Arts & Culture in Dartmoor National Park

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Okehampton Station Visitor Centre, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Station Visitor Centre, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

The sign in our main photo to this listing reads Okehampton Station Visitor Centre but we'd describe Okehampton Station as a visitor hub. The beginning/end of the Granite Way, home to Dartmoor Railway, Adventure Okehampton and YHA accommodation, the station is situated below Dartmoor's highest gr...

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is a local community dedicated to craft and design. Founded in 1955, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen now has over 200 members who exhibit and sell their work at the Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey. Visit the galleries, buy work in the craft shop and relax in the cafe. T...

Dartmoor Mugs by HK White, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Mugs by HK White, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

With original artwork by the local artist Helen White, there are six fine bone china mugs in the Dartmoor National Park collection: Postbridge. A medieval packhorse clapper bridge across the East Dart with Bellever Tor on the horizon. Bowerman's Nose. The petrified huntsman and his hounds look...

Penny Simpson Ceramics, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Penny Simpson Ceramics, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Towards the top of Moretonhampstead high street is Penny Simpson's showroom where you can buy exquisite handmade tableware. We've positioned Penny Simpson Ceramics on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Travel around Devon and Cornwall for a period of time and it becomes clear that the two counties are packed with artists, ceramicists and photographers. Places such as St Ives and Falmouth have high numbers of galleries concentrated in a small area. On Dartmoor, given the lower visitor numbers, ...

Dartmoor Electric Bicycles, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Electric Bicycles, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Electric Bicycles offers guided tours of the moor on top-of-the-range Swiss Flyer e-bikes. These bikes make cycling accessible and enjoyable whatever your level of experience. They give the extra power that enables you to enjoy the many attractions this beautiful - but hilly - area has to o...

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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...

Ditsworthy Warren House Spielberg's War Horse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren House Spielberg's War Horse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

'Finally in Dartmoor we found a derelict building in the middle of nowhere that we brought back to life. It had 360-degree views, which give it a sense of being part of something huge and imposing the expanse of skies, the force of the elements and that created a beauty beyond what we had hoped for....

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Once, there was a giant chair but, sadly, they took it down. You'll still find plenty of other quirky sights and names across the moors. There are exquisite sculptures dotted around the landscape and in the towns and plenty of weird rock structures. Many of the ponies are remarkably small, some o...

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Over recent years, the Dartmoor National Park Authority has done a great job upgrading its main Information Centres into National Park Visitor Centres. Signs for Postbridge Information Centre were replaced with those for Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre and a superb new display relating to Da...

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

The Moretonhampstead & South Devon Railway ran from Moretonhampstead through Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey to Newton Abbot. Opened in 1866, the line was closed to passengers in 1959. The stretch between Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey is being turned into a multi-use trail called the Wray Valley Trai...

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp is used by the British Army. Clearly, it's not a visitor attraction. That said, it's a great reference point. The camp is situated on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor below southern England's only two mountains and a road climbs from Okehampton to the army buildings providing easy a...

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

We include Irishman's Wall on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a point of reference. It's a useful landmark on the edge of the north moor to use when exploring this section of Dartmoor National Park. In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing tells the story of the wall: 'The portion of th...

King Wall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

King Wall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

In 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery writes: 'The outer enclosure-wall accompanying the King Way northward from Nodden Gate marks the east boundary of Bridestowe parish, the Way diverging from it on Southerly Down to ascend to the Sourton Tors-Corn Ridge col. The wall, having kept such august company...

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, 'Jan Reynolds once entered into a compact with a stranger, who turned out to be the Prince of Darkness, and failing to keep it became his victim. Seven years after the meeting Jan was discovered indulging in a nap in Widecombe Church on a Sunday...