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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'.

TI Library. Tel. 0844 474 2233. | | |

The National Trust has many holiday cottages in Devon: National Trust Holidays

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. Tel. 01803 555872.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily but please see website for full details.

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.

Paignton Zoo 1 mile or by bus

Giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs, crocodiles, meerkats, snakes, monkeys and many other animals. Nature trail. Restaurant. Tel. 0844 474 2222.
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. Operated by Stagecoach.

Paignton map

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. Tel. 01803 842382.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1030-1700.
Bus 120 from Bus Station to Nethway Cross, shortly after Hillhead Caravan site (watch for NT sign). 18 minutes journey, M-S only, hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.

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

Greenway NT by bus then 2¼ miles or steam train then 1 mile

The private holiday home of Agatha Christie and her family, set in the 1950s. Large woodland garden. Barn Café and House Kitchen. Tel. 01803 842382.
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. Operated by Stagecoach.
Steam train Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway (see above) to Greenway Halt, then 1 mile walk.

Stay at Greenway: National Trust Holiday Apartment

Greenway map