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What to do in the area.

2019

We are a year round resort. Here's just a selection of what's on and what to do in the area.

 

Brixham Pirate Festival - May

Dartmouth Music Festival - May

Devon County Show - May

BrixFest - May

Dartington Food Festival May

Occombe Beer Festival Preston/Paignton - June

Torbay Air Show - June

Kingsbridge Beer Festival - July

Kingsbeer Festival July

Crab Festival - July

Big Beach Picnic Paignton - July

Kingsbridge Fair Week - July

Totnes and District Agricultural Show - July

Torbay Carnival Week - July to Aug

Torbay Steam Fair - Aug

Woofstock Dartmouth - August

Dittisham Regatta - August

Totnes Carnival - August

Torbay Royal Regatta Sailing August.

Shakespeare Week - August

Dartmouth Royal Regatta  - August.

Fishstock Brixham - September.

Agatha Christie Festival - September.

Kingsbridge Show - Sept

Dartmouth Food Festival - October

Candlelit Dartmouth 2019 - December.

 

Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer.

A paddle steamer has returned to the town where it was built for the first time in almost 50 years.

The Kingswear Castle was used by people travelling between Dartmouth, Kingswear and Totnes in Devon from the 1920s until the 1960s.

It was then used on the Isle of Wight and in Kent.

A local company has signed a 15-year contract with the owner, PSPS (Paddle Steamer Preservation Society) for it be returned to Dartmouth.

The society purchased the Kingwear Castle in 1967 for £600.

It then left Devon and operated from Cowes on the Isle of Wight and then Chatham in Kent.

The steamer will be used for river cruises from Dartmouth from Easter weekend.

 

Coleton Fishacre

The country home of the D'Oyly Carte family you can 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.

Greenway House and gardens

Greenway House is just 3 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.

Contact details for Greenway for opening times
01803 842382
Fax: 01803 661900
Email[email protected]

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

This is the new name for Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverlink.  They are unique in offering combined steam railway, river and sea adventures for days out in Devon.  Their‘Round Robin’ trip which takes you by train, by boat and bus is their most popular excursion and is not to be missed. Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley, a designated area of outstanding beauty; with stations at Goodrington Sands, Churston and the beautiful village of Kingswear which sits proudly opposite the pretty Port of Dartmouth.  Two New Excursions for 2010 – ‘The Sea Train Adventurer’ which departs from Torquay, Haldon Pier.  Sail to Dartmouth and return by steam train and bus.

The ‘Salcombe Voyage’ sail along the coast from Dartmouth to the lovely ‘Port Of Salcombe’ on selected dates through the Summer.

Riverboats operating on the stunning River Dart offer daily scheduled services to the historic town of Totnes and regular services to the picturesque villages of Dittisham and Stoke Gabriel.  Harbour Cruises operate daily from Dartmouth.

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

 

For other events in the South Hams please visit:

www.southhamsevents.co.uk