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Then come to the friendly St Edmunds in Paignton and relax in the garden alongside some of Torbay's famous palm trees. You will be on holiday from the moment you arrive. Coming by car? We have car parking space for each room so, if you don't want to do anymore driving, just lock it up and leave it. Torbay transport is frequent and good. St Edmunds is non-smoking throughout. All our rooms are ensuite and ground floor rooms may be available - please ask when booking. The sea front is just a 1 minute walk away, as are the local amenities in Paignton town centre. The rail and bus stations and the Paignton to Kingswear (and Dartmouth) railway are within 0.3 mile / 0.5 Km. St Edmunds welcomes sea anglers and walkers, as we are close to the South West Coast Path. For cyclists, it is a great base to explore South Devon. It is a also great base for steam railway enthusiasts. Special diets can be catered for with notice.
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With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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