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Tempt yourselves away, with a picturesque break in Teignmouth!

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From yummy fresh seafood and Victorian seaside fun, to breathtaking coastal paths, ferry trips and steam railways all showcased for you in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and perfectly placed on the doorstep of Dartmoor, Exeter and Plymouth; Teignmouth provides everything you need for a Great British break!

Tales from Teignmouth..

Nestled on the estuary at the foot of the beautiful Haldon Hills and idyllically situated along the north bank of the River Teign, giving way to the dramatic red sandstone coastline of South Devon; Teignmouth is a well-established treasure of a town and boasts record breaking hours of sunshine too, to keep you smiling year-round!

A picturesque town of two distinctive and fascinating halves, Teignmouth features a Victorian seaside resort which elegantly resides next to a historical harbour side and working port, dating back to the 1400’s.

Teignmouth has witnessed many pivotal moments and innovations in its rich history; from the French Invasion of 1690 and later burgeoning salt and fishing trades, to a new found surge in popularity sparked by the catalytic opening of the iconic coastal railway of the 1840’s; which bestowed on the pretty town, a new and exciting future- as a thriving seaside holiday resort.

The popularity during the Victorian era saw Teignmouth become the second most visited health resort in Devon, and today, the seaside resort’s bygone charm and nostalgic holiday scenery can still very much be enjoyed; with its picturesque Grand Pier and imposing Victorian architecture to marvel over and its charming Georgian cottage lined back streets to explore.

Get out and about!

Guests visiting or staying in Teignmouth can enjoy uncovering more of this resort’s rich heritage, at the Teign Heritage Centre or can simply enjoy a stroll with a delicious ice cream along the traditional Grand Pier, with its quirky array of nostalgic seaside stalls and games to take in. A paddle with the kids along the beaches is always a firm favourite in the summer months and a family day out here wouldn’t be complete without taking the short historical Riverboat ferry ride across to Shaldon from Teignmouth!

Recharge those batteries at one of the main quaint cafés and teashops, before taking an afternoon out to enjoy the famous Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton to Dartmouth, and find a comfortable and memorable way to explore this wonderful haven of outstanding natural beauty!

The ‘Round Robin’ experience (recently recommended by the Sunday Times as one of the best days out in the UK), is ideal for family fun and visitors can enjoy a stress-free tour experience combining an action-packed itinerary to bring you the very best experiences! The ‘Round Robin’ experience includes taking the Steam Railway from Paignton to Kingswear and then from there boarding the passenger ferry across to Dartmouth, before embarking on a river boat cruise from Dartmouth to Totnes, with the perfect end to the perfect day being remembered on a scenic open air bus ride, which takes you back to the starting point! A host of leisure pursuits from cycling, walking, swimming, golf and luxury Spa days can also be enjoyed throughout the day.

Visitors should not miss the world famous Dartmouth Regatta, the vibrant Sea Shanty Festival and even a Murder Mystery Dining train experience; and, with exploring the beauty of the Dartmoor National Park and the dynamic delights of nearby Exeter and Plymouth also to be added to your holiday agenda; you can find an unforgettable day out to suit every day of your holiday!

Discover ‘the more’ in Dartmoor!

Boasting easy access to the largest and wildest open area in Southern England, Teignmouth is the perfect base for exploring the dramatic scenery and outdoor activities of Dartmoor. The National Park covers an area of 368 square miles and not only offers 450 miles worth of public right of way but also boasts a full range of activities from cycling, horse riding, rock climbing, kayaking and more; so make the most of your Devon visit today!

Treat your taste buds in Teignmouth!

A trip to Teignmouth wouldn’t be complete without enjoying its many fabulous dining out experiences. Enjoy our 5 best ‘Top for Taste’ choices below!

  • Crab Shack on the Beach ~ a unique and family-friendly seafood restaurant, idyllically located by the estuary.
  • The Colosseum ~ a friendly and popular restaurant offering exquisite Italian cuisine in a vibrant and intimate setting.
  • The Owl and the Pussycat ~ boasting a delicious dining experience prepared with free range and locally sourced produce, this restaurant promises a memorable experience.
  • The Beachcomber ~ providing the perfect place from which to start the day with a tasty breakfast, or as a tasty respite with a relaxed lunch or afternoon tea.
  • Frescos ~serving good quality authentic Italian and welcoming, friendly atmosphere.

All aboard!

Direct from the capital to the coast in just under 3 hours, visitors can easily leave the car at home and conveniently travel by First Great Western and Cross-country train, from London Paddington to Teignmouth.

Also just a scenic train journey away from the historical Devon city of Exeter, which also boasts an International Airport, take to the train today and enjoy the breathtaking scenery whilst you travel to your new found holiday haven!

Where to stay!

The brand new & modern Teignmouth Townhouse which sleeps up to 6 guests, is an ideal holiday home from where you can base your stay with your family and/or friends and enjoy the wide range of things to do in and around Teignmouth & Shaldon!

Discovery Holiday Homes Team

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