Newton Abbot Info
Newton Abbot makes a great gateway location to explore one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of the country - Dartmoor. This thriving little market town also has a few surprises of its own too. With much to see and do combining both new and old, the town's location near the south Devon coast and pleasant amenities make it an excellent place to spend some time.
With a long history steeped in trade, particularly in wool and leather, Newton Abbot is enormously well connected with good transport links to neighbouring Torquay and Exeter, and surprisingly easy to reach from elsewhere in the country. The town was also home to the South Devon Railway Works, and whilst these no longer exist, the railway remains a strong part of Newton Abbot's identity.
The town boasts a number of landmarks and places of interest, from Alexandra Theatre and the many almshouses to the Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum. An historic Cheese and Onion Fayre is also held in honour of St Leonard at the beginning of September, with many other celebrations and festivals throughout the year.
The town is also ideally situated to reach the coast for a spot of sunbathing or sailing, as well as Dartmoor National Park for some climbing, cycling and hiking.
For those who prefer to take it easy, Newton Abbot also has plenty of shopping and places to dine as well as many traditional English pubs in which to enjoy a well-deserved pint.