Kingswear village, Devon
Kingswear is a village and civil parish in the South Hams district of Devon. It lies on the east bank of the River Dart, close to the river's mouth and opposite the small town of Dartmouth. Kingswear also lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and had a population of 1,332 in the 2001 Census.
Kingswear is noted for being the railhead for Dartmouth, a role continued to this day by the presence of the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway in the village. Two vehicle ferries and one pedestrian ferry provide links to Dartmouth.
The village itself contains several small tourist-oriented shops and public houses, and is home to the Royal Dart Yacht Club.
Kingswear Castle, was constructed between 1491 and 1502 as part of the overall defence of this important harbour. It is privately owned and is situated on the outskirts. Kingswear also contains the Church of St Thomas, which is a member of the Anglican Diocese of Exeter and whose patron saint is Saint Thomas of Canterbury.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: