Things To Do near Langstone Cottage

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The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor has several 'longstones'. Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down) is located on the moor above Chagford in the north eastern section of the National Park. The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor) is situated on the moor in the western section of Dartmoor. Both are part of prehistoric c...

River Meavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Meavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Meavy runs from the outskirts of Princetown to the north eastern end of Burrator Reservoir. At the southern end of the reservoir, it resumes its course past the village Meavy towards the River Plym. The combined river flows through Plym Valley to Plymouth and Plymouth Sound. If you look...

Langstone Moor Stone Row, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Langstone Moor Stone Row, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Whilst it's very easy to locate Langstone Moor Stone Row, it's much more difficult to see/photograph its stones. Situated by The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), the stone row runs south/north across tussocky moorland. We've positioned Langstone Moor Stone Row on Google maps so zoo...

Hart Tor Stone Rows, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hart Tor Stone Rows, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A double stone row and a single stone row run in different directions from two cairns situated side by side below Hart Tor. Stone rows and cairns occupy a strange location in a dip in the landscape by the River Meavy. The double stone row is impressive. The single stone row is less easy to see as it...

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This cross is situated by Cross Gate as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. It's also known locally as Lowery Cross. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location. Cross Gate/Lowery Cross is on both the Buckfast to Tavistoc...

Meavy Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Meavy Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Meavy rises on the outskirts of Princetown by the old Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) below North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. The B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road cuts across the headwaters at Devil's Bridge. Meavy Head is unusual for Dartmo...

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Start from Burrator Dam. There's parking along the eastern side of the road (when you're there, you'll see signs telling you where to park) or in the old quarry just south west of the dam. Having taken in the views of the dam and reservoir, follow the road on the western side of the reservoir tow...

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A high number of tors circle Princetown. Some, like Great Mis Tor, are dramatic. Others, like Little Mis Tor, are more understated. Hart Tor is one of the latter. A relatively small rocky outcrop, it sits on a spur of land between the upper section of the River Meavy and Hart Tor Brook about a mile...

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Two of the most grim yet fascinating visitor attractions in the Westcountry can be found on its high moors. On Bodmin is Bodmin Jail. On Dartmoor is Dartmoor Prison Museum. Dartmoor Prison dominates Princetown. Just up the road from the prison's famous main entrance, in a building that was once t...

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If you're visiting the Burrator Reservoir area, we'd recommend popping into the Burrator Discovery Centre first. It provides a great introduction to the local area, its history and attractions. There's information about the construction of the reservoir and its two dams in addition to the Princetown...

Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Explore the Burrator Reservoir area and at some point you'll be walking in one of the many plantations that fringe the reservoirs and extend up nearby valleys. Access/points of interest in these plantations are covered below.   Peekhill Plantation. The Granite and Gears Princetown Ra...

Dartmoor Prison, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Prison, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Drive the B3212 from Two Bridges to Princetown and you come to a lay-by offering views of the formidable Dartmoor Prison. Today, it's a prison housing low risk inmates. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was built to house French and American prisoners of war. During the Napoleonic Wars, Fr...

Burrator Waterfalls, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Waterfalls, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Burrator Waterfall is situated in Burrator Gorge south of Burrator Dam. It's marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. There's another waterfall that's very popular with visitors to Burrator Reservoir between the dam and Burrator Discovery Centre. This waterfall isn't natural. It's...

Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Stunning reservoir fringed by plantations and tors in the south west section of Dartmoor National Park Burrator Reservoir, or Burrator, is an exceptionally popular Dartmoor beauty spot in the south west section of the National Park. It sits below the busy B3212 between Princetown and Yelverton....

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Beautiful gardens just beyond the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Super place for lunch or a cream tea. The Garden House sells plants as well.