2020 was not exactly a year that we all want to remember but 2021 can be! Although we’re not quite out of the woods yet, things are looking up as well as opening back up and it’s the perfect time to start planning your Dartmouth getaway for this year. The town is ready to welcome you back safely and many of the local businesses have been working hard to ensure your visits to them are as Covid safe as possible. Check out our reasons why to visit Dartmouth in 2021 below!
And don’t worry if you’re not able or not quite ready to visit us just yet, all of these great activities and reasons to holiday here will still be waiting when you can enjoy a trip. And as always, please do check the Government website here for the latest guidelines before you travel because they may change.
Dartmouth is home to a large selection of wonderful shops, lots of which are independents sprinkled with more well known brands too. Whether you’re in the market for a unique piece of art from one of the galleries or showrooms, a new item of clothing for your wardrobe or some charming souvenirs to remember your trip, there’ll be a perfect shop for you. Discover the range of shops in Dartmouth here and check out our shop small blog post here.
Eating & Drinking
We’re lucky to have a fabulous range of cafés, eateries and restaurants in Dartmouth just waiting to welcome you in for a drink or something to eat. The food in the region is also fantastic and you’ll be able to enjoy locally produced food and drink in some of the venues. The hospitality industry has really had a tough time over the last 14 months or so and popping in for a visit is a great way to give them a boost during these challenging times. They’ve also made sure that all regulations are being followed so you can dine or drink safely. Please click here for food and drink options in Dartmouth.
As we can’t spend time mixing with people indoors due to the current situation just yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy what Dartmouth has to offer. One of the town’s main attractions is its brilliant walking routes. You can head outside of the town and look forward to dramatic coastal walks, or explore the town using the Dartmouth Mayflower Heritage Trail or Dartmouth Town Trail. Find out the walks on offer in Dartmouth and within the surrounding area here.
History & Heritage
Dartmouth is steeped in history and this can be seen throughout the town in the architecture and characterful streets. From the 600 year old castle at the river mouth to Britannia Royal Naval College that overlooks the town, there’s plenty of history and heritage to be explored. Discover more about the history and heritage attractions of Dartmouth and where best to learn about the town’s past here.
Throughout the year Dartmouth hosts plenty of awesome events however during 2020 most of these were sadly cancelled. With things looking like they might be returning to normal in 2021 we’ll hopefully see the return of these amazing events, maybe not quite what we’re used to but at least something. There will also be lots of smaller events taking place all of course with Covid safe measures in place. Explore events coming up in Dartmouth on our What’s On page here.
Water Based Activities
One of Dartmouth’s most attractive features is its waterfront location and it’s definitely something that you should make the most of when visiting. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the river and surrounding coastline including kayaking, a ferry ride to Greenway or Totnes or even sailing. Whatever your idea of fun may be, Dartmouth has a water based activity for you. If you’re looking for watersports, head here.
Hopefully we’ve given you a little insight into why Dartmouth should be your 2021 holiday destination; we can’t wait to welcome you soon!
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