St. John the Baptist Church, built of red sandstone, has a 15th century chantry.
Coverdale Tower is a fragment of a 14th century palace of the Bishops of Exeter.
Kirkham House is a late mediaeval stone house.
Oldway was built in the late 19th century in imitation of Versailles, for Isaac Singer, the sewing machie magnate. It now acts as council offices.
Paignton Zoo is one of the country`s finest, and now has an associated attraction named Living Coasts.
Paignton is the Northern terminus of the scenic Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway.
Sue Barker, the tennis player and TV presenter, was born at Paignton.
The first performance of "The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan was at Paignton.