The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A welcoming pub in a lovely little Dartmoor village, with a bar, restaurant and family room, good British pub menu with children's options and a Sunday carvery.
Hugged by red cliffs thick with vegetation, Shaldon Beach sits at the mouth of the River Teign in Devon. Comprising of eye-catching red sand and a gently sloping shore, the beach is a popular spot in summer, providing a real haven for beach-lovers of all ages. Sit back and take in the views or try your hand at a favourite activity, this picture-postcard beach caters for everyone. For ease, facilities are located nearby and although there are no lifeguards, the beach is often used for watersports, including swimming, sailing and rowing.
Excellent beach. Not for the unfit as quite a lot of steps involved in getting down/up.
Great for our dog and quiet in September. Cafe by the car park (cheapish parking charges)
A moorland romp through the storylands of Dartmoor. It's inspired many a tale of spooky goings-on and now you can encounter the remains and feel the chill for yourself on a guided walk.
The very heart of Dartmoor, this village is tucked into breathtakingly beautiful countryside. A couple of friendly pubs, cosy tea-rooms serving cream teas and a blissful, far-from-the-modern-world atmosphere.
A traditional village green overlooked by the beautiful church - a great place to picnic (don't share it with the ponies though!),
Loads to do here, with lots of animals to see and touch, including some unusual creatures such as twin Gambian rats the size of cats and woolly 'sheep-pigs'!
Beautiful woodland walks, lovely and relaxing to explore and return for a cream tea.
Go in season and enjoy dishes based around the excellent local game.
Nice pub food, good atmosphere and very welcoming.
Delightful thatched Dartmoor inn, where they stock local West Country ales. It's especially cosy in the evenings when the candles are lit. Dogs are welcome (except in the dining room).
Having recently undergone a big makeover, the Carpenters Arms is ready to welcome guests with warm hospitality and excellent home-cooked food. Bright, clean and cosy, the pub is very popular so booking ahead is advised.
We were lucky enough to stay at The Old Post Office just around the corner from The Carpenter's Arms and we used it several times. Lovely welcoming atmosphere and the 'pub grub' menu was well cooked and presented. Would happily go back.
Pretty and traditional 18th Century pub in an unspoilt little village. Popular with locals and visitors alike, good wholesome menu and friendly and attentive staff - plus a lovely log fire!
Come early to get a table - there aren’t many and this pub is very popular.
We ate here twice whilst staying in Widecombe -it's a 'proper' rural pub with an exceptionally friendly landlord and a good variety of guest ales and wine. The menu was really interesting and the meals were generous and well cooked. The pub itself is small, but there is also a larger streamside beer garden. Would highly recommend - always lots of locals here too, which speaks volumes.
Lovely old-fashioned homely pub by Widecombe in the Moor. Locally sourced food and real ales straight from the barrel.
England's youngest castle, designed by Lutyens and built of Dartmoor granite with all the mod-cons of the 1920's. At 300 metres high, it catches the wildest of Dartmoor’s weather. Try a spot of croquet on the croquet lawn or amble through the garden and miles of walks in the Teign Gorge.
Beautiful gardens, but castle is a bit of a building site
Visited Castle Drogo on a beautiful sunny warm day. The gardens are superb and the castle very interesting but as extensive building works are in progress, it is difficult to judge how it would look in normal times.
castle drogo to fingle bridge
Although only built in 1910 well worth visit, a real reminder of past living with contents on display with handy guide book. The walk down to Fingle Bridge and return via the river is a must.
Last great manor house built in England
This grand house can be seen by a superb and fascinating tour. The history of Castle Drogo and its owners is a marvellous tale. Very pleasant walking offered as well.
The last castle to be built in England. This remarkable 20th Century fortress stands high above the Teign Gorge on Dartmoor.
Although the castle itself is closed at some times out of season (for cleaning, maintenance etc) the beautiful walks around the estate are always open. The walk down through the woodland and along the bottom of the gorge are breathtaking (literally, on the way back up!) - but there is the option of popping into the pub halfway around!
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