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21 Aug 2020
Newton Abbot is a historic market town surrounded by beautiful South Devon countryside. The town is home to a large range of shops, restaurants and open spaces and is perfectly located close to both Dartmoor National Park and a number of lively seaside towns.
Things to do in Newton Abbot
If you like shopping, there are a number of markets held throughout the week including an Outdoor Market held on a Wednesday and Saturday, a popular Indoor Pannier Market open Monday to Saturday and a weekly Produce Market held every Friday in Courtenay Street. As well as the markets, Newton Abbot town centre is home to wide variety of shops from high street names to independent retailers and a department store.
For families there are plenty of attractions in Newton Abbot and the surrounding area. Newton Abbot Racecourse hosts race meetings throughout the summer months. Trago Mills Shopping and Leisure Park has a family fun park, discount shopping and one of the biggest garden centres in the area.
Newton Abbot provides access to some great parks and outdoor spaces. Decoy Country Park, Courtenay Park and Bakers Park can all be found within walking distance of the centre, as can the Town Quay and new bridge, which forms part of an extended cycle route. Within a short drive you’ll find Stover Country Park and the Ted Hughes Poetry Trail. If you are looking to explore on foot, Newton Abbot sits part way along the Templer Way, a walking route tracing the 18 mile historic route granite took from the quarries at Haytor, Dartmoor, to the docks at Teignmouth.
Places to eat in Newton Abbot
In Newton Abbot and the surrounding area you will find a great range of pubs and restaurants, as well as serving up great local produce these establishments are packed full of character, atmosphere and charm.
Throughout the year a number of great food and drink festivals and events can be found in the towns and villages around Newton Abbot, as well as a produce market held on Fridays, in the town, you won’t be able to miss your chance to sample some fresh local Devonshire produce when you visit.