Newton Abbot in Devon, stands on the River Lemon and has been here since 1220.
At the centre of the town is the ancient tower of St Leonard, which is the only remaining part of the medieval church of St. Leonard, built in 1350. Near to the tower is a plaque which marks the location of the first declaration of William III, Prince of Orange in 1688. He stayed overnight in the Newton Abbott on his way from Brixham to London to assume the English throne.
On the edge of Newton Abbot is the National Trust run Bradley Manor, a 13th century manor house set in its own secluded woodland setting and close to the town centre is Tucker’s Maltings, the only traditional malthouse in the country which is open to the public.
Today, Newton Abbot is a lively market town, with a well known race course, which is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK.
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