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.
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.
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.
Giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs, crocodiles, meerkats, snakes, monkeys and many other animals.
Nature trail. Restaurant.
Open Daily from 1000, closing times vary.
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.
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 1100-1500.
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.
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.
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.
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 1030-1500. Booking essential.
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.