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Just a stones throw across to the town of Dartmouth, Kingswear is a charming village that has some stunning views across the River Dart.
There are several small tourist-oriented shops.
The Castle was built to protect Dartmouth and was constructed between 1491 and 1502.
1851 Kingswear Parish covered approximately what is now the Civil Parish, stretching up to Bridge Road, Noss, Lupton House and Raddicombe. In the census there were were 77 dwellings of which only one was not occupied. In the 76 dwellings there were 307 people. The real surprise might be about the ages of the occupants. Of the 307, 83 were under ten years old! In fact more than half of the villagers, 155, were under twenty five but only thirty eight were over sixty.
The railway reached Kingswear in 1864 and by the time of the 1891 census there were by then almost 800 dwellings in the village and the railway was the single largest employer.
- Airbnb, from £50-£125 for an entire home.
- Hostel, There are no hostels.
- Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Club on Hill Head.
- B&B & Guest Houses, from £170 per night at Kaywana Hall or Nonsuch House.
- Car, Parking is limited, there is a small short stay car park behind the train station. Some Free parking down near the creek.
- Bus, stops at the banjo. The No. 120 will take you to Paignton and the No. 18 to Brixham.
- Ferry, you can use either the foot passenger or the lower vehicle ferry.
- Train, catch the steam train to & from Paignton.
- Walking, unless you want to head out of the village, everything is easily within walking distance.