where there are wonderful views), Princetown with Dartmoor Prison,the ancient clapper bridges at Two Bridges, Dartmeet, Widdecombe, Tavistock and Buckland.

 

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