2, Exeter to Newton Abbot


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No. of Attractions:

4 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

100 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 30 minutes

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Journey fact:

Newton Abbot is known for its "Pannier Market," a historic market that has been operating for over seven centuries. Established in the 13th century, the market has been a hub for local traders, offering a variety of goods, from fresh produce to artisan crafts.

Journey Overview

This really is a cracker of a journey, offering scenic views of rolling hills, open countryside, and coastal landscapes, with the waves crashing in. Customers will glimpse the iconic Dawlish Water, a charming brook, and enjoy coastal panoramas along the English Channel.

The fun-packed city of Exeter is left behind and it’s through small valleys, pretty churches and blue cottages and with epic glimpses of the sea before the bus arrives at Dawlish. To the left are famous views of the Great Western Railway line and perhaps a sighting of trains emerging from the red, sandy tunnels alongside the always atmospheric seafront.

It’s a treat to alight at Dawlish and walk along the promenade – trains on one side, sea on the other or around the picturesque town. As the bus pulls in, close to the station, check out the pretty gardens in the centre with sculptures of animals in the middle – the pandas are our favourites. There’s some great independent craft, gift and coffee shops in Dawlish and pastel painted houses, providing great photo opportunities!

The bus continues with views of the Teignmouth United Reform Church and then the Pier, contributing to the vibrant seaside atmosphere. The bus stops in the heart of Triangle Place with its delightfully pastel coloured regency style buildings and small independent shops. Then it’s up the hill, past the rugby ground on the left and then down hills with pretty cottages and bungalows overlooking the sea below and past the Smuggler’s Inn pub and its hanging baskets.

The coast turns into a wide estuary with lovely small sailing boats moored, fields and tudor cottages on the opposite side of the bus. Very soon, the bus meanders its way into Newton Abbot with its great rail connections to Cornwall in one direction and inland back to Exeter and beyond. Or, if this journey has been entrancing, then there’s more fun to be had with connecting buses on the number 12 by Stagecoach along the English Riviera to Torquay and Paignton – another fab treat!


A Fab Day Out!

Travelling from Exeter to Newton Abbot route ensures a delightful day out along the stunning South Devon coastline.

At the starting point, Exeter Bus Station, there is so much to do already before the journey has even began. Looking for some history and culture? Visit Exeter Cathedral, a stunning example of Gothic architecture, standing as a historic masterpiece with its intricate detailing, soaring vaults, and long history dating back nearly a thousand years.

Departing from Exeter, passengers are treated to scenic coastal views as the bus makes its way to Dawlish. Here, the iconic Dawlish Water creates a picturesque setting, perfect for leisurely strolls by the coast. Not in the mood for a walk? Then explore the Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve, located at the mouth of the River Exe, known for its diverse wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.

Continuing to Teignmouth, a stunning coastal town with historic Georgian buildings, long sandy beaches, and fresh local food, visit the historic Teignmouth Pier and take in panoramic views of the English Channel. The South Devon coastal charm is complemented by quaint cafes, such as The Old Java Coffee House.

At the final stop of the journey, Newton Abbot an aesthetic, peaceful market town, there is much to do and see. This town is filled with history, dating back over 700 years to the middle ages. Why not tour one of the medieval manors that is still standing today in Newton Abbot, Bradley Manor?

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