Visit Newton Abbot

A historic market town, that is ideally located if you wish to visit all the surrounding towns, villages, the majestic moors or coastline.


Referred to as the New Town of the Abbots (from the nearby Torre Abbey) the town was renamed Newton Abbot in the 13th century. Originally there were two towns until finally they joined under one council in 1901.

St Leonard’s Tower (The Clock Tower), is the remains of an ancient church demolished in 1836 and sits in the centre of the town.


  • Airbnb, from £20 a night for a private room, while entire apartments/homes can start from around £40 a night, this would be my recommended option.
  • Hostel, There are no hostels in Newton Abbot.
  • Camping, Treacle Valley Campsite from £14, Parkers Farm Holiday Park from £12
  • B&B & Guest Houses, There are loads to choose from, probably best to look at the reviews on tripadvisor.  Prices start from £40 a night.
  • Hotel, Again there are many from the budget Travelodge, Premier Inn . Prices start from £40 – £150 a night.

Getting Around:

  • Bus, Stagecoach will take you to all major surrounding towns (12 to Torbay, 88 to Totnes) and Country Bus takes you to some of the more secluded areas.
  • Taxi, There are a few to choose from:
  • Car, is by far the easiest option if you want to travel between towns. There are a few local places you can hire from, Enterprise, Teign Vehicle Rentals & Budget Car.
    • Very little in the way of free parking in town. The closest would be the Leisure centre, Forde House and Collet Way, but you’ll have a bit of a walk into town. Cheapest is Osborne Street
  • Walking, unless you want to head out of town, everything is easily within walking distance.

Things To Do:

  • Bakers Park
  • Courtenay Park
  • Decoy Country Park
  • House of Marbles
  • iBounce Trampoline Park
  • Nationwide Paintball
  • Newton Abbot Races
  • Prickly Ball Farm
  • Stover Country Park
  • Town Quay
  • Trago Mills

Where To Eat & Drink:

  • Bickley Mill Inn
  • Coombe Cellars (sit by the river and enjoy a meal)
  • Dartmouth Inn
  • Hannahs
  • Hare & Hounds
  • Indulgence (enjoy some cakes & beverages)
  • Jacksons (Fish & Chips)
  • Jolly Farmer
  • Lemon Jelli (retro cafe that does a great breakfast)
  • Locomotive Inn
  • Market Gate
  • The Pharmacy Cafe (Quirky modern take on an old-school pharmacy)
  • The Pizza Cafe
  • Ricca’s
  • Richard Hopkins (Spoons)
  • Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill
  • Sandygate Inn
  • Tean’s Thai Kitchen
  • Teign Cellars
  • Two Mile Oak
  • Wildgoose Inn
  • Ye Olde Cider Bar (One of only four remaining cider houses in the UK)

Where To Find Them:

Nearby Destinations:

Helpful Tips:

  • Every Tuesday and Friday the town plays host to a very popular local farmer’s market.
  • Walk everywhere, Newton isn’t big, so you can save yourself a few pounds by walking everywhere.
  • Be aware of the seagulls if your outside with food.
  • Get £30 off your first Airbnb trip of £55 or more click here.

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