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Paignton

National Rail | station code PGN

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Paignton is a traditional seaside resort with sandy beaches, a pier and family attractions. The area is known as the English Riviera. Paignton is pronounced 'Pain-tun'. Paignton PlusBus tickets are valid within the Torbay area, including buses to Brixham, Newton Abbot and Torquay.

TI Library. Tel. 0844 474 2233.

www.englishriviera.co.uk | www.paigntonpier.co.uk

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Paignton map

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway, adjacent to station

A standard gauge steam railway running 7 miles from Paignton Queen's Park station to Kingswear with superb views along the route. Ferry from Kingswear across the River Dart to Dartmouth. Various train/ferry/bus tours are possible, please see the website for details.
Open please see website.
www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk

Kirkham House EH ½ mile

A well-preserved medieval stone house providing an insight into life in a town house during the 15th century.
Open Jul-Aug, Sun 1400-1700. Plus a few other days, please see website.
www.english-heritage.org.uk

Paignton Zoo 1 mile or by bus

Giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs, crocodiles, meerkats, snakes, monkeys and many other animals. Nature trail. Restaurant.
Open Daily from 1000, closing times vary.
www.paigntonzoo.org.uk
Bus 22 & GOLD from Bus Station to Zoo entrance. 6 minute journey. M-S 22 every 20 minutes, GOLD every 30 minutes. Sun & BH both routes hourly. Paignton PlusBus tickets are valid for this journey. Operated by Stagecoach.

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Holidaycottages.co.uk
Holidaycottages.co.uk

Coleton Fishacre NT by bus then 1½ miles

An Arts & Crafts style house designed in 1925 with an elegant Art Deco influenced interior. The luxuriant garden has year-round interest with many rare and exotic plants. Spectacular coastal setting. Tearoom.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1030-1700. Nov-Feb, SSu 1100-1600.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Bus 120 from Bus Station to Nethway Cross, shortly after Hillhead Caravan site (watch for NT sign), then 1½ miles walk. 18 minutes journey, M-S hourly. Paignton PlusBus tickets are valid for this journey. Operated by Stagecoach.

Coleton Fishacre map
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps

Greenway NT by bus then 2¼ miles

The private holiday home of Agatha Christie and her family, set in the 1950s. Large woodland garden. Barn Café and House Kitchen.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1030-1700.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Bus 12 from Bus Station to Churston Station (watch for Churston Golf Club on left), then 2¼ miles walk. 10 minutes journey, M-S every 10 minutes, Sun & BH every 15 minutes. Paignton PlusBus tickets are valid for this journey. Operated by Stagecoach.
Note that Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway trains are currently not stopping at Greenway Halt.

Greenway map
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Compton Castle NT by bus then 1¼ miles

A medieval fortified manor, once the home of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, part-founder of the New World, and still lived in by his ancestors. Rooms on view include the hall, solar, kitchen, guard room and chapel. The gardens feature roses, herbs and a picnic orchard.
Open Apr-Oct, TWTh 1030-1630.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Bus 125 from Bus Station to Marldon, School, then 1¼ miles walk. 15 minutes journey, M-S hourly. Paignton PlusBus tickets are valid for this journey. Operated by Country Bus.

Marldon and Compton Castle map

Explorer Map OL44 Torquay & Dawlish

Explorer Map OL20 South Devon

Explorer Map OL28 Dartmoor

Pathfinder Guide South Devon

South West Coast Path Guide, Falmouth to Exmouth

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