Brixham is most known for its fishing industry, but that’s not all the town has to offer. It still continues to be one of the busiest fishing ports in the UK and a working town, however, it also boasts a range of arts and culture, delicious local food and some unusual attractions. Brixham is popular with visitors for charm, character, stunning waterfront setting and plenty more.
Brixham was orginially a Saxon settlement and is the landing place of William of Orange during the Glorious Revolution. Many of the town’s residents are descendants of the Dutch army and have Dutch surnames. These Dutch influences can also be seen in many of the street names in Brixham.
If you’re into art, you’ll love Brixham. Art galleries are in abundance in the town and feature local and visiting artists. When the weather is good, you’re able to visit the artists’ corner on the Strand to see artists working. At Brixham museum you’ll find plenty of interesting exhibits from the town’s cultural and maritime heritage. Or, if you fancy getting out on the water, there are lots of local coastal tours and fishing trips by boat available.
Being a fishing port, it’s no surprise that there is lots of great seafood restaurants in the Brixham area. And if you’re going self catering, you’ll find an amazing of fishmongers, butchers and greengrocers supplying local produce enabling you to cook some tasty meals in your accommodation.
One main attraction in Brixham is the Golden Hind replica. A fascinating recreation of Sir Frances Drake’s flagship, you can experience five decks of Tudor history and adventure which is fun for the whole family. The exhibition is ideal for children, with many activities geared around specific curriculum skills. Step back in time aboard the Golden Hind and experience the Tudor Age of discovery.