The Local Area
The Local Area
There are many varied things to do and see if you tire of the beaches and traditional seaside activities. Visit the animals at Paignton Zoo, ride on a replica vintage bus to Babbacombe Model Village, visit old Cockington Court, a boat trip around the bay, or spend a day at Dartmoor. Families will particularly enjoy Quay West Water Park and Woodlands Leisure Park, or just sitting by the water crabbing.
Leave the car behind and a short walk will take you to Churston Station, from where you can enjoy a full day out on the “Round Robin”. A steam train meanders along the wooded Dart Valley to Kingswear. Board a ferry to Dartmouth and discover the delights of this riverside town, overlooked by the majestic Britannia Royal Naval College. Then relax as you cruise up the river Dart to historic Totnes, viewing en route the riverside villages of Dittisham and Stoke Gabriel.
Discover some of the beautiful castles nearby in Dartmouth, Berry Pomeroy and Totnes or visit the nearby towns of Brixham, Dartmouth, Totnes, Salcombe and Torquay. Visit Greenway, home of Agatha Christie, just a 25 minute walk from the Park or jump on a steam train from the local station just 5 minutes walk away.
At Galmpton Touring Park, we are also really lucky to be surrounded by a fantastic network of walks to give you a first hand taste of the beautiful countryside around us. Enjoy a circular walk from the Park through fields & woods with spectacular views over the River Dart & across Torbay. Along the route you can break your journey by visiting Greenway Gardens and House, only about a mile from here.
This beautiful woodland garden beside the Dart surrounds Greenway House, former home of Agatha Christie, now owned by the National Trust. Indulge in a Devon Cream Tea before walking back, or continue over the river by ferry to the village of Dittisham or down river to Dartmouth. For the more energetic there are miles of local footpaths to explore.
We are always on hand to offer the benefit of local knowledge to enable you to get the best out of your stay at Galmpton and we have an extensive range of information on local places of interest for you to browse through. There are castles, pirate ships, National Trust gardens, caves, zoos, chilli farms, vineyards etc etc… loads to do and see!
Please take a look at our Useful Links page, which shows you some of the different things in the area and their web links.