Visit Kingsbridge and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Kingsbridge, Devon. Shopping centre for an exceedingly fertile farming district known as the South Hams, it is at its best after dark when its steep, narrow main street is made glamorous by its shape and the quality in its lit-up shop windows. There is plenty of pleasant — and some curious — slate-hanging in this street, a quaint arcaded building called the Shambles (1796), and a good, terse, early Socialist epitaph just inside the churchyard on the right. And it is nice down by its estuary-head.
From the 14th to the 19th centuries it was a port, shipping — in the Middle Ages — wool and sharp tools from its foundry, and building ships, and running — in the 19th century — a steamer service to Plymouth. It also had flour, cider, textile and brewing industries. These businesses have all gone, but it continues to prosper. Dodbrook church, further up this road, has a good 15th-century screen. William Cookworthy, discoverer of china clay in England, was born in the town in 1705.
Nearby towns: Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Salcombe, Totnes
Nearby villages: Ashsprington, Aveton Gifford, Bigbury-on-Sea, Blackawton, Brownston, Chillington, Churchstow, Cornwood, Cornworthy, Diptford, Dittisham, East Allington, East Portlemouth, Ermington, Galmpton, Halwell, Harberton, Harford, Holbeton, Kingswear, Loddiswell, Ludbrook, Lutton, Malborough, Modbury, Moreleigh, North Huish, Sandquay, Slapton, Slapton, South Brent, South Milton, South Pool, Stoke Fleming, Stoke Gabriel, Stokenham, Thurlestone, Ugborough, West Alvington, West Prawle, Woodleigh, Wrangaton, Yealmpton
Have you decided to visit Kingsbridge or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Kingsbridge bed and breakfast (a Kingsbridge B&B or Kingsbridge b and b)
- a Kingsbridge guesthouse
- a Kingsbridge hotel (or motel)
- a Kingsbridge self-catering establishment, or
- other Kingsbridge accommodation