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Travel Guide to holidays in... Brixham, Devon, England



The fishing village of Brixham, which derives its name from ‘Briocs Village’, is set on hillside surrounding its harbour which serves as the port for a number of fishing trawlers. One notable feature of the harbour is the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind ship, which serves as a popular tourist attraction.

Brixham has a long military history, serving as a major part of Britain’s defence in former days. The Golden Hind replica is reflective of the importance of Brixham’s historical maritime roots, for it is off her coast that Drake fought the Spanish Armada following his legendary game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe.

Transport to the town is mainly provided by road or bus, but the heritage steam railway which links Paignton to Dartmouth (Kingswear) also passes nearby, with the nearest stop at the village of Churston. A range of holiday accommodation is provided in and around the town, including hotels, B&Bs and cottages, of which many were originally used by fishermen. Go2 provides for easy search and comparison of the various holiday lets in Brixham and the surrounding villages. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

North Devon

From the vast unspoilt expanses of Exmoor to its endless sandy beaches and charming seaside towns and villages, North Devon makes for the perfect cottage holiday getaway. Discover the beauties of this tranquil landscape for yourself with one of Go2's holiday lets or cottages in North Devon. Wild and rugged, Exmoor is great for walking, riding and cycling. This is Lorna Doone country, where farmers have battled the elements for centuries. The coastline here is truly spectacular and is a real highlight. Walk the Coastal Path, and you’ll be treated to stunning views of high cliffs dropping straight to the sea, or to small coves far below. Beach lovers will also enjoy a holiday in North Devon. Resorts like Woolacombe and Saunton offer long stretches of sandy beach that are ideal for surfing and sailboarding. Clovelly is a real beauty spot, and very picturesque, while Appledore is a picture-perfect fishing village. Ilfracombe is a more traditional seaside resort, but is not overly-commercialised, while the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth have an atmosphere all their own. Don’t miss the wonderful water-powered funicular railway here.

South Devon

Justly famous as one of England’s finest destinations, South Devon has everything you need for the perfect cottage holiday. Go2 has an extensive collection of holiday lets and cottages in South Devon, all ideally located for the many attractions on offer here. The fabulous coastline, stretching from Sidmouth to Plymouth is the main draw here. There are glorious beaches, mysterious estuaries, rugged cliffs and sandy coves to explore, as well as the famous English Riviera. Taking in the resorts of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, it offers all the facilities you need for a great seaside cottage holiday. Or if you prefer somewhere quieter on one of our South Devon holidays, there are the Georgian charms of Sidmouth, or Salcombe, long a favourite with sailors. Inland, you can get away from it all in the rugged splendours of Dartmoor National Park or just enjoy the rolling hills and rural delights of the South Devon countryside. Make time for a visit to Exeter, the bustling capital of the region, with its cathedral, cobbled streets and wide selection of shops. Or step back in time to the Elizabethan age in Totnes with its charming tudor houses.

Read more about Brixham at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Brixham with Go2.

Map of Brixham



Use the map below to view Brixham and its surrounding area. Controls are provided to allow for zooming in and out, scrolling around, and setting the map to satellite or terrain views.




Accommodation in Brixham

Whether it's a self catering holiday cottage or a hotel you're after use Go2's great search and comparison facilities to find the best accommodation in Brixham. Just follow the links below.

Some holiday lets or cottages in BrixhamDevon...



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Find Bed & Breakfast (B&Bs) and Guesthouses in Brixham with BedAndBreakfasts.co.uk

Pitchup.com

Find campsites in Brixham with PitchUp.com




What to Visit and Where to Eat in Brixham



Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in Brixham

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Brixham pay the following sites a visit...

Find restaurants in Brixham at Yell.com

Find restaurants in Brixham at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Brixham visit Sugar Vine


If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Brixham...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Brixham area then...

Cycle-Route.com - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.




The Weather in Brixham



Will it rain or will it shine? Here's the outlook for Brixham over the next few days...






How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Brixham

Transport tavel guide to Brixham

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Brixham and you're convinced. Brixham is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

Planes, trains or automobiles...
Transport Direct will point you in the right direction!

Or simply
plan your journey with Traveline :-)


Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.









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