The secret is out! Teignmouth on The Guardian’s 2017 Travel Hotlist
11th January 2017
Many of us thought that a new Colin Firth film, shot in Teignmouth and set for release later this year, was going to be the moment when the world would ‘discover’ Teignmouth. But a national newspaper has beaten the film in breaking the news.
As the Trinity School community we know that we are very fortunate to be based in a wonderful part of the country, and now it seems the national press are starting to realise what many of us have been saying for some time: the Teignmouth area is a fantastic place to live and visit.
The town is one of only six UK locations to have made the Guardian’s Global Hotlist of destinations set to inspire tourists in 2017, and it shares the honours with places such as St Petersburg, Yosemite National Park, Norway’s Lofoten Islands, Lisbon, Hamburg, Colombia, Hadrian’s Wall and China.
The article describes the town as a ‘Foodie Hotspot’ and ‘a picturesque holiday favourite since Georgian times’. The scenic coastline will soon be on show for all to see when a new film called The Mercy is released later this year. The movie, which stars Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, and tells the true story of the 1960’s tragedy involving local yachtsman, Donald Crowhurst, was filmed in Teignmouth and the surrounding area.
Trinity School has always been proud of its position on the Devon coast, close to a National Park and an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and proud to be part of the Teignmouth community. We are delighted to be providing an outstanding education for all our students in a nationally acclaimed location, and sometimes we dare to ask ourselves, will our own Trinity Secret be the next one to emerge?