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Brixham on the English Riviera

Brixham on the English Riviera

A busy fishing harbour with a history of pirates and smugglers on South Devon's beautiful bay.

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A busy fishing harbour with a history of pirates and smugglers on South Devon's beautiful bay.

Brixham isn’t just about fishing. It’s still one of the busiest fishing ports in the UK and a working town, but it’s also a place where you can discover a range of arts and culture, excellent local food and some unique attractions. Brixham attracts visitors for its character, charm and combination of tradition and an enthusiasm for contemporary styles.

History

Originally a Saxon settlement, Brixham was the landing place of William of Orange during the Glorious Revolution, and many of the town’s inhabitants, who are descendants of the Dutch army, have Dutch surnames. Many of the street names in Brixham reflect the town’s history, with some also bearing Dutch influences.

Things to do

If you like art, you’ll love Brixham. The town has a great range of art galleries featuring local and visiting artists. You can visit the artists’ corner on the Strand to see artists working, if the weather permits. Brixham museum is packed with interesting exhibits from the town’s cultural and maritime heritage, while there are plenty of coastal tours and fishing trips by boat on offer if you want to get a taste of Brixham’s maritime heritage.

Food and drink

Being a fishing port, you can expect a good choice of seafood restaurants in the Brixham area. While if you’re self catering then the excellent range of fishmongers, butchers and greengrocers supplying local produce will enable you to rustle up some very tasty dishes of your own from South Devon’s finest food.

Something a little different

A landmark attraction of Brixham is the Golden Hind replica. A fascinating recreation of Sir Frances Drake’s flagship, you and your family can experience five decks of Tudor history and adventure. The exhibition is ideal for schoolchildren, with various activities geared around specific curriculum skills. Best of all, the Golden Hind allows you to step into history, experiencing the real feel and atmosphere of the Tudor Age of Discovery.

Friday 30th August

Depart from Chickerell 08:30 - Portland 09:00 - Weymouth 09:30 - Dorchester 10:00
Arrive Brixham (Oxen Cove coach park) 12:30 approx.
Leave Brixham at 17:00
Home to Dorchester 19:30 - Weymouth 20:00 - Portland 20:20 - Chickerell 20:45

Coach Fare

£29 Adult, £28 Senior, £21 Child

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bridport Bus Station Bridport Bus Station, West Street
Bridport Toll House Bridport, Bus stop, Former Toll House Pub
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poundbury QMSW Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading out of Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Winterborne Abbas Coach & Horses Pub, Winterborne Abbas
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
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