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Kingsbridge Town in Devon

Photograph of Kingsbridge

Location

Kingsbridge is a busy market town and a focal point for the whole South Hams. The town, with a current population of about 6,000 people, stands at the head of the Kingsbridge Estuary in South Devon.

Kingsbridge dates from about the 10th century, a settlement growing up around a bridge over the river on land formerly owned by Buckfast Abbey. The estuary is not actually a river valley but a 'ria' in geographical terms, a minor river valley flooded by the sea when water levels rose after the last Ice Age.

In the thirteenth century Kingsbridge was in fact two towns. The towns of Dodbrooke and Kingsbridge. The area that was Kingsbridge developed faster over the years and swallowed up its near neighbour.

Today Kingsbridge is a tourist hub and attracts visitors mainly interested in sailing and other watersports. It has good road links to Plymouth and Dartmouth along the A379 and to Salcombe and Totnes via the A381.

Highlights of the area include the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum and the waterfront as well as the nearby beaches at Thurlestone, Hope Cove, Bigbury, Hallsand and Slapton Sands. There are also excellent walks around Prawle Point and Start Point for the keen rambler.

Tourist Information

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

Events near Kingsbridge

Dining out near Kingsbridge

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Ashburton Arms, Kingsbridge

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Queen Anne Restaurant, Kingsbridge

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The Millbrook Inn, Kingsbridge

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The Sloop Inn, Bantham

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Serendipity, Salcombe

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 Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Malborough and Stokenham.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowModbury

arrowDartmouth

arrowPaignton

arrowBrixham

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowSalcombe

	arrowKingsbridge

	arrowModbury

	arrowIvybridge

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Salcombe

	arrowOverbeck's Garden

Ivybridge

	arrowLukesland Gardens

Dartmouth

	arrowWoodlands Leisure Park

	arrowFlavel Arts Centre

	arrowBritannia Royal Naval Museum

	arrowDartmouth Castle

	arrowGreenway

Kingswear

	arrowColeton Fishacre Garden

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