Paignton in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... there is a huge green which during the summer months can be found with many displays, fairs and events being held. One of my favourite things about Paignton is to the right there is a harbour which is small and delightful, the views accross this are amazing. The only downside is that Paignton and espicially around the harbour area suffers from a alittle maintanace where it could be an array of colourful flower displays however they seemed to be overgrown. There are plenty of hotels, Band B's and self catering. There is plenty of eating places which includes a new weather spoons. The high street is a little disappointing as it seems to be... more
Customer Paignton in General Reviews (5)
by - written on 18/08/10 (Very useful, 12 readings)
Paignton the ideal bucket and spade destination. Paignton beaches are flat easy to access and mountains of red sand for children to fall in love with. It certainly has better beaches then Torquay. On the main beach there is a delightful pier and to the side there is a huge green which during the summer months can be found with many displays, fairs and events being held. One of my favourite things about Paignton is to the right there is a harbour which is small and delightful, the views accross this are amazing. The only downside is that Paignton and espicially around the harbour area suffers from a alittle maintanace where it could be an array of colourful flower ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/06/09 (Very useful, 11 readings)
I used to visit Paignton every year as a child with my father as it was one of my favourite seasides - alongside dawlish, teignmouth, weymouth, torquay and exmouth. That was over 30 years ago, and I still go back to visit quite regularly, and no it hasn't really changed much over the years. It still has its pier, nearly all the same shops up to the level crossing leading to the town centre, its zoo and steam railway. 30 years on, I still love the place. For those that enjoy nostalgic moments the steam railway is a must, and the zoo has certainly improved over the years with a new crocodile area recently installed - but some of the more usual ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/01/09, updated on 10/06/09 (7 readings)
We first visited paignton a couple of years ago to go to the brilliant zoo there, and took a stop off in the city afterwards. I've been back a couple of times since, to the town and the zoo, and I can't honestly say the place has changed much in the last few years. it's a typical, quaint, tourist filled seaside town - great in the summer, pretty much dead out of season. there is a great stretch of coastline, which has unfortunately been spoilt by the semi-permanent fair that always seems to be opposite it. It's full of seagulls, naturally, and generally feels so rundown and tired that's it's almost a little depressing to visit. there are quite a few ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/08/08 (Very useful, 80 readings)
Paignton (pronounce Pain-tun) got its name from Paega's Town , the original Celtic settlement. There were a couple of spellings (Peynton, Paington) before the finally settled on the name we know today. History; A village believed to be dated back to 700AD and is mentioned in the Doomsday book in 1086. Paington remained a small fishing village until the 19th Century, when in 1837 a harbour was built for the town. The original harbour still exists today, although exteneded over the years. It is now a thriving tourist spot, with its many hotels and long sandy beach. Places to Visit; -The railway line was ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/10/03, updated on 26/10/03 (Very useful, 225 readings)
I have lived in Paignton in Torbay for some 34 years with the exception of about 1 year I spent living in Oxfordshire in my early twenty?s. First thing we had best get straight is the correct way to pronounce Paignton. It is Pain-ton the ?g? is not sounded. Now we have that straight I would like to take you on a little tour around my hometown. Firstly I?ll take you to ?Paignton Zoo?. One of the largest Zoo?s in England, there was even a TV series all about the zoo and its keepers a short while ago. The zoo is huge and you need to go for the whole day if you are to get to see it all. Admission costs are: - Adults-£8.25. Children over 3 years-£3.60. ... Read the complete review
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