KINGSWEAR

KINGSWEAR TO Dartmouth ...take the car ferry across the water!!

Kingsbridge lies across the water from Dartmouth, and to-day's Kingsbridge is actually made up of two medieval towns of Kingsbridge and Dodbrooke.

The site is at the head of a five mileria, a flooded river valley system caused by sea level rises after the melting of ice caps at theend of the Ice Age. Kingsbridge was first mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon charterdated 962, has been a market town since 1219 when the monks from Buckfast Abbeyset up an open-air market selling honey, scones and cream. Ever since,Kingsbridge has been considered as the 'capital' of South Hams, and the markettradition continues every tuesday and saturday.