The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A welcome stop following a Teign River ramble - a pot of tea is just what is called for! Although a pub, restaurant and function room, as well as riverbank-based activities cater for everyone's needs.
Great find on the moor
This place doesnt suffer as badly as some of the other popular drinks stops on the moor and you will normally have no trouble in getting a table. The foods nothing to write home about but if you have been walking all day its hot and filling.
The Fingle Bridge Inn is in a brilliant spot beside the River Teign and is the perfect stop off point for visitors to Castle Drogo who undertake the breathtaking Teign Gorge walk. Children and dogs are often found paddling in the shallows and the outside areas allow you to soak up the waterside atmosphere. It's unpretentious and traditional, definitely worth a visit.
A Blue Flag-awarded beach, Dawlish Beach offers tranquillity and respite amongst picturesque scenery. Shouldered by sand dunes and with little lakes nearby, the area is a recognised nature reserve and haven for wildlife. Stretching for miles in either direction, Dawlish Beach has plenty of space for everyone and there are lots of activities and entertainment options too.
This lovely round walk of about four miles starts at Throwleigh church and passes Devon townhouses to the open moorland on the edge of Dartmoor. Full details are available from the visorando website.
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!
An elegant award wining restaurant with an impressive wine cellar. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea this is a wonderful place to treat yourself.
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.
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
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).
Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.
Well worth a visit
Best place we visited
Former house of Agatha Christie
Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.
Lovely day out
This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!
Well worth a visit
The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.
The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.
Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.
Enjoyed by All
A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.
A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).
An inspirational place!
This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.
Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.
'The Loveliest Place in the World'
Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.
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