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Bishopsteignton village, Devon

Bishopsteignton is a village of about 2,423 (2001 Census) in South Devon, between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth and close to the Teign Estuary.

The village lies on a steep hill, has a post office, small pharmacy and a small, family-run supermarket. The village school has about 150 pupils.

The village has three churches - one gospel hall (Plymouth Brethren), one Methodist and one Anglican - St John The Baptist, with a fine Norman doorway which survived Victorian restoration. Among the tombstones are some who were victims of plague, and above the churchyard are the remains of a 14th century sanctuary chapel built by John Grandisson, Bishop of Exeter to provide a refuge for felons who had accepted life banishment, as they travelled from Exeter to sail from Teignmouth.

The village has three pubs: The Ring of Bells, The Cockhaven Manor and the Bishop John De Grandisson. It also has a local brewery (Red Rock), a vineyard (Old Walls) and a Pick Your Own farm (Shute Fruit and Produce).

There is a small beach on the estuary, known locally as The River Beach or Red Rock. It is reached via a footpath from the village that crosses the main Teignmouth to Newton Abbot road and the railway, and goes down some steep steps - Luxton Steps. This ancient footpath leads to the point where villagers could ford the river at low tide to reach Coombe Cellars.

Half a mile away, overlooking the town, is the Bishop's Palace, now a ruin (hence the local name of the old walls), that was built in the 13th century by Walter de Bronescombe, and expanded later by Grandisson.

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Kingsteignton, Teignmouth, Dawlish and Torquay.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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



arrowBovey Tracey




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



	arrowNewton Abbot



Caravan Holidays

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

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