Places to Visit

Top locations to visit in & around Dartmouth

Dartmouth from Kingwear

Dartmouth Castle (2.3 miles)

One of the most picturesquely situated fortresses in England and has stood guard over the Dart estuary and the port of Dartmouth for over 600 years.

 

Dartmouth (3 miles)

Dartmouth sits on the banks of the picturesque River Dart. Dating back to 1147 it has a rich history including the departure of the Mayflower from Baynards Cove in 1620 to carry the Pilgrim Fathers to America. Today it is a vibrant harbour town with a great selection of boutique shops, independent art galleries and restaurants to suit a range of tastes.

 

Coleton Fishacre (7 miles via the Dartmouth Ferry)

A stunning house and gardens originally build as a country retreat for Rupert D’Oyly Carte of the Savoy Hotel fame in the 1920s. The garden extends down to the sea at Pudcombe Cove and features many rare and exotic plants. It is now a National Trust property.

 

Greenway House (8.5 miles via the Dartmouth Ferry)

An estate on River Dart near Galmpton in Devon, once the holiday home of the famous author Agatha Christie, it is now owned by the National Trust. Filled with manuscripts and items from Agatha’s life, Greenway also inspired the novel “Dead Man’s Folly”.

 

Start point (10 miles)

Well worth a visit the striking Start Point Lighthouse is situated on one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the south side of Start Bay between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.

 

Cockington Village (20 miles)

A treasured local heritage gemCockington is one of the most densely thatched villages in England. As well as its centre piece, the Grade II* listed Cockington Court, the village comprises a working forge, waterwheel, and medieval church. The stunning water meadows lead through the village to the sea front.

 

Salcombe (22 miles)

A beautiful coastal town sittingon the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary making it one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. Located within the South Devon Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, Salcombe is known for its outstanding coastal views and rolling surrounding countryside, as well as a centre for sailing.