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Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park

Countryside and Nature

Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place.

South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

Walking

Come to the beach anywhere in the South West of England, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path and on the edge of an amazing experience. Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline which makes up the longest National Trail in the UK?

Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands

Beaches

Set in an unspoilt, sheltered bay amongst evergreens and pines is Blue Flag awarded Blackpool Sands, a shingle beach located only 3 miles west of Dartmouth on the beautiful South Devon heritage coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Salcombe

Salcombe

Beaches

Salcombe is a popular resort town in the South Hams district of Devon, south west England.

Hope Cove

Hope Cove

Beaches

Hope Cove is made up of two sandy beaches in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), near Salcombe, South Devon.

Bantham Beach

Bantham Beach

Beaches

A beautiful large sandy beach ideal for watersports, especially surfing. Swimming is safe if you stay within the marked area which is patrolled by life guards.

Bigbury on Sea Beach

Bigbury on Sea Beach

Beaches

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea beach in South Devon is ideal for family holidays.

Dartmouth

Dartmouth

Towns Villages and Cities

Situated on the banks of the picturesque River Dart, it’s the perfect year round destination for a short break, day visit or holiday.

Totnes

Totnes

Towns Villages and Cities

Totnes is an historic market town that combines alternative therapies, breathtakingly beautiful countryside and a fascinating history.

Exeter

Exeter

Towns Villages and Cities

A small city that packs a big punch, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England.

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo

Activities

With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.

Anchorstone Café Dittisham and Dartmouth

Anchorstone Café Dittisham and Dartmouth

Restaurants and Pubs

The Anchorstone Café is one of the South Hams’ few true river-side cafés, situated on the bank of the River Dart in the beautiful village of Dittisham.

Durrant Arms Ashprington

Durrant Arms Ashprington

Restaurants and Pubs

Situated in the delightful conservation village of Ashprington, three miles South of the market town of Totnes, The Durant Arms, established in 1725, is a country inn and a family run free-house with three en-suite guest bedrooms.

Rock Fish Dartmouth

Rock Fish Dartmouth

Restaurants and Pubs

The first of the Rockfish restaurants, opening in 2010, Dartmouth overlooks the spectacular river Dart. The river is full of ever changing activity, from fishing & sailing boats to super yachts, there is something new and interesting everyday throughout the year.

Alfresco

Alfresco

Restaurants and Pubs

AN ENTICING FUSION OF DELICIOUS FRESH FOOD AND DRINK, VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE, LIVE MUSIC AND EN-SUITE ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF DARTMOUTH, DEVON.

Bayards cove

Bayards cove

Restaurants and Pubs

We offer a fully cooked breakfast using local bacon and sausages, free range eggs, mushrooms and vine tomatoes, waffles and breakfast baps.

Floating bridge

Floating bridge

Restaurants and Pubs

We are a quaint, old fashioned pub set alongside the beautiful river Dart, in the port town of Dartmouth, just a five minute walk from the town centre. Enjoy the warm atmosphere in our traditional bar and cosy restaurant, or sit out front and watch the boats in the Marina and the Higher Ferry transporting the cars to Kingswear. We pride ourselves on using the best quality and freshest ingredients for all of the food we use in our kitchen.

The Royal Castle hotel and pub

The Royal Castle hotel and pub

Restaurants and Pubs

As an independent hotel we have the luxury of being able to choose all of our products and ingredients. We are proud of our location at the heart of South Devon, with all that its rolling hills, abundant coastline and fertile valleys have to offer and reflect that in our seasonally changing menus.

Dartmouth Golf Club

Dartmouth Golf Club

Activities

Enjoy a golf break at the Best Western Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa. Our Devon golf breaks include bed and breakfast, an evening meal, two or more rounds of golf on the 18 hole Championship course, unlimited golf on the 9-hole Dartmouth Course and access to our spa facilities.

Churston Golf Club

Churston Golf Club

Activities

Here at Churston Golf Course it is always a pleasure to meet new members, visitors and guests. If we can assist you with any queries please get in touch. Our friendly and professional staff are always at hand to help.

Thurlestone Golf Club

Thurlestone Golf Club

Activities

Situated in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, Thurlestone is a fantastic location to play golf and tennis. Running along the stunning coastline of Bigbury Bay, this Harry Colt designed course is a mix of links and cliff-top terrain with the latter providing breath-taking views of the legendary Thurlestone Rock to the East and the beautiful Avon Estuary and Burgh Island to the West.

Dainton

Dainton

Activities

Over the years the course has matured into an enjoyable test of golf for all abilities. Our professional coaches continue to introduce novice golfers to the game, while our league teams regularly enjoy success at county level. And because we believe golf can be enjoyed by the whole family we maintain a relaxed, friendly environment on the golf course and in the clubhouse.

Stover

Stover

Activities

The peace and tranquility of Stover Golf Club, located on the edge of Newton Abbot, is a convenient treat for golfers in the south west, with easy access from the A38 and M5. The course is one of the best parkland courses in the south west. The beautiful parkland golf course features a wide variety of holes, elevation change, mature trees, streams and picturesque ponds.

General Shopping at Dartmouth

General Shopping at Dartmouth

Local Shops

Shopping in Dartmouth offers a unique experience for everyone! With an eclectic mix of specialist shops and big high street names, in a charming and historic setting, the town is a popular destination with all kinds of shoppers, especially those looking for a little bit of retail therapy.

General Shopping at Totnes

General Shopping at Totnes

Local Shops

Totnes prides itself on being a Fairtrade town with an overall ethical ethos, you will discover many products which are handmade, local or fairly sourced, from jewellery to fashionable clothing, fresh food to organic skincare, plus traditional butchers, modern art, glassware, stationery and so much more.

Crabbing at Dittisham

Crabbing at Dittisham

Activities

The best activity ever!

Horse riding lessons

Horse riding lessons

Activities

Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre offers fantastic tuition with one of our highly skilled instructors. 
No mater if you are 5 or 105 riding is fun and exhilarating and whats more it's excellent exercise.
Here at Dittiscombe we offer private lessons talored to your individual skill level or group lessons where the group is all of a simular level.

Sharpham wine and cheese tours

Sharpham wine and cheese tours

Activities

Classic English wines are produced at Sharpham vineyard as a result of a happy marriage of soil, climate and grape variety known as terroir, and nature has bestowed her gifts freely upon us here at Sharpham. In the winery, we employ both New World and traditional techniques to best develop our unique regional characteristics. Our tally of International Awards confirms our position as one of England's foremost quality wine producers. We invite you to visit, sample, and make up your own minds about our fine English wine.

Make your own Gin Salcombe

Make your own Gin Salcombe

Activities

AT OUR OUTSTANDING DISTILLING LABORATORY FOR ADULTS, YOU WILL TAKE CHARGE OF A BEAUTIFUL MINI COPPER POT STILL TO DEVELOP AND DISTIL YOUR VERY OWN 70CL BOTTLE OF GIN.

Nature reserve Torquay

Nature reserve Torquay

Activities

Welcome to Living Coasts, an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.

Plymouth Aquarium

Plymouth Aquarium

Activities

Home to over 4,000 Ocean animals just waiting to meet you, the NMA will take you on a journey around the world via our Ocean, giving you the chance to connect with our amazing blue planet starting right here in Plymouth Sound. Head off on a voyage of exploration, taking you everywhere from the Atlantic Ocean to the vibrant Great Barrier Reef.  Immerse yourself in our underwater world and get ready to learn all about the wonders of our Ocean from our team of fun and engaging Ocean experts along the way.

Woodlands

Woodlands

Activities

Woodlands Family Theme Park is the largest theme park in Devon, a fun filled family day out for everyone. From little kids to kid-ults there’s something for anyone and everyone! With one of the largest and best indoor play areas in the South West, amazing water rides, a zoo farm and much more, there’s fun to be had rain or shine. A great value family day out and with up to 30% off when you buy tickets online, it makes your day even better!

Pennywell Park

Pennywell Park

Activities

Great place for the whole family!

Malster Arms Tuckenhay

Malster Arms Tuckenhay

Restaurants and Pubs

The Maltsters Arms is an atmospheric, riverside pub, restaurant and bed & breakfast nestling in the picturesque Dart Valley. Steeped in history, this 18th Century Inn is located in the hamlet of Tuckenhay, which was once a hive of industrial activity.

Within easy reach of Totnes, Dartmouth and the stunning South Devon coast there is no better place to while away a few hours while enjoying a tasty lunch or dinner and relaxing with a cold beer or a glass of wine.

Watermans

Watermans

Restaurants and Pubs

Leslie and Sarah offer you a warm welcome to The Waterman’s Arms. Our restaurant, bar and accommodation overlook the river at Bow Bridge, Ashprington, Totnes Devon. The location is perfect for a quite drink, a light lunch or a candle lit evening meal.

This traditional 17th Century Inn with two large car parks, offers a relaxed stylish atmosphere with its roaring fire in winter and it river side and garden terrace seating on fine days.

FBI

FBI

Restaurants and Pubs

The Ferry Boat Inn (known locally as The FBI) is a traditional community pub located right on the shore of the River Dart in Dittisham.

We have one family-friendly bar and probably one of the most stunning views from a pub window in the world!

If you visit, you will have a choice of four real ales, a comprehensive wine list and a pub menu that is out of the ordinary.

We attract a wide range of customers from locals to yachties, families of all ages, holidaymakers and celebrities all of whom come to soak up and enjoy the atmosphere. At the Ferry Boat Inn invariably you will start chatting to either one of the locals or another holiday maker that will make your visit even more memorable. Local characters abound and some are even known to take a drink off visiting holiday makers (no names mentioned!)

Canoe Adventures

Canoe Adventures

Activities

Explore South Devon's stunning River Dart estuary between the historic towns of Totnes and Dartmouth - setting off from Tuckenhay or Stoke Gabriel with pubs, secret places, campfires, shipwrecks, wildlife and stories along the way.

Get a group together to hire your own canoe, or multiple canoes, for your own river adventure. You could include a BBQ, winetasting at Sharpham vineyard or pub stops.  Ideal for family celebrations, Hens, Stags, Scouts, Guides, Schools and team building and rewards. 

Sea Horse

Sea Horse

Restaurants and Pubs

Our restaurant specializes in seafood and is situated on the banks of the River Dart in Dartmouth. We are lucky to have some of the best fish and shellfish in the world landed here.

We believe that seafood of this quality requires skillful but simple prepartion to enjoy it as it's best and this is at the heart of what we do. Much of the seafood we serve at our restaurant is roasted over an open charcoal fire with just a few herbs and our own olive oil. We also serve a number of specilaities including our roasted monkfish, scallops roasted with white port, black rice and, spaghetti with our local seafood, for those wishing not to eat seafood we have some meat choices including our legendary rib of angus beef roasted over the fire.

Taylors

Taylors

Restaurants and Pubs

With its delightful views over the river Dart and across to Kingswear, Taylor's Restaurant is easily one of the most picturesque places to enjoy fresh cuisine inspired by Devon's land and sea. Now in their 20th year, Peter and Pauline have built up an outstanding reputation and loyal following due to their continued dedication to doing what they love best - cooking and providing a comfortable and stylish place to dine with family and friends.

Angel

Angel

Restaurants and Pubs

I am passionate about keeping food simple and allowing the quality of the produce we work with to do the talking. It was essential for the success of the restaurant to engage a Head Chef who is as passionate about local produce and traditional breeds, who believes like me in understanding how the animals are raised to create the flavour and to ensure the sustainability of historic local Devon breeds.

Britannia Royal Naval College

Britannia Royal Naval College

Historic Sites

For many years the Royal Navy has trained British and other nations' naval officers both ashore and at sea.

Today Britannia Royal Naval College acts as their alma mater wherever they trained.

The Golden Hind

The Golden Hind

Historic Sites

The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of Sir Francis Drake's Tudor Galleon and is one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration. The Ship has been a feature of picturesque Brixham harbour for over fifty years, entertaining and educating thousands of visitors during this time - as well as being featured on many tv programmes and films.

A striking landmark in Brixham, every visitor on board contributes to the restoration and maintenance of the Ship, ensuring that 'Brixham's Treasure' will continue to enhance Brixham's beautiful Quayside for future generations...

Anchorstone Ferry service

Anchorstone Ferry service

Boats

Ferry Service

Dartmouth Steam Railway

Dartmouth Steam Railway

Trains

Based on the glorious South Devon coastline in South West England, enjoy your days out in Devon on our steam trains, boat trips and paddle steamer - the only attraction in Devon that lets you enjoy the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and the River Dart, Kingswear and Totnes on your day out!

Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle

Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle

Boats

The paddle steamer Kingswear Castle won Gold for the Best Visitor Attraction Award at the 2014 Herald Express English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards (October 2014).

Totnes to Buckfastleigh

Totnes to Buckfastleigh

Trains

The SDR is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. We run steam trains with heritage rolling stock and offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and people of all ages.

Ride the South Devon Railway and, while you are with us, you can visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies: 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day.

Find us just off the A38 at Buckfastleigh, very close to the famous Buckfast Abbey, or by train to Totnes on the Great Western main line.

Buckfastleigh is around 22 miles from Exeter, 21 miles from Plymouth, 19 miles from Dartmouth and 13 miles from Paignton.

Buckfastly Abbey

Buckfastly Abbey

Historic Sites

Since time immemorial, deer have been drawn to graze in the sheltered meadows which line the banks of the river Dart in this Devonshire valley and quench their thirst in the cooling waters which flow here from high up on the moors and down towards the sea.

The Castle at Dartmouth

The Castle at Dartmouth

Historic Sites

One of the most beautifully located fortresses in England. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth. It offers stunning views of the estuary and out to sea and offers a great family day out, whatever the weather. 

Greenway House Agatha Christie

Greenway House Agatha Christie

Historic Sites

Agatha Christie called Greenway 'the loveliest place in the world' and treasured it as a holiday home for her and her family. They filled each room with items dear to them, brought to Greenway from Ashfield, Agatha's childhood home, and their travels and extensive collections. In the house you can see all of this just as Agatha and her family left it.


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