A short walk east of the town centre takes you up Beacon Hill, with the excellent and characterful mock-tudor Beacon Vaults pub en route. From here you get great views westwards over the estuary. The Clock Tower in the main pic was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee.
It's at the top of the hill that beacons would be lit to warn the surrounding areas of dangers such as Viking invaders etcetera and hence the name.
As with most Devon destinations there is a friendly, helpful, TIC in the town centre. Staff here are more than willing to help with accommodation, local travel. advice on places to go and bookings for the local theatre, boat trips and coach trips.
As well as loads of useful freebie guides and maps they also have local guide books, maps and postcards for sale.
The TIC is situated on Alexandra Terrace which is between the "Beacon" roundabout and the seafront, to the east of the town centre, the office is nestled in the gardens about halfway, opposite the Imperial Hotel. To visit the local website for further information click HERE or phone 01395 222299.