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Newton Abbot is a market town in the English Riviera and South Devon region of Devon. It runs alongside the River Teign, and has a population of about 26,000 in 2010.



Get in


By train

Newton Abbot railway station

1 Newton Abbot station is on the Riviera Line serving Exeter, Starcross, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Torre, Torquay and Paignton.

Get around



  • 1 St. Leonard's Tower, Newfoundland Way, TQ12 1EX (in the centre of Newton Abbot). All that remains of the medieval chapel of St Leonard, founded in 1220. The main chapel was demolished in 1836 to ease traffic congestion.
  • 2 Forde House. Jacobean manor house built in 1610 by Richard Reynell and his wife Lucy. It was built with an E-shaped floor plan thought to be in honour of Queen Elizabeth I, who had died in 1603. Forde House (Q15218000) on Wikidata Forde House on Wikipedia
  • 3 Bradley Manor, Totnes Rd, TQ12 1LX, +44 1803 661907, . Medieval manor house. Bradley (Q4954855) on Wikidata Bradley (house) on Wikipedia
  • 4 Tucker's Maltings, Teign Rd, TQ12 4AA, +44 1626 334002. For a long time, it was the only traditional malthouse in the UK open to the public. The malt house produced malt for over 30 breweries, and enough to brew 15,000,000 imperial pints (8,500 m3) of beer per annum. It closed in 2018.
  • 5 Railway Museum, 2A St Paul's Rd, TQ12 2HP, +44 1626 201121. It displays the history of Newton Abbot and of the Great Western Railway.



Newton Abbot has two non-League football clubs: Buckland Athletic F.C., which plays at Homers Heath, and Newton Abbot Spurs A.F.C., which plays at the Recreation Ground. The headquarters of Devon County Football Association are in the town.

Newton Abbot's South Devon Cricket Club was established in 1851 and also plays at the Recreation Ground.

The town has a long-standing rugby union club, Newton Abbot RFC (established 1873), which plays home games at Rackerhayes in nearby Kingsteignton.


  • 1 Farmer's Market, Courtnay St, TQ12 2QN, +44 1626 353567. Tu F 9AM-3PM.
  • Market days are on Wednesday and Saturday in Market Square.




  • 1 Ye Olde Cidar Bar, East St, TQ12 2LD, +44 1626 354221. A historical monument to cider-only pubs serving a good range of real ciders . Make sure to have a pint of Eric's Farmhouse Rough.


  • 1 Premier Inn Newton Abbot, Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Rd, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AF, +44 871 527 9300.
  • 2 Rock Inn, Haytor Vale TQ13 9XP (off B3387), +44 1364 661305. Excellent little hotel in former quarrymen's cottages, great comfort, service and dining. B&B double £110.
  • 3 Ilsington Country House, Ilsington TQ13 9RR, +44 1364 661452. Stylish country house hotel and spa on edge of Dartmoor, open Feb-Dec. B&B double £135.



Newton Abbot and its approach roads have 4G from all UK carriers. As of Sept 2023, 5G has not reached this area.

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