Around Newton Abbot Racecourse

Newton Abbot is a fine thoroughbread racecourse in south Devon, just below the charming market town of Newton Abbot. It's a magnet for shoppers thanks to its several weekly markets, including a food hall, farmers' market and the excellent indoor market, which is home to dozens of independent local retailers. Nature lovers should head south to Decoy Country Park, a popular walking and picnicking spot, or north east to the calm waters of the River Teign, which is also a popular angling destination.

Discover Dartmoor National Park

Just 20 minutes by car from Newton Abbot, Dartmoor National Park is a stunning expanse of broad moorland and dramatic river valleys. Serious walkers can explore Dartmoor's 954 square kilometres of lush green space, and make the hike to High Willhays, 621 metres up, for breathtaking views. Thrill seekers are also well catered for, with rock-climbing, mountain-biking and watersports all on offer.

Explore the English Riviera

Newton Abbot is only 20 minutes' drive from Torquay, part of the 'English Riviera' thanks to its delightful beaches and seaside attractions. Gaze across Torquay Harbour, walk the Agatha Christie Mile tour to celebrate the town's most famous former resident and visit Kents Cavern, the UK's most important Stone Age site, believed to have been inhabited around 40,000 years ago.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Newton Abbot? Our Travelodge Torquay Hotel and Travelodge Paignton Seafront Hotel are both Nearby and offer east access to the south Devon coast.