Kingsbridge is a popular market and tourist hub in the South Hams district of Devon. It is situated at the northern end of the so-called Kingsbridge Estuary, which is in reality a text-book example of a ria.
Its proximity to the spectacular south Devon coast and sailing venues (such as Salcombe) has for more than 200 years also made it a popular destination for tourists and it now lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Apart from its location, its attractions include several restaurants and pubs, a cinema housed in the town hall building and a museum about the chemist William Cookworthy, who was born in Kingsbridge in 1705. The town is linked to Plymouth and Dartmouth, Devon by the A379. The town previously had a railway station but the branch line via South Brent, opened in 1893, was closed down in 1963.
Information for Kingsbridge and surrounding area.
KINGSBRIDGE IN BLOOM:
The Kingsbridge in Bloom.
KINGSBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
KINGSBRIDGE & SALCOMBE GAZETTE:
The Kingsbridge Museum.
SOUTH DEVON AONB:
South Devon - Kingsbridge Estuary - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.