Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Why stay in this location and hotel?

​(Pictured Scorhill Stone Circle on the high moor above Gidleigh Park Hotel.)

Widely recognised as one of the finest hotels in the UK, it's easy to forget that Gidleigh Park Hotel occupies an enviable location above the Dartmoor gateway town Chagford on the fringe of the high moor.

This website specialises in helping visitors discover locations in Dartmoor National Park. If you care to leave its luxury, there's plenty to experience in the local area around Gidleigh Park Hotel.

Scroll through the photo gallery to see images of what you can do around Gidleigh Park Hotel. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location.

To help you choose Gidleigh Park Hotel for its location, we've listed some of the local attractions below. Cherry pick for a short break. Try to visit all if you're on holiday in Dartmoor.

 

Gidleigh Park

Explore Gidleigh Park (North/South Park) and walk a section of the Mariners' Way in Dartmoor. The North Teign River flows from Dartmoor's high north plateau under Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge and past the Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River into Scorhill Gorge. Gidleigh Park lines the lower section of the gorge. Stunning place. The old Mariner's Way crosses the Park.

 

Kestor Rock

Take in the views from Kestor Rock. Follow the Mariner's Way south through Gidleigh Park and you come to a skinny moorland road that takes you up to Kestor Rock. The views are immense.

 

Scorhill Stone Circle

Dartmoor National Park is internationally famous for its prehistoric sites. There is a concentration of these sites around Gidleigh Park Hotel. Scorhill Stone Circle is the most impressive.

Also see the Shovel Down Stone Rows, Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down) and Round Pound.

A little further away are the The Grey Wethers Stone CirclesHurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row and Spinster's Rock.

 

Walk the moors and tors

From the Kestor Rock and Scorhill Stone Circle area, the moors rise to Dartmoor's north plateau. Yomp up to Hound Tor (North Dartmoor) and you'll enjoy a sublime view across the highest ground in southern England to the only two mountains in southern England. To walk from the hotel's doorstep and take in moors, tors, Kestor Rock and Scorhill Stone Circle, try this Round Pound, Gidleigh Park and Scorhill Stone Circle Circular Walk although start from Gidleigh Park.

 

Chagford

Spend some time in Chagford. One of Dartmoor's most popular destinations is just down the road from Gidleigh Park Hotel. You can follow the Two Moors Way from the hotel to town.

 

Castle Drogo (National Trust)

Visit the National Trust's Castle Drogo. High above the mouth of the Teign Gorge, this is one of many National Trust properties on Dartmoor. Also visit Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge.

 

Teign Gorge (National Trust)

Walk the Teign Gorge. This is one of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Walk from Castle Drogo down to Fingle Bridge and Fingle Bridge Inn and then back again.

 

Fernworthy Forest

Discover Fernworthy Forest. You could be in Canada. A huge forest surrounding a beautiful reservoir, this is a very different landscape to the high moors and wooded valleys of Dartmoor.

 

Stone Lane Gardens and Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition

Spend an afternoon at Stone Lane Gardens. Go for the colours. Quite extraordinary.

 

Dartmoor horse riding

Go horse riding.

You might also want to try canoeing, cycling, climbing, wild swimming or fishing.

 

They say: 'Nestled in a wooded valley, Gidleigh Park boasts 107 acres of mature grounds, within the wilds of Dartmoor. With a 2 Michelin starred fine dining restaurant, this estate is just 6 minutes' drive from Chagford.' View availability and read more.


Address Chagford
Exeter
TQ13 8HH
Telephone -
Area More information on Chagford
Sleeps Unknown
Bedrooms 24
Pricing From £345 Per Person Per Night
Pets No
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