Newton Abbot Travel Guide

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Newton Abbot Things to Do

  • River Teign

    As with most Devon Rivers, the Teign begins its travels from Dartmoor, after flowing south it becomes tidal at Newton Abbot before reaching the English Channel at Teignmouth, a distance of some 30 miles. Due to the river being tidal the mudflats at Newton Abbot are loved by birds, and habitat which leads to a large variety of wildlife.June 2012

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  • Have A Day At The Races!

    Newton Abbot is one of the most popular summer racecourses in the UK with its August weekend festival attracting over 12,000 racegoers.Unfortunately I haven't had a day-off which coincides with a raceday but it is on my "To Do" list. I should imagine this is a fun day out and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to while away the wait between...

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  • If You Take Your Beer Seriously?

    Then a visit to Tuckers Maltings should be a Newton Abbot "Must Do".The process of malting barley is the first stage in the beermaking process. This involves soaking the grains, allowing them to germinate and then stopping the process by drying and heating. The starches in the malted barley change from insoluble to soluble and are now ready to be...

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Newton Abbot Restaurants

  • Great Food at Great Prices

    This is a traditional pub and restaurant that serves fresh and quality meals. The décor is stylish with a driftwood sculpture, pastel colour and a shabby chic feel to it. Delightful panoramic views of the River Teign estuary which require a window table to fully appreciate. Booking recommended.Monday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pmSunday: 11:00...

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  • Beefeater

    Family restaurant that operates under the Beefeater chain belonging to the Premier Inn Stable. The Grandstand is brand new (2012) and is laid out open plan with an adjoining lounge bar for drinkers.We ate here on our second night of four and enjoyed the quality and value so much we returned the next night, it may not be Gordon Ramsey but it is good...

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  • Flaming Sambuca

    I'm not sure if the Eastern Eye was there before, under another guise, but my governor at work brought it up in conversation last week, so I thought I'd give it a try. And not disappointed at all - OK I've only been once and only had one main course but the place has a certain "swagger" to it - it buzzes (and this was a Tuesday Night!).Once we had...

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Newton Abbot Transportation

  • Newton Abbot Railway Station

    Newton Abbot is on the main railway line between London Paddington and Penzance and all the trains stop here. The three main operators are First Great Western, Southwest Trains and CrossCountry. The town is also on the branch lines between Exeter to Paignton and Exmouth. The station is located a short walk east of the town centre, at the end of...

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  • Local and County Buses

    Newton Abbot is the local hub for bus services around this neck of the woods. Regular services provided by Stagecoach link the town to Exeter, the Torbay area and Totnes whilst the locally-based Country Bus Service reaches out into the surrounding rural areas including several Dartmoor towns and villages. The bus station is in the town centre, just...

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Newton Abbot Shopping

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    by grayfo Written Jul 12, 2012

    Trago is a Family Shopping and Leisure Park that is set within 110 acres and sells 80,000 products across 38 departments. There is a steam railway which runs for 2 and half miles and also an award winning model railway. The Park has free parking for 2,500 cars, a petrol station and a great choice of cafes, snacks and takeaway restaurants all with plenty of seating areas.

    Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Admission: Free

    June 2012

    What to buy: Furniture, Gardening, Craft and Hobby, Clothing, Footwear, Giftware, Stationery, Books, Soft Furnishings, Toys & Games, Sports, Fishing, Lighting, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Chandlery, Carpets and Rugs, Pet Supplies, DIY, Electrical, Equestrian, plus lots more...

    What to pay: Various

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Newton Abbot Local Customs

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    by johngayton Written Dec 12, 2013

    The Railway Inn, next door to the station here in Newton has long been one of my favourite pubs when travelling around this neck of the woods by train. I have been known to get off one train just to stop for a beer before getting the next train onwards to where I was heading. There are so few proper pubs left these days that I feel a personal responsibility to support as many as I can - that's my excuse anyway!

    Now I've got a doubleplusgood reason for detouring via The Railway since it is now a brewery as well as a pub. The Platform 5 brewery started up in spring 2013 brewing for the Railway and a couple of other pubs owned by the same people and bloody good beers they are too. It's still very much a fledgling company but the three beers currently being made deserve serious sampling and at less than £3 per pint are very pocket-friendly.

    Being the brewer also ensures that the pub will stay a pub for the foreseeable future and so that's an extra doubleplusgood bonus!

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    • Beer Tasting
    • Trains

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Newton Abbot Sports & Outdoors

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    by grayfo Written Jun 21, 2013

    Newton Abbot Racecourse is one of the country’s leading summer jumps racecourses and hosts about 19 meetings per season. The course is a flat, oval, tight, left-handed circuit of about 1 mile 1 furlong distance.

    June 2012

    Equipment: Binoculars and lots of money.

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    • Horse Riding

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