Bayards Cove Hotel
DARTMOUTH CASTLE - Guardian of the Dart
Tel : 01803 833588 www.english-heritage.org.uk/Dart
Journey through 600 years from medieval times to WWII Stunning views of the River Dart Discover the sights and sounds of a fully re-created gun deck.
Open: Apr 0 Oct, daily 10am – 6pm (5pm in Oct) Nov-Mar, Wed-Sun 10am-4pm.
Closed: 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan.
1 mile SE of the town centre off B3205, or take the Castle Ferry from Dartmouth Quay.
BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE
Opened in 1905, Britannia Royal Naval College has delivered initial training to Royal Navy Officers for more than 100 years. The stunning Aston Webb building which dominates the hillside above Coronation Park now welcomes visitors on Historical Tours.
Contact for Easter-October Public Tours 01803 834224, for year-round private tours 01803 677787. website www.brnc.co.uk
Adjoining the castle is the Old Battery, built in 1545 and repeatedly modernised, particularly in Napoleonic times. The Old Battery is home to many fine old cannons.
The museum is housed in a delightful 17th century merchant’s house in the Butterwalk, Dartmouth Museum will help open your eyes to the towns wonderful history. The displays about local and maritime history are well worth a visit.
Open April-Oct Mon-Sat 11am-5pm • Nov- March Mon-Sat 12-3pm
Just down the hill is FAIRFAX PLACE, one of the main shopping streets which, along with South Embankment and The Quay contains many fine half timbered buildings. Those carrying numerous grotesques, for instance, were built in about 1620, but renovated and much altered in the 1880s.
Was built in 1635-40. The wood carving and massive dividing walls which are a feature of many old Dartmouth buildings, reflect the style in use in Brittany and the extensive trade with that region at the time.
FOSS STREET - DUKE STREET – ANZAC STREET
Take your time in these little streets, and enjoy looking into all kinds of interesting shops and galleries, and sampling the food and drink in the many cafes.
Opened in 1828. Close to the centre of town is the charming 19th century old market, with a variety of interesting shops open every day. The main market day is Friday with a smaller market on Tuesday, and specialist markets throughout the year.
Townstal, was the original parish church, until 1372 when the townspeople defied the church authorities by building their own chapel of convenience - ST SAVIOUR'S - which has since dominated the town centre.
at Dartmouth Castle, first recorded in 1192 was probably just a cell used by a monk. Later it became the chapel for the castle garrison.
A secret garden awaiting discovery
• Woodland garden on the banks of the Dart
• Peaceful, secluded and by-passed by time
• Rare plants and trees with drifts of wild flowers
• Travel by river for a tranquil day out
Open: Garden, shop & cafe 2 March - 8 October: Wed-Sat 10.30am-5pm
Travel by Riverlink to this peaceful haven: Ferry from Dartmouth and Totnes or travel the Greenway Circular Tour - 1930's Steam Train to Kingswear, Ferry from Dartmouth. Call Riverlink on 01803 834488 for details, times and prices. Visitors coming by car must pre-book a parking space, although this can be done in advance on day of visit. Discount for visitors coming by green transport. Galmpton, nr Churston Ferrers.
Tel 01803 842382 - Come to Greenway by river !
The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND
Tel : 01803 839530 www.theflavel.org.uk
cinema - art - theatre - talks - live music - kids’ clubs
café - workshops - rainy day events
WOODLANDS LEISURE PARK
Blackawton, Totnes, South Devon
Tel: 01803 712598 www.woodlandspark.com
All weather fun – Guaranteed!
Unique combination of indoor and outdoor attractions. 60 acres of exhilarating Watercoasters, Toboggan Run, Arctic Gliders & Bumper Boats plus 15 playzones designed for all ages. The biggest indoor venture zone in the U.K. with rides and five floors of mega play equipment. Two new family fun rides - Dizzy Dune Buggies and the Polar Pilots.
The Master Blaster involves all ages with the zippiest game in the Universe, volcanoes, blasters and cannons keep families in a firing frenzy of fun. The Ice Palace is the perfect fantasy play centre for under sevens. Experience the Trauma Tower – 50 feet of Fear! Shout & scream on the Rock’n Roll Tugboat. Be prepared to be scared! Try the Avalanche! An 18 metre drop at 50 km per hour.
Excellent indoor Falconry Centre with superb collection of Birds of Prey and stunning flying displays. Meet hundreds of animals and birds in Animal Farm. Live Entertainers everyday in summer holidays. Café, BBQ & shop.
Open daily March to Nov. 9.30 am.
Adult or Child £8.75 High season £9.25 under 92cm Free 2 Adults/2 Children from £33.20
Winter – open weekends & Devon school holidays, water features are closed
On the A3122 Totnes/Dartmouth road.
PAIGNTON ZOO ENVIRONMENTAL PARK
Totnes Rd, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU
Tel : 01803 697500 www.paigntonzoo.org.uk
Home to some of the world’s most endangered plants and animals.
Visitor Information: 01803 697500
Registered charity number 3000923
PAIGNTON & DARTMOUTH STEAM RAILWAY
Tel : 01803 555872 Fax: 01803 664313 www.paignton-steamrailway.co.uk
Relive the GREAT AGE OF STEAM on “THE NATION’S HOLIDAY LINE” along the spectacular Torbay coastline to the olde worlde port of Dartmouth and the fascinating River Dart Estuary.
Steam trains run Easter Bank Holiday, selected days in April, May, October. Daily June to September.
Private Charters - Details on request. Santa Specials December. Combined river excursions available.
Nature’s golden beach, set in unspoilt, sheltered bay, lapped by clear blue water and surrounded by magnificent evergreens and pines. Blackpool Sands is the ideal family beach to relax, swim or sail. But don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself! Relax or play, it’s South Devon’s most beautiful beach any day! Signposted from Dartmouth on the A379 between Stoke Fleming and Strete. INFORMATION: (01803) 770606 www.blackpoolsands.co.uk
•Superb swimming in clean, clear water
•Beach Café with delicious takeaway meals
•Beach cleaned daily in main season. (No dogs)
•Refreshing showers and disabled facilities
•Sand pits and bathing raft
•Beach goods and clothes shop