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Car hire Newton Abbot

Located in the beautiful Devon countryside, Newton Abbot is a picturesque market town that's popular with holidaymakers all year round. It offers some charming shops and restaurants, but is also ideally located near several other towns and attractions, making it the perfect base for exploration.

What I need to know

A number of car rental companies service Newtown Abbot, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding a vehicle to suit you. Compare car hire before you go using our convenient site, which offers free cancellation and can check 1,500 providers to find you the best price.

Where to pick up my car

There are a number of big brands operating close to Newton Abbot, but you might also find it convenient to collect your car from one of the nearby airports if you're flying to south-east England. There are pick-up points at Exeter International Airport (EXT) and Newquay International Airport (NQY).

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Newton Abbot car hire will offer you maximum convenience when it comes to exploring this wonderful part of the UK, as you can travel around and soak up all of the sights. Devon has stunning countryside and associated outdoor pursuits facilities, but also excellent beaches to wander down and some quaint little towns too.

Nearby Newton Abbot

Don't miss the opportunity to check out the seaside resorts of Torquay, Teignmouth and Dawlish, which are just a short drive away. You can also venture into Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For family fun, try the Ted Hughes Poetry trail and Haldon Forest Park.

Longer drives

If you want to head further afield in your Newton Abbot car rental vehicle, there are plenty of options for day trips. You can be in Taunton and Plymouth in just over an hour, while Weymouth, Glastonbury and Salisbury are a slightly longer drive away, but all well worth a visit.

Eating and drinking

Newton Abbot offers a great range of charming pubs and restaurants, many of which serve up delicious local produce. You can also buy fresh meat and veg at the produce market on Fridays. And of course, you have to try a Devonshire cream tea. Don't forget: in this county, the cream goes on before the jam.

Things to do

You won't be short of things to do in and around Newton Abbot. You can shop at the markets and local boutiques, or attend a race meet at the racecourse in the summer. Other highlights include the GWR Museum, Tucker's Maltings brewery and the Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies Sanctuary.

Sightseeing

Newton Abbot has a long and fascinating history and there's lots to see here. Check out St Leonard's Tower, the ruins of an ancient church, for a spot of culture. For more natural beauty, drive around seven miles and marvel at Canonteign Falls. Situated inside Dartmoor National Park, it is England's highest waterfall.

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