Church Street - Modbury

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Modbury, is a small town (pop. approx 1500) dating from the 8th century (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.

The Mobile library visits occasionally and the nearest cinema is The Reel in Kingsbridge.

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.

Play areas are located next to the parish hall and adjacent to Champernowne. Details can be found via the South Hams Council website Public Space Maps.

There are a number of churches, St.Georges Church is a prominent feature in the town, the Roman Catholic church of St. Monica's is located in Church St where Methodists also meet.

Visit our property page which attempts to help your quest in finding a new home in Modbury. There are many Listed Buildings in Modbury.

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 OfficeAnnual car park tickets can be obtained from South Hams District Council

Golf is available at nearby Bigbury Golf Club and Thurlestone Golf Club, both offering outstanding views of the South West coastline.

South Hams Radio, BBC Radio Devon, Kingsbridge Gazette and WMN provide regional news.

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