A – Z of Dartmouth

A – Agatha – Agatha Christie’s holiday home Greenway House is located on the banks of the River Dart and can be accessed by ferry from Dartmouth.

B – Boat Float – There’s no better place to people watch and while away the day than the Boat Float. Dartmouth’s picturesque inner harbour is located in the heart of the town.

C – Coronation Park  Dartmouth’s main park, Coronation Park can be found to the north of the town on the banks of the river, it has a wide open green space and children’s play park.

D – Dart – The River Dart. The river which gives it name to Dartmouth and on who’s bank the town can be found. The river is the heart of the town and is a great place to try some watersports, enjoy a boat trip or simply a walk along its banks.

E – Embankment – Indulge yourself and eat fish and chips on the Embankmentwith its views across the river the Embankment is the perfect spot to enjoy this yummy treat.

F – Food Festival – In October every year the Dartmouth Food Festival is the perfect place to relish in some wonderful fresh produce and get some cooking tips during a live demo.

G – Galleries – Dartmouth is home to a number of great galleries displaying local art which make the perfect souvenir of your holiday.

H – History – Discover the history of Dartmouth at the Dartmouth Museum, located in the historic Butterwalk.

I – Ice Cream  After a busy day exploring the town and surrounding countryside take a break and enjoy a delicious local ice cream.

J – Join In – Join in with a Dartmouth Guided History Tour and learn more about Dartmouth’s exstensive history as you’re shown around the town.

K – Kingswear – Take one of the many ferries across the river and visit Kingswear, while you’re there enjoy the views back across the river of the town.

L – Live Shows – Watch a live show at the Flavel, the town’s Art Centre and Cinema. They host a fantastic assortment of live shows, musicals, comedy performances and live screenings as well as the latest box office releases.

M – Mayflower – 2020 mark’s the 400 anniversary of the Mayflower sailing to America. As one of the stopping points on its trip the town will be celebrating this historic journey with a range of events.

N – Newcomen Engine – The Newcomen Engine, the world’s first successful steam engine was designed by Dartmouth-born engineer Thomas Newcomen. You can visit the oldest preserved working steam engine in the world in Dartmouth Town Centre.

O – Old Market Square – Old Market Square is home to a fascinating range of shops and regular markets.

P – Picnic – Have a picnic in Royal Avenue Gardens, located next to the river in the heart of the town it’s the perfect place to rest on a bench and enjoy a spot of lunch.

Q – Queen – Britannia Royal Naval College is perched on the hill overlooking the town and river. One of the colleges most famous visitors was the Queen. It is the location that the then Princess Elizabeth met the future Duke of Edinburgh for the first time.

R – Relax – Relax at Blackpool Sands, a short drive out of Dartmouth is the Blue Flag Beach of Blackpool Sands, this shingle beach is the ideal location to spend the day relaxing. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, there’s kayaks and paddleboards for you to hire.

S – Shopping – Dartmouth is great for shopping you’ll find a wonderful mix of independent stores and a sprinkling of high streets names in the main town and cobbled side streets.

T – Trips – It’s river location makes Dartmouth the perfect place to enjoy a boat trip. Whether its up river to Totnes, around the estuary mouth to view the castle or just across the river to Kingswear – there’s great choice to be had.

U – Unearth – Guarding the entrance to the river is Dartmouth Castle, enjoy a visit to this 600 year castle and unearth the history of this protective fortress.

V –  Visit – Visit Bayards Cove, this Tudor fort sits on the banks of the river and was built to protect the prosperous harbour. It was also the stopping point for the Mayflower during her visit to Dartmouth.

W – Walk – Venture out of town and walk one of the many footpaths leading from Dartmouth up river or in to the surrounding countryside. Alternatively, make you way along the South West Coast Path from Dartmouth Castle.

X –  eXplore – Explore Dart Music Festival, every May the town comes live to the sound of music as the annual Music Festival fills the air, pubs, restaurants, churches and open spaces with everything from Classical, Reggae and Folk to Jazz, Blues and Soul.

Y – Yachts – Being a maritime town the annual Royal Regatta, held every August, sees the river taken over by yachts, boats and dinghies as they compete in a packed program of races.

Z – Zzzzs – After a busy time exploring what this vibrant town has to offer, you’ll be after a well earned nights sleep. Dartmouth has a great choice of accommodation waiting for you to lay down your your weary head and catch some zzzz’s.

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