A visitor's guide to Dartmoor

Dartmoor is one of our country's most scenic moorlands, stretching for miles, with breathtaking tors, rivers, and forests, offering great days out for all the family. Here's a handful of our recommendations.

Scorhill Stone Circle


At 27m in diameter, with stones reaching 2.25m in height, and with the tallest remaining monolith in Devon, Scorhill Stone Circle is considered one of the county's most impressive stone circles. Built in the bronze age, flint artefacts from the mesolithic period have been found in the area and can now be viewed at Torquay Museum.

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Castle Drogo

Designed by architect Edwin Lutyens, and home of Julius Drew, the grand Castle Drogo overlooks the Teign Gorge. Enjoy walking around the grounds, through the Rose Garden created for his wife Francis Drew, and past the Bunty House created for his daughter, and continue on to the deep gorge of the River Teign. The inside of the castle is not to be missed either, with amazing art installations telling its story.

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Not far from the village of Islington, you'll find this granite tor, as seen as a major location in the film 'Knights of the Round Table'. The tor is thought to be named after a lost village, and is considered a natural beauty spot and famous landmark of Dartmoor. From the top there are views of the coastline, the Teign Estuary, as well as the vast countryside.

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Home of the infamous Dartmoor Prison, famous for incarcerating the Crays, Princetown is also home to the Dartmoor Brewery. If you enjoy walking and cycling, you will also find a number of lovely routes, whether following the disused railway line down to Yelverton, heading off to South Hessary Tour or Burrator, or heading towards the stunning River Dart.

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The Miniature Pony Centre

Perfect for animal lovers, here you can pet, ride, and feed the ponies, as well as surround yourself with other miniature animals, from goats and donkeys, to rabbits and skinny pigs, and much more. You could also take a gentle stroll through the Willow Garden, or take in the view from the top of the Stallion Paddock Walk.

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Dartmoor Hawking

 If you see yourself with a bird of prey on your wrist, watching it soar off into the sky, then we'd highly recommend you head over to Dartmoor Hawking in North Bovey for the ultimate falconry experience.

Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre

After a fuller riding experience? Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre at Widecombe-in-the-Moor offer rides and lessons for all ages and experience, as well as offering holiday accommodation to make the most of it.

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