Friday, 27 February 2009

From Cow Town to Fish Town

We've had a look at Paignton, now let's turn our attention to the third of the Bay's towns, Brixham.
At the southern end of Torbay, Brixham is a busy working port, home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Europe. Each day the fresh catch is sold in the fish markets on the historic quayside.
Around the harbour are a number of small, unique shops, and kiosks offering fishing outings and a variety of day and night boat trips around the bay or even up the River Dart to Dartmouth.
To reflect its seafaring heritage, Brixham Museum includes lots of interesting artifacts and information about the town's past, including rare photographs and written accounts.
Brixham is also home to an artists' league, known as the 'Shoal of Brixham Artists'. The Shoal was founded in 2003 when a group of local artists decided to work together. You can view some of their work at the Breakwater Bistro and Art Gallery which houses changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Brixham is locally known as two separate towns: 'Cow Town' the rural part, and 'Fish Town' the port part, telling the story of the area's rich farming and fishing heritage.


Mary said...

Brixham is a pretty nice place. It would be great to take your families at Brixham Holiday Cottages that's near a fishing area. It would be a wonderful family bonding experience.

clayts said...

Brixham is alright - I like the Berry Head Hotel, gorgeous views on a nice spring day!
Chris @ London Bus Tours