More History), located in a region known as the South Hams in Devon, England, surrounded with rolling hills, wooded glades and winding country lanes.
Making an attractive base for a holiday or short break, Modbury is ideally situated to explore the South Hams region. Sandy beaches are to be found at Bigbury-on-Sea just 3 miles to the south where one can explore or secluded Wonwell Beach. The edge of Dartmoor, awesome, beautiful and mysterious is only 5 miles to the north with its dramatic open spaces is always a popular tourist destination. Details of a local walk are contained in a downloadable leaflet HERE
Modbury offers a Post Office, LloydsTSB Bank, Health Centre, Blacksmith, Dentist, Vets, Fire Station, Police Service, Art Gallery, Tourist Information Office, superb range of independent shops, including Co-Op supermarket, chemist, pubs, restaurants inns, hotel and B&B establishments.
Modbury became world famous in 2007 when it became the first town in the world to declare itself plastic bag free. More about the events surrounding the decision can be found on the Plastic Bag Free page and a book Ban the Plastic Bag on Amazon describes how it was done.
Modbury has an active Brownie pack.
The transport page shows how easy it is to get to Modbury by Car, Rail, Air, Bus, cycle or on foot. Modbury has convenient car parks with on-street parking found on Church Street and Brownston Street. weekly parking tickets valid in Poundwell Meadow Car park (off Church Street) are available from the Tourist Information Office. Annual car park tickets can be obtained from South Hams District Council.
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