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South Hams

Follaton House | Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE, England
01803 861234
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Totnes
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Walking
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I came to the area for work, but have fallen in love with it. The highlight is the coastal scenery - there are beautiful beaches, particularly if you're prepared to walk to the more remote ones. And the coastal path is unmissable, though quite strenuous in places. The stretch between East Portlemouth and Start Point is an exceptional walk. Add... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I travelled to Tones as we often do, living close by at Newton Abbot, just for a break. Returning along the road towards Newton Abbot on the right at the "Berry Pomeroy" turning, we saw a sign which read "Mare and Foal Sanctuary".Now my wife and I have never ridden a horse, but we have always been... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The countryside and beaches here are quite outstanding. From Salcombe to Kingsbridge, from Slapton to Hope Cove and from Bigbury on Sea to Kingston its just perfect. The scenery and walks are so interesting although I expect , in full season it can become very busy especially the small country roads

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Take the A379 from Exeter to Dawlish(with its famous shoreside railway line) and follow this road for the most spectacular coastal scenary, journeying through pretty Devon villages and rolling farmland. You won't be disappointed, especially on a beautiful sunny day! Go across the bridge and look back from the steep rise over Teignmouth, then through lively Torquay and Paignton and... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you are ever in the South Hams Area of Devon, Kingston is a lovely village with a very old pub the Ales are Moorish and the atmosphere was superb. If you are a walker the coast is very nice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you want stunning coastal and inland scenery, with quaint villages and superb attractions to please all ages you could do no better than visit the South Hams. We LOVE it.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

So many places to see, in the whole of the South Hams, at times it seems to have its own mini-climate against the rest of Devon, give yourself plenty of time to view. Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands, Slapton Sands, Torcross, Hallsands ,Start point, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Hope Cove, Bantham and Burgh Island beaches, then we still have areas like Newton Ferrers, Noss... More

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devon england
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109 reviews 109 reviews
14 attraction reviews
475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Excellent beaches. the delightful towns of Dartmouth, Torquay and Totnes to mention only a few, all have their own personality to offer the visitor. Dartmouth on the mouth of the river Dart with a wide range of pubs and restaurants, Torquay with its huge harbour and many shops to explore. Totnes with its diverse populace and eclectic shops and interesting... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Just a lovely area with fantastic beaches, tea shops, walks, villages and farmers markets. Perfect to visit all year round with always lots of events on.

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Kington Langley, null, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We absolutely love the South Hams. Why? We love the mixture of beautiful clear blue sea with wonderful lush green countryside. The lanes are small and narrow and you just can't be rushed even though the constant stopping to let traffic pass can be frustrating if you let it. Salcombe whilst a cracking place to visit has got to be... More

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