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Things to do in Buckfastleigh

Charming, small Devonshire market town and popular tourist destination

Are you looking for things to do in Buckfastleigh? We've got plenty of great ideas and places to go in your leisure time.

Known for...   Buckfast Abbey and South Devon Railway


Did you know...

  • The curly-coated Devon Rex cat breed was first discovered in Buckfastleigh in the 1960s.
  • Buckfast Abbey was founded by Earl Aylward in the reign of King Canute in 1018.



 

  Attractions

South Devon Railway

One of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions, the longest established steam railway in the south west.
Buckfastleigh
Devon
TQ11 0DZ

 

Pennywell Farm

Fun for all the family down on the farm.
Lower Dean
Buckfastleigh
TQ11 0LT

01364642023

 

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

A fun and friendly attraction for all the family.
Buckfastleigh
Devon
TQ11 0DZ

01364642916

 

High Cross House

National Trust - A home for contemporary art and design.
near Totnes
Devon
TQ9 6ED

 

Dartington Hall Gardens

Historic house and gardens.
Totnes
TQ9 6EE

01803847000

 
 

  Parks

Victoria Park FREE

Ideal location for informal recreation for young people with facilities that include skate ramps, a basketball hoop, play area.
Plymouth Road
Buckfastleigh
TQ11 0DB

 

Avon Dam FREE

A rewarding river walk from Shipley Bridge car park brings you to this lake which sits in open moorland.
near South Brent
Devon
TQ11 0JQ

 
 

  Leisure centres

Ivybridge Leisure Centre

Fitness gym Swimming Junior sports courses Holiday activities Fitness classes Toning tables Birthday Parties Starbucks coffee shop.
Leonards Road
Ivybridge
PL21 0SL

 
 

  Sport

Pridhamsleigh Cavern FREE

Cave system which is a good site for novice cavers.
Newton Abbot
TQ13 7JJ

 
 

  Climbing

Dart Rock Climbing Centre

The home of indoor rock climbing in Devon, Cornwall and the South West.
Dart Mills
Old Totnes Road
Buckfastleigh
TQ11 0NF

01364644499

 

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