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About Our Town

Newton Abbot is a thriving market town in Devon situated at the head of the beautiful Teign estuary. The pretty river Lemon meanders through the centre of the town, its origin being a small spring bubbling out of the ground on the wilds of Dartmoor.

Newton Abbot has an abundance of history and plenty to keep you entertained so whether you are just passing through or taking a holiday in the area Newton Abbot is the place you want to be & will leave you wanting to return for more.

The shops in Newton Abbot give a wide choice to both residents and visitors. There are a number of well-known supermarkets with good parking facilities. In Newton Abbot town centre part of it is a pedestrian precinct giving shoppers easy access to a number of well-known chain shops as well as individual independent shops, including butcher, bakers and fruit and vegetable shops, florists, jewellers, bookshops computer stores, hairdressers, beauty salons estate agents, newsagents, stationers and many more places to shop and browse. After all the shopping there are pleasant cafes and restaurants, somewhere to sit down and chat about the day. All the major banks have branches in Newton Abbot as well as Building Societies. Newton Abbot has a hospital situated at Jetty Marsh which opened earlier this year.

Another attraction for both locals and visitors are the markets held each week in Newton Abbot. The Butter Market Building houses many independent stalls offering a variety of products including household wares, pet supplies, home made cakes, jams and fresh fruit and vegetables. These stalls are open every day 9am-4pm. There is a Newton Abbot outdoor market in the Market Square on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am – 4pm and every Tuesday the pedestrian area of Courtenay Street hosts a Farmers Market. Started in December 2000 there are stalls selling local produce, including bread, cakes, local meats, eggs and vegetables. Newton Abbot had a livestock market every Wednesday and a poultry sale every 2nd Saturday. The first records of a livestock market being held in Newton Abbot date back to 1221. Both auctions are held at the Cattle Market click here for more details on the markets.

For families thinking of a move to Newton Abbot the choice of schools will be important. There are both Church of England and Catholic primary schools in the locality. Coombeshead Academy and Newton Abbot College are the secondary schools in Newton Abbot and Teign School in Kingsteinton. There are also many good independent schools.

Newton Abbot is graced with beautiful parks, Forde Park with its public tennis court, Courtenay Park, beautifully planted with a colourful array of plants and shrubs, Decoy Park with its lovely walks around the lake, and Bakers Park with playing fields and wonderful walks through the Bradley woods. read more…