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Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge TIC
The Quay
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 1HS

Tel: 01548 853195

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Attractions and Things To Do in Kingsbridge

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.

History

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. 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. Make sure you also check out the Rivermaid Ferry, offering a ferry service between Kingsbridge & Salcombe plus boat trips from the town in the Summer.

Food and drink

Try the Art Café Ceramics Studio, where you can paint your own pottery and then relax with tea and cake in comfortable surroundings – ideal for the whole family to enjoy. The Seven Stars is a pub and restaurant typical of the area, with excellent home cooked meals made from the very best of South Devon’s quality local produce.

Something a little different

If you really want to experience the Kingsbridge local atmosphere then why not head over to the Kingsbridge Farmers' Market in Towns Square? Seasonal vegetables and fruit are on offer along with freshly baked delicacies, cheeses, smoked goods, chillies, chocolates and hampers filled with local produce.

What's Nearby

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    3.75 miles away
  2. Mill Bay Beach

    A little to the south of East Portlemouth beach is Mill Bay, a privately owned beach popular with...

    3.76 miles away
  3. Salcombe North Sands Beach

    Crouched between two headlands in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the beach is rural...

    3.81 miles away
  1. South Milton Sands

    Thurlestone/South Milton Sands is owned by the National Trust and is within an Area of Outstanding...

    3.87 miles away
  2. Salcombe South Sands Beach

    A fine sandy family beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with excellent views...

    4.02 miles away
  3. Thurlestone Beach

    Are the usual summer crowds driving you crazy when all you want to do is chill out and relax? If...

    4.13 miles away
  4. Bantham Beach

    A beautiful large sandy beach ideal for watersports, especially surfing. Swimming is safe if you...

    4.44 miles away
  5. Hope Cove Beach

    This is a sheltered, sandy beach in a traditional fishing village in the beautiful South Hams. The...

    4.59 miles away
  6. Soar Mill Cove Beach

    A tiny remote sandy inlet set below the craggy black towers of Bolt Head. Access only on foot via...

    4.62 miles away
  7. Bigbury on Sea Beach

    A stunning sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) joined by causeway to Burgh...

    5.17 miles away
  8. Burgh Island

    Burgh Island is an iconic landmark on the South Devon coast and it is separated from the mainland...

    5.3 miles away
  9. Challaborough Beach

    A sheltered cove with a fine sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Great for...

    5.34 miles away
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