Coach Holidays to Paignton
Search for coach holidays to Paignton and get the best coach tours and trips to Paignton and Devon in 2015. Paignton coach holidays are available throughout the year from local departure points across the UK with a variety of leading coach operators. Paignton coach holidays provide a great base as there are a wide variety of attractions and places of interest to visit in Paignton and the surrounding Devon countryside as well as along the coast. The town is known throughout the United Kingdom and the world as a holiday destination in South Devon being part of, and, at the centre of Torbay in the English Riviera. Over the years Torbay has obtained a reputation for offering superb english holidays for the discerning tourist and Paignton still offers family safe beach holidays in the very centre of the bay. Paignton is a holiday destination for people who seek an english holiday resort for families with a choice of good quality safe beaches together with numerous other attractions. Paignton is an ideal base for the visitor who wants to visit the beautiful countryside and moors that give Devon and in particular South Devon, areas of outstanding natural beauty. Paignton is considered to be a jewel in the English Riviera crown. Adjacent to the beach is Paignton green, which is a long wide stretch of grass available for recreation and during the summer often, hosts fun fairs, firework displays, exhibitions and other events. Paignton offers a compressive selection of shops and amusements to suit most peoples choice and all within walking distance of the town centre, harbour and the beach. The centre, main beach and harbour areas are all on the level, which also attracts those individuals who find mobility difficult. We offer a wide selection of coach holidays to Paignton from short coach trips for a few days to Paignton coach tours that visit other areas of Devon and Cornwall on a lengthier holiday. Use the search form to find coach trips to Paignton that match your requirements or give us a call and our advisers will help find a trip that matches your personal requirements.
Paignton appeared in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Peinton. The earliest settlement is believed to have taken place around 700 AD, the name means 'the farm of Paega's people'. Thirty spelling variations include Paington, Paynton, Payington and Paington by the time Queen Victoria became monarch in 1837. Up to this point the town was known chiefly for growing cabbages and the inhabitants nicknamed 'Flat-polls' after a popular local variety.
Places of interest / attractions in Paignton
Coach holidays to Paignton provide the opportunity to visit a wide range of attractions and places of interest.
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam RailwayExperience the great days of steam travel with a return journey behind one of our steam locomotives on our steeply graded line between Paignton and Kingswear, with its glorious coast and river views
Paignton ZooPaignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics. Use your senses to discover the wild world: look around, listen out - you'll even need your sense of smell! It's a great day out for everyone.
Quaywest WaterparkQuaywest is a Waterpark that hosts eight slides; two kiddies pool areas, a swimming pool and various food/retail outlets. Apart from the waterpark itself, Quaywest is set in a lovely area of Goodrington Beach. This surrounding area hosts a lot more to compliment your day.
Pirates BayA new landscaped 18 hole course situated on Paignton seafront. Great fun for the whole family.
Compton Castle, National TrustFairy-tale castle hidden in a lush south Devon valley. A medley of fortified towers, battlements and buttresses. 600-year-old home of the Gilbert family, kindred of Sir Walter Raleigh - half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. Delightful flowering gardens, enclosed by a stone curtain wall. The Great Kitchen offers a unique insight into medieval domestic life.
Seashore Centre, Countryside TrustThe Seashore Centre at Goodrington is home to the Trust's marine work, with interactive technology bringing the underwater world to life. Visit the Seashore Centre to discover more about this area including it's Geopark status and find out what events are taking place.
Goodrington Boating LakesIf you enjoy a leisurely activity then why not take to the water for a relaxing cruise around the lake in one of our swan boats - unless of course it's your turn to pedal! Then again, it's a good way to keep fit. Our swan boats seat up to 5 people
Kirkham House, English HeritageThis late medieval stone house, afterwards split into three cottages, was restored in the 1960s. Furnished with modern furniture, illustrating traditional craftsmanship and the original use of the rooms.
Paignton PierSet at the centre of one of Torbay's best beaches, within an easy level walk to the town centre, station and buses, the Pier has plenty of parking nearby, many attractions on the open deck and inside, plus magnificent views of Torbay.
Babbacombe Model VillageTake time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature.
Paignton Harbour - fishingboat trips and hire. Paignton Harbour nestles on the western shores of Tor Bay situated midway between Torquay and Brixham harbours. It's understated beauty and authentic 'fishing haven' feel are often overlooked by visitors to the area and even some locals.
sewing machine museumOur collection includes sewing machines made in both Europe and North America, and on the following pages you will find information about many of the companies that manufactured sewing machines as well as photographs of various types of machine that were produced simply click on one of the links to the right to find out more.
Oldway MansionAn American by birth, Isaac Merritt Singer, the founder of the Singer sewing machine company, fled Paris with his French wife and family during the Franco Prussian War of 1871. On arriving in Torbay he immediately fell in love with the area and purchased Little Oldway, part of the Fernham Estate in Paignton, upon which he planned to build his new residence
Places of interest / attractions near Paignton
Coach holidays to Paignton provides the opportunity to visit a number of attractions and places of interest in the surrounding area.
Torre Abbey - Torquayoldest building in Torquay. It has a story spanning 800 years and was once the most important Abbey of its kind in England, the brothers who lived here then were known as the White Canons. Following a massive three-year restoration project visitors can now explore the most ancient and hallowed parts of the building where some stunning finds have been unearthed.
Kents Cavern, Prehistoric Caves - TorquayIncorporated within the English Riviera's Geopark and alone recognised as the most important stone age cave in Britain, Kents Cavern has revealed more about palaeolithic Britain than anywhere else.
Torquay Museum - TorquayThe displays include local pottery, terracotta, marble, geology, Victoriana and local archaeology finds, in particular items from Kent's Cavern.
Whenever you choose a coach holiday or coach tour to Paignton you are sure to find plenty to see and do. If you cannot find a suitable coach tour to Paignton contact us and let our experienced coach holiday operators help you find your perfect coach holiday to the english riviera.