The town centre is dominated by St Leonard's Tower, the last remaining part of a medieval chapel dating back to 1220. A plague nearby marks the spot where William III the Prince of Orange landed in 1688 on his way to claim the English Throne.
Newton Abbot is a market town with a history going back to Neolithic times. Each September the town holds an historic Cheese and Onion Fayre. With the advent of the railways the town grew quickly during Victorian times.
Newton Abbot today has a busy high street and a thriving local economy. There are plenty of places to eat and numerous cafe bar establishments.
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