Paignton, once a rural village whose surrounding fertile soil produced abundant crops.
The natural wealth in the area permitted the establishment of wealthy estates. During the 1800s the arrival of the railway permitted the development
of the town as a holiday resort, which it enjoys to this day.
On the outskirts
of the town of the A385 Totnes road lies Paignton Zoo, a zoological garden
developed in Victorian times but in recent years redeveloped and improved
on modern lines with more consideration to the needs of the animals.
The town centre houses the eastern terminus of the privately owned steam railway between Paignton and Kingswear with regular services
in the summer months.
- Local towns and villages to visit..
- About Dartmoor
- Newton Abbot
- Sea fishing at
Teignmouth, Paignton, Torquay and Brixham (including shark
fishing). Trout and salmon fishing in the upper reaches of
the Rivers Teign and Dart.
Sale in Paignton