The pretty ancient market town of Kingsbridge is the historic & natural centre of the South Hams & can truly claim to be the “hub of the wheel” from which to explore this beautiful area.
The modern town of Kingsbridge is actually made up of two medieval towns, Kingsbridge & Dodbrooke, originally a quarter of a mile apart.
Kingsbridge & the lands around it passed into the possession of the Abbots of Buckfast Abbey some time after the Norman Conquest.
The Abbot of Buckfast was granted the right to hold a market in Kingsbridge in 1219, his monks selling their produce of honey, fruit, vegetables & thick cream - so began the tradition of Kingsbridge as a market town, which continues to this day.
Kingsbridge is still a vibrant working town, not just a holiday centre & has a varied selection of shops, cafes, restaurants & pubs which are open all year.
The major crowd pulling events in town are the Kingsbridge Music Festival, held during June & Kingsbridge Fair Week which is held in July.