Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge Information Centre, The Quay, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1HS

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  • Bowcombe Creek
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If you love the hustle and bustle of a traditional English market town, you’ll love the South Devon estuary town of Kingsbridge. Situated in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kingsbridge sits on the Salcombe estuary and is surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside, making it a popular destination for walking and sailing all year round.

Kingsbridge is a great place to base yourself during a holiday for exploring South Devon beaches, the South West Coast Path and nearby towns and villages. 

Things to do in Kingsbridge

From surfing to vineyards, there’s a lot to see and do in the Kingsbridge area. The estuary provides plenty of opportunities if you’re a watersports enthusiast, such as kayaking, sailing and stand up paddle boarding. Nearby beaches such as Slapton, Salcombe and East Portlemouth are great for days out building sandcastles or just relaxing in the area’s beauty.  

Kingsbridge has an eclectic selection of independant shops and a whole host of intriguing antique shops, art galleries, and gift shops to explore. Cafes, pubs and restaurants line the town, serving the best local produce, including local craft beers, ales, cider, and even wine and gin. With a three screen cinema, yoga studio and leisure centre with swimming pool there are plenty of opportunities to stay active and entertained.

Known as a great walking town, you can explore the South West Coast Path and the South Devon AONB from Kingsbridge, and enjoy wonderful countryside views across the region. There are hundreds of walks to chose from across the local area. Explore the town via passages such as Squeezebelly Alley and discover not only Kingsbridge’s history but hidden treasures such as mosaics, a community garden and miniature railway.

Kingsbridge Top Events

No matter what time of year you visit Kingsbridge there are plenty of local events to choose from. Some of the highlights include the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival in June, Kingsbridge Fair Week in July, the Kingsbridge Show in September, and Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas in December. With windows filled with posters for clubs and events, there’s always something going on in Kingsbridge whether it be the Farmers Market, art workshops, or concerts.

History of Kingsbridge

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.

Kingsbridge Information Centre

The Kingsbridge Information Centre sits conveniently on the Town Square, accessible and award-winning, their aim is to make everyone feel like a local. Happy to recommend places to eat and things to do, the Information Centre stocks maps, walks, souvenirs and gifts. They also sell tickets to local events, weekly car park permits and cards by local artists. Pop in for some advice on the perfect way to spend your time in Kingsbridge and South Devon.

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Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks
  • Parking for disabled visitors

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  • ATM
  • Church
  • Farmers market
  • Information Centre
  • Public toilets
  • Supermarket
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road M4/M5 or M25/M3/A303/A30 to Exeter then A38.

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Public Transport Directions

By Coach To Totnes and Plymouth (National Express). Tel 08717 818181 or contact your local travel agent.

By Rail Direct to Totnes, Newton Abbot and Plymouth (with some connecting services to Ivybridge) from London, the Midlands and the North. 

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Events

20th July 2019 - 27th July 2019

18th July 2020 - 25th July 2020

Town MarchKingsbridge Fair WeekA week of family entertainment for all age groups. Fun filled activities including sports, bingo, firework and live music to name a few of over 40 events organised.
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