"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Paignton

Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in south-east Devon, England. Together with Torquay and Brixham it forms the unitary authority of Torbay which was created in 1998. The Torbay area is a holiday destination known as the English Riviera. Paignton's population in the United Kingdom Census of 2011 was 49,021. It has origins as a Celtic settlement and was first mentioned in 1086. It grew as a small fishing village and a new harbour was built in 1847. A railway line was opened to passengers in 1859 creating links to Torquay and London. As its population increased, it merged with the villages of Goodrington and Preston.

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SX895605

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Things to see and do in and around Paignton

  • Paignton Pier
  • Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway
  • Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co
  • Devon Activities
  • Kirkham House
  • Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark
  • Quaywest
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Cockington Country Park
  • Occombe Farm
  • Cockington Court
  • Tore Abbey
  • Living Coasts
  • Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery
  • The Riviera International Centre
  • Waves Leisure Pool
  • Torquays Dinosaur World
  • AMF Torquay
  • Quasar Torquay
  • New Barn Farm Cottages and Angling Centre
  • Torquay Museum
  • Rainbow Funhouse
  • Play Cafe
  • The Boulder Bunker
  • Battlefield LIVE Torbay
  • Wizz Kidz
  • The Golden Hind at Brixham
  • The Deep Exhibition
  • Brixham Heritage Museum
  • Kents Cavern

Tourist Information

Paignton
Tourist Information Centre
The Esplanade
Devon
England
TQ4 6ED

Phone 0844 474 2233
http://www.englishriviera.co.uk/

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Forecast for Friday 17 November

06:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NNW
Pressure 1030
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 3mph.
N
Pressure 1031
Humidity 82%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NE
Pressure 1031
Humidity 67%
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15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
NNE
Pressure 1030
Humidity 59%
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
NNW
Pressure 1030
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
W
Pressure 1030
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
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