Teignmouth Things to Do
Before the opening of the bridge that links Teignmouth to Shaldon, travellers had the choice of making a crossing by the foot ferry or, if they had horses or a vehicle, making a detour of 12 to 14 miles to Newton Abbot and back.The first bridge was opened in 1827 and at 1,671 feet long was the longest wooden bridge in England, between 1838 and 1840...more
Teignmouth has an historical Harbour, which has been trading for over three hundred years, and was once a major centre for crews and ships for the Newfoundland fisheries, now it is used regularly by fishing boats and yachts. The harbour itself is virtually landlocked, and provides complete shelter. The area consists of a large drying bank, called...more
The Church was built in 1845 as a Wesleyan chapel and was designed by the architect R B Best and built at a cost of £1,500, the building has recently refurbished to remove some of the 1960s modernisation. The church is built of Plymouth rubble-stone and rendered with freestone dressings and has a slate roof. To the front there are three...more
In The Triangle is Scots seafood Diner which is one of the last family old world cafe's. Prices are cheap with indoor & outdoor seating, here if you order a cream tea the scones r presented warmed up, unlike other cafe's.There are outside boards & upstairs seating, service is fast. You order at the counter & pay & u can actually see the food being...more
As both a seaside resort and having its own fishing fleet the town's culinary speciality is fish'n chips. You'll find half-a-dozen or so shops (both take-away and eat-in) dotted around the centre and a couple more along the seafront.The Harbour Fish Bar (established 1989) is as good as any for a take-away. Service is quick and friendly and prices...more
Along the seafront about 100 yards from Teignmouth Pier, is the Beach Comber restaurant. The cafe is near Teignmouth war memorial & is open from 10am-6pm seven days a week, & is great for families & single people alike. The menu is varied with special offers, which you can find on a huge black board on the wall inside the restaurant. There's...more
This comes for four days every August & usually ends with a firework display along the seafront. There are many stalls doing the usuel thing, but if you are a foreigner, I'll give you a brief decription here. They have the dodgems ride which seems to be quite popular with tourists, also there is a bow n arrow stall where you try to hit the target to win a stuffed toy, might as well hit the toy instead! The Halter-Skelter is good for children & the Hall of Mirrors, the ghost train which is about as frightening as watching paint dry, may amuse the faint hearted I doubt it.
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Whilst the town is small enough to be easily walkable to get out and about in the local area there's an excellent bus service, mostly provided by Stagecoach buses. The #2 runs between Exeter and Newton Abbot (pretty much following the same route as the railway) whilst the #32 is the local run-around. Bus stops are well signposted with routes and...more
Teignmouth is on the main railway line between London Paddington and Penzance and whilst not all high-speed services stop here there are regular trains in both directions with Exeter being about 20 minutes journey time and Plymouth 45.The station is located on the northern edge of the town centre and is about 5 minutes walk from the seafront. As...more
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Teignmouth is quite interesting place to shop if you know where to go & what you are after. Here I have made a list of shops which are available in Teignmouth & what they specialise in; hope this helps. Please let me know if you would like more information.• Bitz (bargain shop which specialises in household good’s)• WH Smith’s• QS (ladies wear,...more
There r a numerouse amount of gifty shops in & around the town, so I will decribe some of them to you. On the corner of bank St is a shop called Teignmouth Gifts, here u will find postcards, ornaments & dingies hanging up outside. There is a shop over the road which sells golf umbrellas for £2.99 & witty signs like "sometimes I wake up grumpy,...more
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Teignmouth Local Customs
With its sheltered harbour leading out to the open seas of the English Channel Teignmouth is one of the south coast's centres for pilot gig racing.
The pilot gig was the boat used to ferry the pilot out to sailing vessels as they approached harbour to guide them through the safe channels. The local pilots would compete to be first to reach the incoming ship as it was a case of first to arrive gets the job (and hence the remuneration). Thus the pilot gigs evolved into swift racing boats.
With modern technology and accurate charts however the gigs, and even the pilots, became redundant but their modern incarnation is as competitive seagoing racing boats.
The modern gigs are based on the Cornish pilot gig (also the name of the governing association) which is a clinker-built, six-oared boat with a cox, 32 feet in length and 4 and a half feet in girth. Racing takes place at several ports around the South-west with the annual World Championship taking place over the May Day bank holiday weekend on the Isles of Scilly. Whilst the competitors are mostly from the South-west there are also a significant number of American and Dutch and it all looks very competitive.
Not only is it very competitive but several of the teams are sponsored by local pubs and breweries - sounds good to me!Related to:
- Sailing and Boating
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Teignmouth Warnings and Dangers
Teignmouth's inner harbour, known as "The Salty", has its own little beach at low tide where you'll find the local small boats and pilot gigs moored. Because the harbour is tidal the craft are anchored to fixed chains which you need to keep an eye out for.This is especially true when you've got your camera - there you are looking for interesting...more
There’s a long stretch of wall from Dawlish to Teignmouth running along the seafront. Here is where the railway line runs before zooming through a very long tunnel. It’s also here that during wet & windy weather, trains hurtle under the waves at 90 miles per hour! Virgin had to stop at Dawlish because the sea was coming over the bridge, & hitting...more
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Teignmouth Tourist Traps
Teignmouth Pier began life in 1865, & was completed in 1867 I bealive. Classed as a Victorian pier it was the haunt of many people, & still is right up to the 21st century. It was designed by J.W. Wilson, who ever that is. Steamers used to go from the pier offering daily excursion's, to Plymouth & even Waymouth.
There are many up 2 date games on the pier, including many that are remnants from the sixtie's. There are a row of 1-armed bandits from the 50's, one of them must have dementia as it was still paying out money even thro I wasn't winning anything! There are rides outside for kiddies, althrough it can get a bit windy out thur at times. Coloured lights hang across the pier & there are still a few ride's I rode on when I was a nipper, still there including a little car which just goes back n forth. There are four pin ball machines, a small bowling ally, & power boats to play with. There is also a small cafe just in the entrance which does hot doughnuts. next door is a small shop which does beachgear including dingys, t-towels & postcards. you can also have your portrait done in a booth on the pier, & win tokons which get you prizes.
Unique Suggestions: Have a go on the penny slot machine's. There are also tho's machines, that when you push in a copper coin, little levers push it against other coins, to make them (hopefully) fall out with others. Got a free win once when the whole lot fell down into the draw.
Don't touch the grabbers, I won a tiger once & it's head fall off!
Fun Alternatives: Check out the food bar, there are some tasty offers on. There is outdoor seating for all you chippie's, the other amusements archade is called The Purple Penny where you can play Pool and bingo.Related to:
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Teignmouth What to Pack
Luggage and bags: Travel lite if possible, suitcases with wheel's on are good, especially if you are coming on train into Bristol to change for Teignmouth. Bristol has lots of platforms, & is a nightmare if you don't know what train to catch next.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pair of your best shorts
coat for the chillier evenings, especially if you are going out on any of the boat trips
Umbrella for both rain and sun
Bum bag to hide valuables
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Towels are supplied at the Mellons, but bring one in case.
soap (liquid if poss)
Photo Equipment: Keep camera's away from the sand, as grit can completely ruin the mechanism.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Towel for the beach
Sun tan oil (20 upwards)
sun shelter, can be brought in gift shops
Miscellaneous: Drink lots of liquids during the hotter weather. You can buy things in Teignmouth.
Teignmouth Off The Beaten Path
This is a lovely peachful bit of Teignmouth known as, the back beach. Why can't it have a name? Local historian Viv Wilson could be named after it, we have a road named after our local author.Anyway, this is a great place to watch boats, seagulls & other people's dogs. Catch the Sheldon ferry from here, or just watch the world go by. Lot's of boats...more
Trying to find info about a certain village to make sure my facts are right , is a herrendouse NIGHTMARE!Over the water is the town of Sheldon which is a must to visit. From £1.20, you can catch the world’s oldest ferry over the water, which takes you right up to the beach. There is a smugglers tunnel up the hill here, which takes you to another...more
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Teignmouth Sports & Outdoors
This shop is in the corner of Northumberland place just over the road from the Devon Arms. They deal with bikes & boats & do bicycle hire at £9.95 full day & £6.95 half day. Some of the bikes they have are:
They have a workshop out the back which offers a full wheel building facility on the premise's.
Equipment: No matter what the problem with your cycle, they can decipher it in our on-site workshop service. From a full overhaul to frame straightening, no job is too big or too small.
They are one of only a handful of shops in the county to offer a wheel building facility on the premises. With work charged at a very competitive hourly rate, you are certain a cost successful repair.
They carry a complete range of spares from leading manufacturers such as Shimano, Tioga & Campagnolo, and any parts we don't stock can usually be sourced within 24 hours.Related to:
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Walking the main road towards Shaldon Bridge from the railway station I caught a glimpse of what looked like a castle on a rise in the middle of a housing estate. I didn't think Teignmouth had a castle and so a bit of investigatory digression was required.It turns out that the building is in fact a church, dedicated to St James and that its tower,...more
You need never get lost in Teignmouth, nor wonder what you are looking at. Teignmouth is emminently walkable and all around the town, and along the seafront, the local authority provides useful maps and information signs. The maps are accurate and easy to read and the signs informative, giving a bit of historical and local background (and even...more
For all your tourist queries such as things to do, public transport information, assistance with accommodation etc the Tourist Information Centre is located on Den Crescent, opposite the pier. Staff are friendly and helpful and as well the usual freebie leaflets there are guides, maps, souvenirs and postcards for sale. The TIC also acts as ticket...more
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