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Bishop's Waltham Palace Ruins

Bishop's Waltham

in the county of Hampshire

Pictures of Starcross

in the county of Devon

About Starcross

Fast trains thundering past the sands of this pleasant resort town give travellers a tempting glimpse of the pleasures to be found at Starcross.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's rail line first came here in the early part of the 19th century, the trains brought Victorian tourists to Starcross to enjoy the fine sights and the sea air, memories of those days are kept alive by the old pump house next to the station.

The resort stands at the estuary of the River Exe, giving visitors splendid opportunities for sailing, fishing and diving. A ferry carries passengers across the Exe to Exmouth and you can take pleasure trips out at sea from whence you get good views of beautiful Devon coastal scenery.

Starcross has a gentle atmosphere, many pleasant Victorian and Edwardian properties to be seen, some nice shops and several excellent inns. There is a mini golf course and the attraction of a jetty and a yacht club.

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Dawlish Bay - June 2009

Dawlish (102 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

(3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction S of Starcross)

Dawlish is an attractive holiday resort on the Devon coast, it lies between the picturesque estuaries of both the River Exe and the River Teign...

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Exeter (236 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Devon

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction NW of Starcross)

Exeter is a bustling city in the heart of the county of Devon. It's mix of modern and functional with old and cultural makes for an interesting place to live, and to visit...

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Pinhoe (1 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction N of Starcross)

Pinhoe now fringes the urban sprawl of Exeter, but there was a time when it was a place standing alone with its own identity...

Landslide Babbacombe

Babbacombe (62 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(10.8 miles, 17.3 km, direction S of Starcross)

With its lovely Blue Flag beaches, pleasant gardens, pedrestrianised shopping areas, and friendly ambience, Babbacombe makes an enjoyable resort for a family holiday...

Cockington, Devon

Cockington (97 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction SW of Starcross)

This idyllic thatched village perfectly reflects the harmony and glory of a by-gone age, for here you can walk in ancient parkland, or take a romantic drive around Cockington in a.....

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Powderham Castle Gardens July 2005

Powderham Castle (13 Pictures)

(1.3 miles, 2.1 km, direction NW)

Built over 600 years ago, Powderham Castle is the historic home of the Earl of Devon. The Castle is still lived in by the.....

Dawlish Warren, Devon.  Looking towards Exmouth.

Dawlish Warren (12 Pictures)

(1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction S)

Often referred to as a mile long sandpit, Dawlish Warren sits at the mouth of the River Exe where river and sea become one. It.....

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A La Ronde (3 Pictures)

(2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction NE)

This fascinating 16 sided house is a relic from 1796. It was built for two spinster cousins Jane and Mary Parminter and was to.....

Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum (1 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.1 km, direction E)


Exeter Cathedral, Devon

Exeter Cathedral (98 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction NW)


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Babbacombe Model Village (7 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction S)


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Killerton (50 Pictures)

(11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction N)

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