Things To Do near Princetown National Park Visitor Centre

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Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

South Hessary Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

South Hessary Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One of Dartmoor's most distinctive landmarks is the radio mast that rises north west of Princetown. North Hessary Tor and its trig point are situated next to the mast. At 517m above sea level and the highest point in the immediate vicinity of Princetown, North Hessary Tor provides big and impressive...

North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Princetown sits below a high dome of moorland. At 517m above sea level, this dome is topped with a giant radio mast and a trig point on a rocky outcrop. These are North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. The views from the trig point are huge and it's a short, sharp walk from Princetown so we'd ver...

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Rundlestone Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Rundlestone Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Rundlestone is a hamlet by the B3357 on the outskirts of Princetown. The rocky outcrop nearest the hamlet is called Rundlestone Tor. It's one of a cluster of granite outcrops on the dome of moorland west of Princetown that's topped by North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. We've positioned...

Conchies Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Conchies Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

During WW1, many Conscientious Objectors were housed in Dartmoor Prison. In this time, they built what is know locally as 'Conchies Road' which runs from the Tor Royal area just east of Princetown across the moors towards Swincombe Bridge. The road stops about half way between these points. Roughly...

Hollow Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hollow Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Princetown is situated east and south east of the Dartmoor landmark North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. To the west, the moor drops down to Foggintor Quarries and English Heritage's Merrivale Complex. Between these points of interest is Hollow Tor. Small by Dartmoor standards, Hollow Tor is located...

Hart Tor Stone Rows, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hart Tor Stone Rows, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Crock of Gold, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crock of Gold, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Crock of Gold is a cairn circle and cist by Conchies Road roughly a mile and a half east of Princetown. One of Dartmoor's most famous cists with, arguably, the most evocative name, the Crock of Gold burial site is very easily accessible on foot. A crock is an earthenware pot or jar. Pres...

Black Tor (West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are lots of tors and hills named 'Black' on Dartmoor. The Black Tor in the western section of the National Park is situated by the B3212. There's a small car parking area by the road here. Visit Black Tor Stone Row and Hart Tor Stone Rows whilst you are there. We've positioned Black Tor (We...

Cramber Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Cramber Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Cramber Tor is an isolated rocky outcrop in the popular Princetown area. Situated away from the many popular walking and cycling routes that run between Princetown and Burrator Reservoir, we've always had the tor to ourselves when visiting even in peak holiday season. The views are wonderful....

River Meavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Meavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Devonport Leat Aqueduct, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Devonport Leat Aqueduct, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In his book 'Walking the Dartmoor Waterways', Eric Hemery writes: 'This well-known beauty spot is scarcely enhanced by the iron pipe delivering the waters of Hartor Brook into the leat, but compensation exists in the sparkling cascade on the west slope of Raddick Hill ... the water crossing the a...

Black Tor Stone Row, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor Stone Row, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Black Tor is a rocky outcrop in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. Farm walls run south west of the tor. As you can see in the photos in our gallery, Black Tor Stone Row is situated by one of these walls. The more impressive Hart Tor Stone Rows are nearby. We've positioned Black Tor S...

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.