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Brixham Town in Devon

Photograph of Brixham

Location

Brixham is a fishing town of about 18,000 people in the south coast of Devon. Brixham lies at the southern end of Torbay, across the bay from Torquay, and is chiefly a fishing port. Fishing and tourism are its major industries.

The name 'Brixham' is thought to come from the Old English name 'Brioc' with the suffix '-ham' an ancient term for village. This implies that it is the site of 'Brioc's village'. Brixham is quite hilly, and development centres on the harbour which remains in use as a dock for fishing trawlers. Its main tourist attraction is the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship the 'Golden Hind', permanently moored in the harbour.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Brixham Tourist Information Centre.

Events near Brixham

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Brixham, Broadsands, Dittisham and Dartmouth.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowBrixham

arrowPaignton

arrowDartmouth

arrowTorquay

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowBrixham

	arrowPaignton

	arrowDartmouth

	arrowTorquay

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Brixham, Paignton, Newton Abbot and Kingsbridge.

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