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



The popular seaside town of Paignton in South Devon forms part of the Torbay district along with the neighbouring towns of Brixham and Torquay.

Situated in the ‘English Riviera’ Paignton’s roots go back to Celtic times. It was traditionally a fishing village, but with a new harbour built in 1847 and the arrival of the railways in 1859 the town grew to become increasingly popular as a tourist destination.

With sandy beaches and a temperate climate Paignton has long been popular with families, and in addition to the town itself and its beaches, there are several popular tourist attractions including the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway and Paignton Zoo.

Transport facilities are good with bus, road and rail access. Accommodation of all kinds is available including a good range of cottages and holiday lets searchable on Go2. 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 Paignton at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Paignton with Go2.

Map of Paignton



Use the map below to view Paignton 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 Paignton

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 Paignton. Just follow the links below.

Some holiday lets or cottages in PaigntonDevon...



Find holiday cottages and lets in Paignton with Go2

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

Pitchup.com

Find campsites in Paignton with PitchUp.com




What to Visit and Where to Eat in Paignton



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 Paignton

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

Find restaurants in Paignton at Yell.com

Find restaurants in Paignton at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Paignton visit Sugar Vine


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

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 Paignton 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 Paignton



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






How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Paignton

Transport tavel guide to Paignton

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Paignton and you're convinced. Paignton 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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