Kingswear is a place in the South Hams in the south English county of Devon. It lies on the east bank of the mouth of the Dart River and has about 1400 inhabitants. Kingswear is known as the terminus of the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway. A ferry takes you to Dartmouth on the other side of the river. Kingswear has a few smaller shops for tourists and some public houses. Kingsward Castle, a 15th-century fortified artillery position, is privately owned and located off the river. In addition, the site has a renewed in 1847 church, which belongs to the Anglican Diocese of Exeter and is dedicated to the patron St. Thomas of Canterbury. It is believed that the place was founded in early Anglo-Saxon times. In the history books, Kingswear is first mentioned in 1170, when William de Vinci sent land to the local parish. It's not clear why Kingswear did not fare as well as Dartmouth on the other bank. The travelers arrived in Kingswear on their way to the tomb of Thomas Beckett in Canterbury. The train station in Kingswear was opened on 16 August 1864. Passengers to South Africa or other parts of the world found accommodation at the Royal Dart Hotel. More recently, Kingswear has been the location for feature films such as "The French Lieutenant's Woman," and several TV series. Not least thanks to the local Royal Dart Yacht Club, the majority of participants in the annual Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta find their berth at Kingswear. zoomInteractive Image ViewerKingswear from the Dart River