In Places

Whether it’s your ideal way to relax, you’re hunting for the perfect holiday keep sake or souvenir or you’re just looking to stock up on the basics for a self catering holiday, the shops in Teignbridge have it covered.

Independent shops

From unique gifts and unusual souvenirs to exclusive items of clothing and locally produced food and drink, you’ll find it all in independently run shops and stores.

Mixed in with the more recognizable names in the town centres and shopping streets of the villages and towns of the region you’ll find an impressive array of independent shops selling everything from every day essentials to one off pieces.  

High Street Brands

Although Devon’s capital city of Exeter, with its big brand names, lies within easy reach of your Teignbridge accommodation, you don’t have to travel that far to find a good mix of high street names.

From nationwide clothing chains and supermarket giants, to national stationeries and well known coffee shops you’ll find just the right amount of well known brands in the high streets and shopping areas throughout the district. 


For a truly independent shopping experience packed with local and handmade goods, head to one of the weekly or monthly markets which are held throughout the year.

With a wonderful range of homemade cakes, pies and treats or freshly picked fruit and veg and locally reared meat, handmade jewellery or one off pieces of clothing and possibly the odd antique, you’ll find everything you need for a yummy picnic, the perfect accessory or unique item of home décor in a local market.  

Newton Abbot

As the main town in Teignbridge, Newton Abbot has all you would expect in the way of shopping. There are markets held weekly as well as an indoor market hall open six days a week. Newton Abbot's shopping streets, part of which is pedestrianised, house high street names as well as local stores, the town is also home to an independent department store which can be found near the clock tower.    


Teignmouth boasts a number of shopping streets which link the Back Beach area of town to the Triangle, all of which are in easy reach of the beach. Offering a mix of well known names and local stores, not to mentions all your seaside essentials, shopping in Teignmouth offers the perfect break from building sandcastles.  


The main shopping streets in Dawlish are located either side of Dawlish Lawn and the Brook which runs through the centre of the town. Here you can find a number of cafes and takeaways mixed with the indispensable high street names, as well as traditional seaside arcades.


The T shaped junction where North Street, West Street and East Street meet in the centre of Ashburton is an independent shopper’s paradise. In the period buildings you’ll find a great range of gift and antique shops as well as lovely selection of locally produced culinary delights.


Chudleigh has a more compact high street than some of the other towns and villages of Teignbridge, but a shopping trip here will still give you the chance to pick up brilliant souvenirs from some great local stores.    

Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey’s high street is packed with charm and is home to a range of shops catering for all your needs including a butchers and greengrocers as well as well known brands. You’ll also find a couple of great arts centres on the outskirts of town providing the perfect place to pick up a local work of art.


As a hub for artists and craft makers, Moretonhampstead is home to wide range of studios where one of a kind works of art can be found. Surrounded by the stunning Dartmoor National Park, the village centre is full of period architecture and makes the perfect retail stop for craft lovers.

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