Totnes, a gem of a town next to the River Dart, devotes itself to arts, crafts, history and architecture. Packed full of history and a wonderfully quirky atmosphere, Totnes has lots to offer visitors taking a day trip from the English Riviera, Totnes has a beautiful quay and there are regular ferry trips down the Dart to Dartmouth. Up in town, Fore Street is packed with great cafés and restaurants and all manner of new age shops reflecting Totnes’ slightly hippy vibe
Buckfast Abbey Cream Tea
Nestled in the shadow of Dartmoor, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey offers visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life. The Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live selfsufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world. At the heart of the site is the Abbey Church, a spiritual haven for the many thousands of visitors who come each year. A cream tea at the Grange restaurant is a treat not to be missed!
Newton Abbot Market
Open Monday to Saturday, from 9 till 4, in the heart of Newton Abbot, next to Newton Abbot Market Square you’ll find Newton Abbot Indoor Market and Food Hall. Home to a wide range of stalls, a wander around the Market Hall will take you past a fantastic selection of fresh food including a delicatessen, butchers and fruit and vegetable stall, as well as stalls selling a range of items including gifts, vintage treasures, tools and haberdashery. New to the Market Hall is 'Collectors Corner' with memorabilia, vintage vinyl, stamps, comics and much more on offer.
Teignmouth, the quintessential Devon resort town, will lay claim to your affections the minute you arrive. Most of its history is wrapped up with its harbour, fishing, and clay from up the valley at Bovey Tracey. Since Georgian and Regency times Teignmouth has been attracting visitors to its wide beaches and amenable climate, and this has shaped the greater part of what Teignmouth is today.