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Welcome to Dartmouth Devon!
Our "Little Guides" are here to give you fast-loading, concise information to help you plan your visit or holiday in Dartmouth. You'll find information on the town of Dartmouth as well as useful accommodation links to help you plan where to stay. For the time you're on holiday, we've even included information on Dining and Things to do around Dartmouth. So what are you waiting for...get planning, and we hope you enjoy our guide!
One of the many picutresque seaside towns of the Devon coast, Dartmouth has been well-protected from over-development and still retains much of it's historic charm.
Lining the Western shore, just at the mouth of the Dart Esturay, Dartmouth faces across to its much smaller twin Kingswear. The brightly coloured houses of the two towns cling to the steeply rising wooded hills with the estuary itself a permanent hive of activity year round as ferries ply the link back and forth between the two sides, whilst yachts, fisherman and trip boats head in and out of the sheltered estuary.
For many the first experience of Dartmouth is likely to be a stroll along the promenade which runs the length of the town and is an ideal place to just sit and soak up the atmosphere, enjoying the sun and watching the world go by.
Many of Dartmouths old buildings are well preserved - for instance, you will still find the 14th Century Cherub Inn, the oldest building in Dartmouth, beautifully kept and welcoming you for a cold beer.
The town also offers a wide array of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants, both on the main streets and lining some of the narrow, winding alleyways.
Bayards Cove, just along from the Southern End of the embankment, is another historic point which has changed little since Elizabethan times. The original cobbled quayside is a great spot to enjoy and ice cream, whilst younger members of the family can enjoy crabbing.
Hop on the frequent ferry services to enjoy a scenic ride to Kingswear, Dartmouth Castle, or upstream to Totnes, with the steam railway from Kingswear offerring to whisk you in style to the seaside town of Paignton.
We'd especially like to recommend Blueriver Cottages, who have a wide range of Dartmouth Cottages and Self Catering Accommodation...they're the local experts and are exceedingly friendly and helpful!