Arts & Culture in Dartmoor National Park

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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...

Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Popular picnic spots with public toilet in the area Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common). Picnic on the bank of the River Dart. Bellever Forest. Picnic on the banks of the East Dart River by the main car park. Fingle Bridge. Picnic on the bank of the River Teign across the river from...

Best Day Trips From Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Day Trips From Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is a great base from which to explore Devon and Cornwall. The A30/A38 provide great access to the region's most popular destinations. Best day trips from Dartmoor include:   Exeter Visit Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Museum (Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery) and...

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction Just off the main road, in a courtyard by Okehampton Tourism Information Centre, the Museum of Dartmoor Life is arranged on three floors. In our opinion, it's a superb local museum exploring the geology, prehistory and history of Dartmoor National Park. We'd recommend a visit...

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction If you're on holiday in Dartmoor and want to learn more about the National Park, we'd recommend spending half a day at the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. High quality displays, information boards and videos guide you through the story of the moors and its people, its w...

Best Dartmoor Winter Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Winter Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Snow on Dartmoor We've photographed snow on Dartmoor between the months of December and March. Some years have seen very heavy snowfall. Others have been patchy. These are our favourite places to experience snow on Dartmoor. We've chosen places that are usually accessible even after a p...

Best Dartmoor Autumn Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Autumn Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

For many, the period between September and December* is the best time to holiday in Dartmoor. Clean light, cooler conditions and remarkable autumnal colours make it an ideal time to explore the National Park. We've listed some of the best things to do in autumn below.   Gorges and va...

Best Dartmoor Summer Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Summer Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Shows and fairs Okehampton Show. Chagford Show. Widecombe Fair.   English Heritage Okehampton Castle (English Heritage).   National Trust Castle Drogo (National Trust). Buckland Abbey (National Trust). Lydford Gorge (National Trust).   Gardens...

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Wild daffodils Dunsford Wood Wild Daffodil Circular Walk.   Bluebells Bluebell Walks.   Wild flowers Chagford, Teign Gorge and Fingle Bridge Circular Walk.   Gardens Stone Lane Gardens and Sculpture Exhibition. The Garden House. Castle Drogo Gardens...

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

A plaque reads: 'THE REPLICA OF DRAKE'S DRUM. THE REPLICA DRUM IN THE GABLE OF THE SCHOOL ROOF WAS PLACED IN ITS PRESENT POSITION IN 1992 BY PAST PUPILS OF MEAVY SCHOOL. THE ORIGINAL DRUM IS ON VIEW IN NEARBY BUCKLAND ABBEY. THE SCHOOL BUILDING WAS OPENED ON 4TH JANUARY 1926 AND THE DRUM, PLACED...

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

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...

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

At the top of Moretonhampstead high street, in a refurbished bus depot, is a super collection of vintage vehicles. There are about '90 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles from pre-1920s to the 1990s'. We've positioned Moretonh...

Anthony Trollope and Dartmoor, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Anthony Trollope and Dartmoor, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

In his autobiography, Anthony Trollope wrote of Dartmoor: The prettiest scenery in all England is 'on the southern and south-eastern skirts of Dartmoor, where the rivers Dart, and Avon, and Teign form themselves, and where the broken moor is half-cultivated, and the wild-looking fields are half-m...

House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

When we first popped into the House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass to research the attraction, we ended up spending most of the day there. It's a cluster of visitor attractions under one roof. In parts, it's a fascinating place. If you're into shopping, history or the arts then we'd recommend a v...

Ludgate Fine Art, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Ludgate Fine Art, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

LUDGATE FINE ART a Wildlife Gallery on Dartmoor. This beautiful gallery is the studio and exhibition space of the well known artist Eleanor Ludgate. It is set in the heart of the ancient Stannary town of Chagford on Dartmoor. Eleanor’s exquisite paintings of the wildlife of Devon are a must for...