Newton Abbot, is a town in South Devon filled with lots of attractions.
Historical and heritage sites, food & drinks, parks, wildlife, and much more. Here are some great places worth visiting in and nearby Newton Abbot!
St. Leonard’s Tower
You will find the ancient tower of St. Leonard or ‘the Clock Tower’ in the center of the town. It was built in about 1220 and has two working clocks on the tower.
Workhouse and Almshouses
A workhouse was built in 1837 in East Street by Newton Abbot Poor Law Union. It was a place where people who were unable to support themselves could go to live and work. On the other hand Almshouses were founded to serve shelter for needy people through charity. The Almshouses preserves its history long back from 1538. Marckrell’s Almshouses in Totnes road are the most noticeable of all Newton’s almshouses.
This is a medieval manor house sets amongst the woodland and meadows in the valley of River Lemon, just a half mile to the west of Newton Abbot. It is one of the smaller manor house of the 15th century. The architecture of the house seems to be influenced by Dartington hall. The house contains the collections of arts and crafts, furniture, and pre-Raphaelite paintings. Overall, it is a great historical place where one can find signs of Stone Age and Iron Age.
Old Forde House
This is a Grade I listed Jacobean former manor house in the town which was built in 1610. The Ford House is noted for its wood carving and plaster work. These days, this Forde House has become a perfect venue to celebrate functions, family get-together and business events.
Newton Abbot Town & GWR Museum
This Great Western Railway museum explores the town’s links with the railway. It has working single box and model of IK Brunel’s Atmospheric Railway. It explore fantastic past of the town from prehistoric times to 21st century. It is worth visiting this museum where one can explore town’s fantastic past.
Tuckers maltings is one of the four malt houses in England that produces malt in the traditional way. They are known for coloured malts, wheat malt, Torrefied wheat and micronized maize. Tucker’s Maltings Beer Festival is a great and most demanding festival that showcases the Finest ales of the Southwest’ SIBA members. It is a great festival with full of malt beers filled with flavours and spirits.
Newton Abbot Racecourse
It is one of the leading summer jumps racecourses of the country. It host to 19 thrilling horseracing fixtures each year. It is a perfect place to visit with friends and families for an action packed afternoon of horseracing.
Hele Park Golf Club is a home to have complete golfing experience in Devon. Whether you are looking to play socially or want to improve your game, it is the best club to register your name with. There are Dainton Golf Club and Stover Golf Club where you can enjoy playing and watching golf.