Teignbridge is the area of South Devon which stretches from the west side of Exeter, with Dartmoor to the north and the coast line and sea to the south, up to the edge of Torbay and The South Hams forming its westerly edge.
Teignbridge was formed as a district in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. This saw the merger of Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. Visit the individual town pages within this site for more detail on their history.
Things to do
There is such a wide range of things to do in Teignbridge you’ll find it hard to decide where to start, use the search option within this site to help you narrow down your choices.
If it's nature and walking you are after you could always take the Templer Way, an 18 mile route tracing the historic line of granite being taken from the quarries at Haytor to the docks at Teignmouth. Teignbridge also has some great country parks including Stover Country Park, which the Templer Way passes through, and Decoy Country Park.
Food and Drink
Food and drink is an important part of South Devon and Teignbridge is home to many producers of great food and drink. With coastal towns like Teignmouth and Dawlish offering great seafood, while inland gastro pubs serve excellent home cooked fare.
Something a little different
South Devon, and Teignbridge, is famous for its stunning section of railway between Exeter and Newton Abbot. This section of line has become one of the most photographed sections of railway in the country and runs through Dawlish, Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth. A day trip on the train will ensure that you get to enjoy the stunning views.
Dawlish Warren is one of South Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and is built on a split of sand with the Exe Estuary on one side and the sea on the other. As well as a sandy beach, sand dunes and family holiday resort, there is also a 500 acre nature reserve providing a great day out for amateur botanists and bird watchers.
To help you decide where to visit first, you’ll find details on all the main towns and villages within Teignbridge below.
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A lovely tidal harbour fronts this little village on the Western bank of the Exe Estuary just north of Dawlish Warren. It is a popular boating spot with church, pubs, local shops, and accommodation.
Another village where the church and the old inn are both worth a visit. Look out too for the Almshouses, in a building which was presented to the Parish by the Earl of Bath in 1620 and apart from housing the village poor,
This is one of Devon's "dream villages" nestling on the edge of the Moor with a medieval church made up of stone quarried on the Moor, and a cluster of thatched cottages overlooking the woodland of Holne Chase - a very popular tourist attraction. Th
A sizeable village just south of Newton Abbot. Cottages and church dating from the 16th Century. There is a former cider making centre, and a sweet factory that existed here in the 1930's. There are pubs, local shops, a post office and accommodation
Partner village to Combeignteignhead on the south of the Teign Estuary. Sat securely in a valley less than a mile or so from the coast, Stokeinteignhead is a quietly attractive place in a conservation area, with thatched cottages strung along a windi
The family beach resort with shops, amusements, go-karts, adventure golf, pubs & accommodation. A birdwatchers paradise - Something for everyone 365 days/year!
An attractive hamlet, a few miles south east of Newton Abbot. The village is a conservation area, with plenty of traditional cob and thatch. Fishing, pony trekking and walking are available locally.
On the southern flanks of the Haldon Hills, Trusham is another near-perfect looking traditional Devon village with cob and thatch houses set attractively round the church. Strangely, Trusham has links with heavy industry - Quarrying and railways have
Across the Estuary from Teignmouth, Shaldon village is a real period piece and a truly unforgettable place of narrow streets and alleyways of thatched cottages and Georgian houses. It is also a lively place, especially with boating and beach activity
The village that everyone knows through the popular song (Tom Pearce and his Grey Mare). Widecombe is a big draw for visitors the world over.
With a number of unique visitor attractions and mixture of shops, Bovey Tracey is a pretty cob and Dartmoor-granite built town.
Across the Exe Estuary from Exmouth, Starcross is a small waterside village with plenty of railway interest. The village is a popular centre for sailing and is also a good location for bird watching on the Exe Estuary.
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East and West Ogwell are just to the soutwest of Newton Abbot. Both have churches although West Ogwell is little more than a few houses. Both are very lovely places. There is a pub and accommodation in East Ogwell only.
A very pretty Dartmoor village about 2 miles southwest of Moretonhampstead. White thatched cottages encircle a large village green.
Picture postcard village close by Lustleigh Cleave - a steep sided tree covered valley with the Teign running along it. Wonderful walking territory. 13th - 16th Century church, copious traditional cob and thatch pub, local shop, tea room, accommodati
Scattered village just across the Teign valley from Lustleigh. Beautiful views all round. Manaton rocks includes the formation known as "The Bowerman's Nose" a much photographed landmark on Dartmoor. Close to the famous Becky Falls.
Vibrant, lively and with a touch of mystery surrounding it, you’ll discover that Buckfastleigh is one of the most diverse towns in South Devon. The town is dominated by the Benedictine Buckfast Abbey and is a mix of ancient and modern attractions...