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Candlelit Dartmouth

Every year in early December the town of Dartmouth runs a pre-Christmas event called Candlelit Dartmouth. Aiming to stimulate local trade and Christmas shopping, in the face of competition from the larger shopping centres of Plymouth and Exeter, which are both less than an hour’s drive away. Candlelit Dartmouth runs on the first or second […]

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Shops in Teignmouth

The one thing that strikes you about the shops in Teignmouth is the lack of the high street brands which dominate town centres today. They are there – WH Smith, Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, New Look – but the main stock seems to be independent, with a broad range too. Toys, music, fishing, a florist and […]

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Paignton views – The Town Centre

The steam train departs for Dartmouth from the middle of the town, adjacent to the station for connections to Torquay, Exeter, London and the Midlands. You can also see Torbay Road which leads down to the seafront with the multiplex cinema in the distance. In the other direction, the pedestrianised town centre where there is […]

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Shops in Dartmouth

Dartmouth is popular with both holiday visitors and those visiting for the day from the region.  Even in the winter months, the weekends can be busy in the centre. Most of the shops are local or niche chains – the only high street names are a small branch of Boots, then Somerfield and Marks & […]

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Shops in Torquay

Plenty of high street names Harbourside gift shops, bars and cafes Craft shops in the historic Pavilions arcade on the marina As the largest town on the English Riviera, Torquay has a wide range of shops to suit most needs.  The main town centre winds up from the harbour in one long street where the […]

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Shops in Paignton

Reflecting the town’s popularity as a family seaside holiday destination, there a plenty of gift shops selling toys, food and souvenirs of Paignton.  Torbay Road leads from the sea front up to the train station and town centre, and is flanked with such shops, in between family friendly pubs, amusement arcades, take-aways and cafes.  The […]

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