12, Newton Abbot to Brixham


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No. of Attractions:

6 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

60 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 20 minutes

Starting point:

Newton Abbot

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Journey fact:

Brixham boasts a peculiar claim to fame as the birthplace of the iconic British pirate, William Kidd, also known as Captain Kidd, who sailed the seas during the 17th century.

Journey Overview

It’s known as the “English Riviera” and this is a great bus journey that cuts through the heart of this magical, seaside setting – of hotel bars with quaint verandas and of chic shops, restaurants and houses, overlooking the atmospheric Torbay coast.

It’s a journey that leaves the shopping hustle and market town fun of Newton Abbot behind, passing the Alexandra Cinema which looks like an historic church before traversing a serene country setting, then glimpses of the more often tranquil coastline, marked by rhythmic waves.

Whereas the sea seems to crash hard against the promenades and cliff-front in Dawlish and Teignmouth, further east, this route has a more Mediterranean flavour, particularly as it winds itself through Torquay, round the bay, with its palm trees and flash boats and with the pretty Royal Terrace Gardens on the approach.  Then it’s onwards to Paignton, where the scenery is charming but more convivial, traditional seaside – of cockles and mussels stands on the seafront, quirky shops, pretty parks and gardens and the picturesque level crossing on the entry to the railway station, which is also the home of the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

It’s fields, trees and hills either side of the bus as the adventure continues to Brixham, where the bus passes some idyllic classic Devon cottages and also the expertly manicured fairways and greens of the Churston Golf Club on the left. The approach to Brixham is fascinating with its harbour setting, the perfect denouement for a perfect journey!


A Fab Day Out!

Embarking on the picturesque journey from Newton Abbot to Brixham, unfolds a day filled with coastal wonders and cultural attractions.

At the starting point of the journey, Newton Abbey, 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?

Departing from Newton Abbot, customers are welcomed by rolling countryside vistas, setting the stage for the rest of the journey. Upon reaching Torquay, the renowned “English Riviera,” customers can explore palm-lined promenades, revel in the elegance of Victorian architecture, and engage with the fascinating marine life at the Living Coasts Zoo & Aquarium.

Moving onwards to Paignton, which has a fab sandy beach and the iconic Paignton Pier but also the opportunity to see wildlife from all around the globe at the acclaimed Paignton Zoo. For history enthusiasts, the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway provides a nostalgic journey through the scenic South Devon landscape. It’s a stones-throw from the Bus Station.

The adventure concludes in Brixham, a small fishing town. Here, folk can explore the historic harbour, discover heritage at the Brixham Heritage Museum, and taste fresh seafood delights.


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