What to do and see in Kingsbridge, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

September 7, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Kingsbridge is a market town and tourist hub in the South Hams district of Devon, England, with a population of 6,116 at the 2011 census. Two electoral wards bear the name of Kingsbridge (East & North). Their combined population at the above census was 4,381. It is situated at the northern end of the Kingsbridge Estuary, a ria that extends to the sea six miles south of the town. It is the third largest settlement in the South Hams, following Ivybridge, the largest, and Totnes.
Restaurants in Kingsbridge

1. Start Point Lighthouse

Start Point, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ET, England +44 1803 770606
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4.5 based on 224 reviews

Start Point Lighthouse

The striking Start Point Lighthouse is situated on one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the south side of Start Bay between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.

Reviewed By sarahZ5705MQ - Bedford, United Kingdom

My friend and I decided to do the walk from North Halls car park to the lighthouse and around the point and back along the coastal path to the carpark . The walk is just under 4 miles and has varying terrain so is not for the feint hearted. The views were stunning once the mist cleared and the sun came out. As we walked around the point we were lucky enough to be able to watch 3 grey seals in the water at close range. A truly magical experience! The walk back was amazing. It made me really appreciate what lovely coats walks we have in this country. The light house itself was very striking too. It took us about 3 hours to do the walk but we did it at a leisurely pace so that we could truly take in the views and appreciate them. Whilst we may ache tomorrow as we aren't hardened walkers we both agreed that it was worth the effort!

1 The Promenade, Kingsbridge TQ7 1AW, England +44 1548 853235
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Kingsbridge

Reviewed By Weddingtrip147 - Plymouth, United Kingdom

We visited the Kingsbridge agricultural show and had a really good day out.
After watching arena displays we went for a walk around the many trade stands. Some were really good offering show day discounts. There was also a large marquee with many craft stalls mostly showing off local skills. There were also the usual animal pens showing all types of animals that you would see on a farm you could also get up close and touch most.
There was plenty of food available.
A good day out. A must to go to next year

3. Kingsbridge Information Centre

The Quay, Kingsbridge TQ7 1HS, England +44 1548 853195
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Kingsbridge Information Centre

At the heart of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kingsbridge is an extremely friendly town and our aim in the Information Centre is to make you feel like a local. We produce the annual 'Hello Kingsbridge & South Devon' guide and won a bronze award at the Devon Tourism Awards in 2016. Please get in touch, or pop in to see us on the Town Square for information, advice & a chat!

Reviewed By sunpookie - England

We had 2 hours to see what we could - a glimpse of Kingsbridge. My husband asked two lovely ladies for help - they took their time helping us and we're so friendly and we ended up seeing an art exhibition up the hill, having a coffee and walking along the Quays area, as far as the estuary, which we loved for its peace and tranquility. We will definitely come back when we have time for a longer visit.

76 Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1PP, England +44 1548 854573
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RED PROPELLER GALLERY

Reviewed By Peter H - New York

This is an excellent gallery selling a unique selection of original paintings. Many galleries in small towns in tourist dominated areas fill their space with poorly executed 'chocolate box' styles of painting depicting Beaches, sunsets over the sea etc. These paintings are far more interesting and would normally be expected in a more international gallery.

5. Harbour House Centre for Arts and Yoga

Harbour House The Promenade, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JD, England 44548854708
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Harbour House Centre for Arts and Yoga

Ground floor art gallery with regularly changing Exhibitions, first floor vegetarian café with delightful, secluded garden (level access to garden for wheelchairs and prams), three beautiful yoga studios, second floor art studio - lots of classes and workshops all week in this thriving community centre.

Reviewed By Jan R - Ferndown

A nice new top floor cafe with lovely home baked cakes, scones and biscuits. Nicely decorated, spotlessly clean with a five star food hygiene rating and friendly staff. Well worth popping in for coffee if you are viewing an art exhibition downstairs.

6. Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

108 Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1AW, England +44 1548 853235
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Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

A fun and interesting local history museum on the main street in Kingsbridge where you can discover the history of Kingsbridge and the South Hams. The museum is based in the old grammar school and you can still see the marks the pupils left. The museum has a large social history collection including our farm gallery, showing the importance of agriculture to the area as well as changing displays and Exhibitions focusing on a variety of aspects of local life. The museum also has quizzes, trails and an activity table for children all year round, plus events throughout the year. Check out our Facebook page for more details about events.

Reviewed By Heather L - Bedford, United Kingdom

This museum had so many things to see and although a low entrance fee if you wanted quizzes for the children you had to pay for them, but worth the time and entertainment for them, in its previous life it had been a school so lots of memorabilia from then and lots lots more, also lots of agricultural equipment outside (under cover) too

7. Kingsbridge Tranquillity Trail

The Quay, Kingsbridge, England
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Kingsbridge Tranquillity Trail

The Kingsbridge Tranquillity Trail is a circular walk that starts at the Information Centre where a free guide can be collected. It allows you to appreciate quiet places and nature even in the midst of a thriving town. The route includes a very scenic quayside walk, a hidden garden with old Lime Kiln, a secluded path alongside an ancient mill stream, attractive parks and a Community Garden.

Reviewed By bsafolkestone - Folkestone

This was our second holiday in Kingsbridge & despite walking up & down Fore Street several times, we were not aware of the East & West Backways. The leaflet form the Information Office gave us a very interesting route to follow

8. Salcombe Brewery Co

Estuary View, Ledstone, Kingsbridge TQ7 4BL, England +44 1548 854888
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Salcombe Brewery Co

Salcombe Brewery Co. has stunning views of Devon hills towards the beautiful Salcombe Ria. The brewhouse is a unique concept situated above a decommissioned water Reservoir, utilising the natural ambient temperature of the underground facility for storing beer making the brewery as energy efficient as possible. Together with the surrounding nature and views towards Salcombe, it’s a great place for local and visiting customers to enjoy. Brewery tours and Brew days are great interactive ways to learn more about the beers; Devon Amber, Seahorse, Lifesaver, Salcombe Gold and Shingle Bay. Visitors can watch the brewers in action, engage in a Q&A and enjoy the all-important samplings of the beer! The Taproom can also be hired for events such as meetings, parties and tastings, making the brewery a versatile place to visit and enjoy. The Brewery and Shop is open weekdays from 10.00 to 16.00 and seasonally on Saturdays. Get in touch for further information on Saturday opening times.

Reviewed By vince b

Interesting and informative brewery tour, Chris and Sam certainly know their craft (sorry Chris) and keep the brewing area spotless. Its only a matter of time before they start picking up some awards ,especially as they extend the range.We sampled most of the current range and whilst I prefer a dark malty beer the light colour hoppy beers were very well balanced and tasty.They also produce a pale ale which is simply stunning and well presented with its new label.Well worth a visit to this new and upcoming brewery.Best wishes.

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