The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A traditional local pub in the centre of the village where you will find quality ales and food and a warm welcome. Children are welcome and whilst there isn't a kids menu, smaller portions of many dishes are available.
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.
Most of Shaldon beach has a summer time ban on dog walking.
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 short three mile walk taking in some of the better known tors, starting in the lane above Lustleigh up the footpath into the woods. At the junction of two paths take the upper one and climb high above the River Bovey. At the end you will find Hunters Tor and the Ancient Hill Tor, follow the path down to the right and then take the dog leg to Peck Farm, returning to your car along the path on the lower slopes of the wood.
One of the great gateways to Dartmoor and a pretty market town, Moretonhampstead is surrounded by jaw-droppingly lovely countryside. Once you’ve exhausted yourself hiking, biking, riding or climbing around the wilds of Dartmoor, you’ll find Moretonhampstead the perfect place to rejuvenate with great pub and café food. The village is utterly unspoilt; friendly locals and a tranquil atmosphere make it impossible to resist.
Great place with a range of places to eat, etc local people really friendly
There’s a distinctly ‘des res’ feel about Chagford - lots of pretty art galleries, upmarket cafes and chi-chi shops. A relaxing place for an amble.
lovely place, we had lunch at 3 crowns lovely Sunday lunch and amazing soup
A lovely friendly village
Chagford is an ideal location for a holiday for touring Dartmoor etc.
Has three pubs all serving excellent food, lots of lovely shops and you would have no need to travel to buy provisions as there is everything you need in the village. Special mention must be made of the beautiful fruit and veg shop which although very small has lovely fresh produce and extremely friendly staff.
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!
A popular Inn with a great selection of real ales and a menu created using locally sourced ingredients. Full removation took taken place following a devastating thatch fire in 2016 and the pub now has a fresh and modern feel.
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).
Famous chef Michael Caines heads the kitchen.
Tortuous drive but worth every mile ! Stunning setting, best food we have ever had and the service is immaculate. Not an everyday meal but a real treat . Would love to stay there!
Fabulous food - fantastic service
Gidleigh Park is tucked away up a long country drive - even the approach is stunning. The house itself instills an aura of calm, and the food is inspirational - perfect for a special celebration or party. Gidleigh Park's two Michelin stars are well deserved.
Built in the early 1900s on Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Hall offers a warm reception to all visitors. The impressive 275-acre estate provides a wonderful adventure playground for little kids and big kids alike, with all sorts of activities and events to get involved in throughout the year.
A real treat!
You really feel as though you are stepping back in time when you come through the gates of Bovey Castle and sweep through parkland down the drive. The spa is wonderful (they sometimes have out of season day packages), with a lovely pool which has views looking out to the moor - combined with a steam room and sauna, this offers a luxurious way to ease those aching muscles!
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