What to do in the area

South Devon is a year-round resort. Here's just a selection of what's on and what to do in the area

Kingwear to Paignton steam train

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

The Dartmouth Steam Railway travels seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast. It follows the Dart Valley, a designated area of outstanding beauty. Stations at Goodrington Sands, Churston and Kingswear.  

Visit www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk for more details.

Kingswear Paddle Steamer

Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer

The paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today. She was built in 1924 at Philip & Son of Dartmouth and plied her trade between Totnes and Dartmouth until 1965. In her heyday when this impressive ship was the life blood of the river Dart, she could carry almost 500 passengers.

Enjoy a nostalgic cruise along the lower reaches of the river Dart in this historic vessel.

Visit: www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk for more details

Greenway House

Greenway House and gardens

Greenway House is just three miles from Raddicombe Lodge, and is easy to access via a minor road down to Galmpton and then along to Greenway.

Advance booking for car parking is essential; those arriving by 'green' means will have slots made available to see this unique and magical property.

Greenway operates a traffic management system to reduce car impact on the local village. All visitors wishing to park their car at Greenway MUST pre-book a car park space. Whenever possible please travel by 'green ways' to Greenway. Ferries available from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Or, leave your car at the Brixham Park and Ride (just 1.5 miles from us) and enjoy a historic bus ride to Greenway and back.

Raddicombe Lodge is one of the closest guesthouses to Greenway – so book early to ensure accommodation is available for your visit to Greenway.

Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre

The country home of the D'Oyly Carte family. Travel back in time to the jazz age.

This most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections. You can get an insight into 1920s life 'upstairs and downstairs' from the glamorous saloon and the airy servants' rooms. 

In the RHS accredited garden viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.

Coleton Fishacre received a bronze award for large visitor attraction of the year at the 2014 Visit Devon Awards, as well as two silver awards at the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards.