Teignmouth is a seaside town in South Devon, at the mouth of the River Teign, and 3 miles from Dawlish. It is pronounced "Tinmouth".
It was attacked by the French in 1340, and again in 1690.
John Keats stayed at Teignmouth in 1818, and corrected the proofs of "Endymion".
There are sandy beaches and a pier, while both a bridge and a passenger ferry connect the town with Shaldon on the far side of the estuary.
The handsome Assembly Rooms date from 1826.
Charles Babbage, father of the computer, was born at Teignmouth.