For details on places to stay, eat and visit in Kingsbridge visit our Kingsbridge Town Section here.
If you love the hustle and bustle of a traditional English market town, you’ll love Kingsbridge. Situated in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kingsbridge sits on its own estuary and is surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside, making it perennially popular for walking and sailing. The town attracts a lot of tourism yet manages to keep a tranquil charm and friendly atmosphere.
The town takes its name from an ancient bridge built to link two royal estates – Alvington and Chillington, and by 1219 was a market town. By the 18th Century milling was a major source of revenue for the town, and throughout the 19th Century Kingsbridge had an active coastal shipping trade, with thriving shipbuilding and tanning industries.
Things to do
From surfing to vineyards, there’s lots to see and do in the Kingsbridge area. The estuary provides plenty of opportunities if you’re a water sports enthusiast, while the town has a thriving arts and crafts community for the more laid back visitor. Coast or countryside, Kingsbridge has a choice of scenic walking and hiking routes suitable for every level of ability.
Kingsbridge is a vibrant town, with a varied selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs open all year. The major crowd pulling events in town are the Food and Music Festival, held in June and Fair Week in July.
Something a little different
The Kingsbridge Farmers market offers you the chance to sample an amazing range of fresh vegetables, local meats and fresh fish on the first and third Saturdays of every month.
Map & Directions
M4/M5 or M25/M3/A303/A30 to Exeter then A38.
Public Transport Directions
To Totnes and Plymouth (National Express). Tel 08717 818181 or contact your local travel agent.
Direct to Totnes, Newton Abbot and Plymouth (with some connecting services to Ivybridge) from London, the Midlands and the North.