Marldon, Devon, TQ3 1SJ

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Marldon is a beautiful rural parish in the South Hams of Devon, a few miles inland from the resorts of Torbay and within easy reach of the towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot. It’s a delightful Devon village, with lots of historical buildings, two pubs, shops, and a pretty church dating back to 1348. 

With roots dating back to ancient times, Marldon has evolved from a rural farming community to a sought-after destination for tourists seeking a taste of quintessential English countryside life. 

History of Marldon 

The history of Marldon is intertwined with its agricultural heritage, with evidence of human habitation dating back to prehistoric times. The village's name is thought to originate from the Old English words "mere" and "hlaw," meaning a hill where quarrying for limestone once took place. Over the centuries, Marldon grew as a farming community, with agriculture playing a central role in its economy and shaping its landscape. 

Things to Do in Marldon 

Nature lovers will delight in exploring the surrounding countryside, with scenic walks and hiking trails offering breathtaking views of the Devonshire landscape. There are lots of nearby attractions within the English Riviera including a zoo, model village, multiple stunning beaches and lots more! For those seeking more active pursuits, Marldon boasts a range of outdoor activities, including horse riding and cycling. The village is also ideally situated for exploring the wider region, with easy access to the nearby towns of Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham, as well as the stunning coastline of the English Riviera

Food & Drink in Marldon 

Marldon boasts a charming pub and restaurants where visitors can sample delicious homemade meals made from locally sourced ingredients or enjoy a pint of locally brewed beer. There’s also a farm shop and cafe nearby where you can indulge in traditional Devonshire cream teas and freshly baked cakes.   

Food & Drink in Marldon 

The local pub hosts regular live events, such as live music and quiz nights. The village hall hosts an array of events for the community each week such as Zumba, yoga and a gardening club. 

Something a little different 

Marldon Apple Pie Fair is a unique annual celebration in Marldon, Devon, showcasing the village's culinary heritage. Held since the late 19th century, it features homemade apple pies made from locally grown apples, along with entertainment, crafts, and activities. The fair is a beloved tradition, drawing visitors from near and far. 



Map & Directions

Road Directions

Marldon can be easily accessed from the A38 and the A380.



Public Transport Directions

There are several bus routes that stop in Marldon. There are:  - 110 Stagecoach South West from Torquay to Totnes - 13 Stagecoach South West from Torbay Hospital to Brixham - 13 C Stagecoach South West from from Torquay to Paignton - 13D from Kingsteignton to South Devon College - 53 CountryBus from Kingsteignton to Paignton - 125 CountryBus from Stoke Gabriel to Marldon - 149 Countrybus from Harbertonford to Torquay  

The closest train stations are Totnes, Paignton and Torquay.  




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