Modbury is a place like no other. Situated in the rolling hills of the South Hams and surrounded by designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is unique in combining the independent shops and services of a small town with the heart and spirit of a village.
It is often said that Modbury’s greatest asset is its people. Modbury has been welcoming visitors since its days as a thriving market town, centred on the wool trade. Much of the wealth that period created can be seen in our legacy of many fine period buildings.
Today’s visitors will find a great welcome too. Modbury is the perfect gateway to the best of what the South Hams has to offer. Our cottages, B&Bs and Hotels make a good base for visiting nearby unspoiled beaches, enjoying well-signed country and coastal path walks, shopping or stopping by for a coffee, a snack or a meal in our cafe’s and pubs. Dartmoor is within easy reach. The nearby ocean city of Plymouth is where Sir Francis Drake set off to fight the Spanish armada and where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America. Modbury’s own history is also fascinating with tales of Roundhead and Cavalier battles. From the town, you can still walk Runaway Lane named after the outcome of one such battle.
Twinning with Lanveoc
The concept of twinning developed in Europe after World War II to promote friendship, co-operation and mutual awareness between the peoples of Europe.
Modbury is twinned with Lanveoc, a town in north west Brittany, with a similar population and roughly the same size as Modbury. The Twinning Association members travel annually to Lanveoc and organise a reciprocal visit to Modbury for their twinning partners usually to coincide with the Modbury Fair week in May.
Whatever your reason for visiting our delightful town you will find a warm and friendly welcome awaits you. You will not feel like a stranger here but a guest. We look forward to greeting you.
PRICE INCLUDES POSTAGE AND PACKING From Moot Burgh to Modbury and back... Once a Saxon meeting...
These walks are typically 6-8km (4-5 miles) and will occupy a morning or afternoon. They have...
Walks in this guide are about 3- 5 km (2-3 miles), many of them involving...
PRICE INCLUDES POSTAGE AND PACKAGING In the South Hams, about 10 miles from Plymouth, lies...
Modbury Health Centre
South Moor Vets
New Mills, Modbury
Bank - Lloyds
Mondays – mobile bank with full facilities
Open 7 days a week Modbury Post Office
South Hams District Council
01803 861234 Modbury Parish Council
Police, Fire & Ambulance
South Hams, Kingsbridge
01548 852349 Derryford Hospital, Plymouth
"Modbury has everything you could possibly wish for on an enjoyable day out: cafes, gift shops and great pubs. It even has a designer dress agency, a book shop and art galleries. Modbury's wonderful community spirit is best experienced during the May Fair and Christmas Lights extravaganza”.
— Alice Kingston
BUSY MARKET TOWN...
"Modbury is a lovely and busy market town. I was particularly impressed with the history surrounding the town during the English Civil War... and the shops! Had a great walk and finished with a hot chocolate and a danish while sitting in the sun and watching Modburys citizens bustling by."
— Poppy Stewart
"My family has lived in the South Hams for 25 years; and worked in Modbury since 2002. We are so lucky to be living and working in such a beautiful place, close to fantastic beaches and the wilds of Dartmoor, and with the beautiful Devon countryside in between."
— Mary Talbot-Rosevear