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      18.08.2010 01:52

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      A visitors guide to Teignmouth

      Teignmouth is very undiscovered but once discovered never forgotton. It is on the edges of an estaury, opposite Shaldon and the sea in Devon. The main beach is red sand but is great for kids. There is a new play area been created on the front for children to play in. Teignmouth is famous and recently appeared on radio one and GMTV as Muse hail from this sleepy town and put on a free concert for the locals on the front. It was national news and it was a tight fit to put the concert on. There are several guest houses and some self catering. The town is split has some wonderful fisher man cottages to the side and the main centre consists of this however they have the influence of the victorians. The buildings in around Teignmouth centre are very interesting. Teignmouth is still a working port where mainly ships come from south wales to deliver animal feed. There are a few eating places and pubs which are of a good standard and good value. There is excellent road and railway links to this town. The major supermarkets havent invade yet where there is a tesco metro and a co-op so far. Teignmouth is a delight to see however there is quite a few holiday homes there now so not as busy in the winter

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      02.07.2002 19:57
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      Just returned from Teignmouth in Devon after a week's stay after 23yrs,was 12 years old the last time. The train station is still the same as when my parents came up in 1968 for thire honeymoon. The weather climate is much warmer, in good weather it can feel like abroad. Stayed at St Mellons, a hotel ran by Diane and Alan Ashby at 27 Orchard Gardens, 5 mins from the seafront. They are very good to thire guests & will even pick you up from the station, if you give them a call. The price of a full week with breakfast & evening meal is £150. Rooms are loveley with en-suit bathrooms, T-making facilities etc. Teignmouth has a pier which was bult in 1865, it has amusements & old fashioned rides, stays open until 10.30pm. There are some great beaches, one which is for dogs & other animals. There is also a museum which has some very intresting artifacts of wreks & the towns history. I managed to fit in a boat ride to the fishing village of Brixham, where you can wander into lots of gifts shops & view Sir Waulter Raligh's ship, The Goldon Hind which is only £1 to view. Teignmouth has the worlds oldest ferry across the water to Sheldon, has a cafe called the Clipper. Here you can sit outside & watch the boats drft by. There's also Smugglers Tunnal which leads to a secluded beach, & animal santuary. If you have time, sit round the back water, a working port. Very peaceful during the evening, the only sound being the boats bobbing together. Cream Teas are a must in Teignmouth, sold at the Beachcomber Cafe along Teignmouth seafront; althrough you may end up with an audience of seagulls with dripping beaks should you choose to sit outside. There are shops & a theatre in Teignmouth, Dawlish which is only along the seafront is good to visit too. At night all the coloured lights go on. Teignmouth is a great base to get to all the other attractions like the modale village in Torbay, which I'll write about later. < br>Enjoyed my stay so much, I didn't want to come home!

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