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Antiques and Collector Fairs on the English Riviera

11 May 2016 | 1 comments

Bedford Holiday Apartments in Paignton are ideally situated on the English Riviera, an area offering an abundance of Antique shops, Flea-markets, Vintage shops and markets plus Antique Fairs, where you will find a huge variety of unusual and desirable items.

Collecting things seems to be a common pastime for many people, a pleasurable way to spend time delving into the past and interacting with history. There’s also the additional advantage of maybe making a financial gain, not to mention the enjoyment of the beauty of the objects collected. Antiques are usually items that are over one hundred years old, while collectables are items that are of interest or value to a collector, such as limited editions or rare items. Collecting is a delight that can enrich your life but beware, it can become addictive!

There are many reasons why people choose the English Riviera for long weekend breaks or holidays, and renting holiday apartments in Paignton and surrounding areas provides an affordable way to have a great time. And if you happen to like browsing around antique fairs and the like, there are many opportunities in the South Devon region.

Old Paignton Antiques – 76 Winner Street, Paignton, TQ33BH

Set in the historic old quarter of the town, a haven for quality period decorative ceramics, furniture and artefacts.

Harbourside Antiques – 26a Roundham Road, Paignton, TQ4 6DW

This antique store offers a huge selection of collectables, ceramics, silver, furniture and decorative items.

Antiques and Collectables Fairs – Newton Abbot Racecourse

Held on several dates in 2016 including June 18th, August 6th, September 24th and October 29th, you can wander amongst the many stalls, searching for hidden treasures from sellers both outside and inside of the racecourse.

Totnes Flea Market – Civic Hall, Totnes

This fascinating collectables/antiques and flea market is held every Friday throughout the year, and on some Tuesdays during the summer period of June until September.

Grand Flea Market – Town Hall, Torquay

Featuring over 90 stalls selling everything from postcards, collectables, bric-a-brac, antiques and jewellery this is a must visit the market, having been established now for over 90 years in the Town Hall.

 Car Boot Sales – Totnes, Paignton, Ivybridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Newton Abbot

These are too numerous to list, as they seem to pop up each weekend on various playing fields and car parks around the region. It’s best to check with local news and radio for current times and dates.

Keep checking the Bedford Holiday Apartments in Paignton Blog for more details of events and activities on the English Riviera during the coming months. You can book accommodation or by calling us on 01803 557 737.

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