Newton Abbot, a small town that packs a big punch.
It is one of the most attractive, vibrant, and historically interesting cities in Devon, UK. From heritage and history to houses, castles, crafts, pottery, boat rides, animals, shopping, family attractions; you are sure to find something to suit everyone needs in and around Newton Abbot.
Babbacombe Model Village
This is the top most attraction where you can see thousands of miniature buildings, people, and vehicles capturing the essence of England’s past, present, and future. It is worth visiting the Babbacombe model village having a life of its own.
Becky Falls (approximate 10 miles from the town) and the Canonteign Falls (6 to 7 miles from the town) are worth to see when you are planning to explore natural wealth in and surrounding of Newton Abbot.
Decoy Country Park
Situated on the edge of the town Decoy Country Park was first created in 1988. At Decoy the tourists enjoy beautiful wildlife and countryside. Ponds, streams, fen, wet woodland, heathy woodland, etc. are worth to see here. The park is rich with variety of trees including oak, holly, birch, hazel, alder, birch, dogwood, spindle, and many more. It is a best spot to enjoy bird watching plenty of different species like ravens, crows, jays, woodpeckers, buzzards, robins, finches, warblers, etc. The lake inside the park homes to a large population of coots, moorhens and mallards breeding. There are newts, common frogs, toads, dragonflies, commonly spotted in the lake.
You can enjoy the surrounding countryside by walking on the circular trails or can spot wildlife watching, or can have duck feeding. The Decoy also has impressive children play area along with water feature where children enjoy playing and cycling. The Discovery Center in the park is yet a great place open for public.
Orchid paradise is yet another spot located with easy access from Newton Abbot. There is a wide range of orchids grown here. You can find many rare and threatened species of orchids here.
Approximate 3 miles from the town, Trago Mills serves discount shopping. The leisure park here is worth visiting with children where they can enjoy sup karts, bumper boats, bouncy castle, trampolines, etc. The award winning model railway is yet another attraction of Trago Mills.
Newton Abbot is famous for Tucker’s Maltings where malt is produced in the traditional way. Tucker’s Maltings is an address where you can spot speciality bottled beer with range of beers. The Maltings Festival that takes place in April is one of the premier beer festivals in the UK.
Food and drink
There are many more attractions in and surrounding area of Newton Abbot along with a great range of pubs, restaurants, hotels, etc. serving up great local produce packed with charm, character, and delightfulness. Several food and drink festivals and events are the attractions of the town that can help you to plan your visit accordingly. You can find variety of hotels, villas, holiday cottages, countryside holiday villas, etc. where you can stay in and explore beautiful Newton Abbot and surrounding areas.
Exploring Newton Abbots Stover Country Park