Best Dartmoor Attractions, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Attractions, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

National Trust properties in Dartmoor National Park

Castle Drogo near Chagford in the north east section of Dartmoor National Park. One of the Westcountry's most popular and important National Trust properties, Castle Drogo was the last castle to be built in England. Situated at the mouth of the Teign Gorge, the setting is amazing and offers one of the best valley walks in the UK.

Lydford Gorge in Lydford on the west side of Dartmoor. Remarkable gorge with the highest natural waterfall in South West England. Great circular walk. Grab a cream tea in the cafe afterwards.

Buckland Abbey beyond Yelverton and the south west border of the National Park. Once home to Sir Francis Drake, there's a museum in the main house. Discover a Rembrandt self-portrait.

Finch Foundry in Sticklepath near the north border of Dartmoor. Delightful, fascinating place. Walk from the property into the beautiful Belstone Cleave.

Parke Estate on the outskirts of Bovey Tracey by the east border of the National Park.

There are many other attractions and areas managed by the National Trust including the Teign Gorge, Plym Valley and Hembury Woods. Browse the 'Things To Do' section to discover more.

 

English Heritage properties in Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Castle in Okehampton by the north west border of the National Park. Superb English Heritage property near Okehampton's Museum of Dartmoor Life. Combine the visit.

Lydford Castle in Lydford on the west side of Dartmoor by the National Trust's Lydford Gorge.

Grimspound just off the B3212 towards the centre of the National Park. One of Dartmoor's most famous prehistoric sites. Walk up onto Hamel Down for awesome views of the National Park.

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement below the popular Hound Tor.

Merrivale by the B3357 between Princetown and Tavistock.

 

Major Dartmoor attractions

Dartmoor Zoo by Sparkwell beyond the south border of Dartmoor.

Becky Falls Woodland Park on the outskirts of Manaton in the east section of the National Park.

House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass at Bovey Tracey by the east border of Dartmoor.

River Dart Country Park near Ashburton in the east section of the National Park.

Canonteign Falls in the Teign Valley to the north east.

Pennywell Farm just outside the south east border of Dartmoor.

The Miniature Pony Centre on the B3212 by Moretonhampstead.

Buckfast Abbey between Ashburton and Buckfastleigh in the east section of the National Park.

South Devon Railway as above.

Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies as above.

 

Major attractions just outside Dartmoor

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site is south west of Tavistock in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Tamar Trails Centre as above.

Haldon Forest Park including Go Ape Haldon Forest Park beyond the north east border of Dartmoor.

 

Gardens in and around Dartmoor National Park

Stone Lane Gardens and Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition near Chagford.

The Garden House beyond Yelverton and the south west border of Dartmoor.

Castle Drogo Gardens near Chagford.

Buckland Abbey Gardens beyond Yelverton and the south west border of the National Park.

 

Museums/Visitor Centres in Dartmoor National Park

Museum of Dartmoor Life in Okehampton by the north west border of the National Park.

Dartmoor Prison Museum in Princetown.

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre as above.

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre in Postbridge in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre below Haytor Rocks.