Things to Do
Kingsbridge is a typical South Devon town full of ‘olde world’ charm but with its feet planted firmly in the 21st Century. Surrounded by pretty little villages and rolling hills, this is proper ‘cream tea’ country, so make sure you indulge at least once while you’re here. Or if you fancy something a little hotter pay a visit to the South Devon Chilli Farm nearby!
Historic market town
As with many towns in South Devon, Kingsbridge has a connection with Agatha Christie. Nearby is Burgh Island, the setting Christie used for two of her most famous novels, And Then There Were None and the popular Evil Under The Sun.
Kingsbridge’s William Cookworthy discovered china clay in Devon in the 1700s, which gave rise to the porcelain industry – you can learn about it at the Cookworthy Museum, which also gives you a ‘potted’ history of the town. Also worth a look is the Kingsbridge Community Garden, a beautiful working organic garden run by local volunteers.
South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Kingsbridge is in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which also covers Dartmouth, Kingswear and other nearby villages. The area contains ‘nationally important’ populations of greater horseshoe bat and several other species. Close by is Bantham Beach – great for surfing - while the Kingsbridge Estuary is a haven for wild birds.
Just a short drive from Torquay, why not visit Kingsbridge during your stay on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay?
For further details of places to stay, things to do and events in Teignbridge and the South Hams, please visit the official Visit South Devon website.
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We are holding an event at the cricket club playing field at The Butts, West Alvington Kingsbridge on the 13th August from 12 noon to 8 pm. This event is for the launch of the new Devon Air Ambulance Helicopter.
- 13 Aug 2013To13 Aug 2013
The South Devon Chilli Farm started in 2003 and has grown steadily to the point where we now grow over 10,000 chilli plants every year and harvest tons of fresh chillies which we sell fresh or use in our range of chilli Products.