Two Bridges Hotel, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

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Two Bridges Hotel, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Why stay in this location and hotel?

​(Pictured Wistman's Wood, one of Dartmoor's famous high altitude oak woodlands.)

Two main roads cross Dartmoor. They intersect in the heart of the National Park at Two Bridges. If you want to leave your car in the hotel car park and immerse yourself in high moorland, there are few better locations.

A National Nature Reserve, impressive tors, famous prehistoric sites, a range of outdoor activities and visitor attractions are all on your doorstep. You can enjoy small walks or gruelling expeditions, great food and a cream tea by the East Dart River. Whilst immersing yourself in the high moorland you can also learn about its fascinating past in several local visitor centres. The views in this area are exceptional. It's the perfect place to experience moorland Dartmoor.

Scroll through the photo gallery to see images of what you can do around Two Bridges Hotel. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location.

To help you choose Two Bridges Hotel for its location, we've listed some of the local attractions below. Cherry pick for a short break. Try to visit all if you're on holiday in Dartmoor.

 

Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve

A National Nature Reserve, Wistman's Wood is one of three high altitude oak woodlands in Dartmoor. Its moss and lichen covered stunted oaks are amazing. The wood is also the stuff of legend. Located in a beautiful steep-sided valley cut by the West Dart River, the wood is overlooked by some impressive tors.

 

Tors

There's an unusual concentration of tors around Wistman's Wood. Given that tors are one of the defining features of Dartmoor, holiday at the Two Bridges Hotel and bag them all. If time's short, try Longaford Tor and Crockern Tor east of the river and Beardown Tors to the west.

 

Walking

On the edge of Dartmoor's high north plateau, Two Bridges Hotel is a brilliant base for a walking weekend or holiday. The possibilities are almost endless. We cover a few here. Wistman's Wood up to Longaford Tor and back past Littaford Tors to Two Bridges is a nice, short circular walk. If the river level isn't too high, you can cross it beyond Wistman's Wood and head up to Lydford Tor before returning via Beardown Tors and the track that follows the leat back to Two Bridges. For longer walks, try a section of the Lichway. If you're in the area after a period of dry weather, yomp up to Cut Hill and Fur Tor. Big walk, great experience. Note that Two Bridges is also a good stopping point if you are walking from the northern border of Dartmoor down to the southern border.

 

Beardown Man Standing Stone

Dartmoor is famous for its prehistory. One of the most evocative sites, in our opinion, is the solitary Beardown Man. Seen from Conies Down on a sunny day, it's like the black slab from Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'.

 

Merrivale Stone Rows

West of Two Bridges is the prehistoric complex Merrivale. One of Dartmoor's finest.

 

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre and Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre

To learn more about the National Park's prehistory, take trips to the Princetown and Postbridge National Park Visitor Centres. In Princetown, the Dartmoor Prison Museum is a sobering place.

 

Cream tea

After all the activity, enjoy a cream tea. In warmer months, you can sit outside the hotel by the West Dart River.

 

Mountain biking, horse riding and climbing

Hire bikes from Princetown's Fox Tor Cafe and head out on the disused Princetown Railway to Burrator Reservoir. Book some time to go riding from Tor Royal Trekking Stables just outside Princetown. There are plenty of places to go climbing and bouldering. The Dewerstone is a Dartmoor classic. Book lessons with VIXON Climbing. Two Bridges is also located on the High Moorland link of the Dartmoor Way so bring your own road bikes to discover more of the National Park. Last, Spirit of Adventure is based up the road at Powdermills. Check out their website for other outdoor days on Dartmoor.

 

Bellever Forest

From Two Bridges, you can wander up to Wistman's Wood and connect with the Lichway. Head east and you come to Bellever Forest. Great place for a picnic.

 

Burrator Reservoir

Follow the road through Princetown towards Yelverton and you'll come to a series of car parks. Wander up to Sharp Tor and a huge view opens up over Burrator Reservoir.

 

They say: 'In Dartmoor National Park, the Two Bridges Hotel has stunning countryside views and overlooks the River Dart. The hotel offers luxurious traditionally-styled rooms and has a restaurant.' View availability and read more.


Address Two Bridges Road
Dartmoor
PL20 6SW
Telephone -
Area More information on Two Bridges
Sleeps Unknown
Bedrooms 33
Pricing £84 - £190 Per Person Per Night
Pets No
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