If you’re looking for a staycation destination for a winter get away then look no further than Dartmouth.
Steeped in history and situated at the mouth of the River Dart, Dartmouth has so much to offer for a winter break.
Here are just some of the reasons why you should visit Dartmouth this winter.
The Perfect Shopping Break
Dartmouth’s streets are packed with charming and delightful shops where you can browse for hours purchasing keepsakes to remember your holidays or gifts to take home.
Throughout the historical streets you’ll find both independent and big name shops which are packed full of fresh local foodie treats, clothes and gifts galore and galleries with painting and sculptures to decorate your house with.
As well as being a great place to visit in person, many shops offer online purchases or gift vouchers which can be used during a later visit.
Discover the Mayflower Trial
Created to mark the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, which stopped at the town for repairs, Dartmouth’s Mayflower Heritage Trail tells the story of the town and its relationship with the voyage undertaken by the Pilgrims.
Split into three sections the trial can be enjoyed as one long walk or in shorter sections, making it the perfect way to explore Dartmouth on your winter break.
Leaflets with information and a route map are available at the Visitor Centre and Dartmouth Museum or downloadable from here. Specially designed way markers show the route and interpretation panels at key points along the trail refer to not only the Mayflower story but events in Dartmouth’s rich history.
If you’re looking for a foodie getaway then look no further than the delights of Dartmouth cuisine. The freshest seafood, local produce, independent deli’s, handmade ice cream and so much more. And if you want something a little stronger, then Dartmouth has local wines, ales, ciders and gins to try at one of the many pubs and bars along the streets.
Surrounded by the South Devon AONB on one side and the spectacular River Dart on the other, Dartmouth is the ideal location to enjoy a winter walking break.
As well as the Mayflower Trail mentioned above, from the town you can take a gentle stroll into nearby countryside, enjoy a more challenging hike along the river banks from the village of Dittisham or walk a sections of the South West Coast Path and find secluded coves and breathtaking views.
If you’re looking for a full day activity or just want to enjoy a short stroll after breakfast or lunch the walks in and around Dartmouth will be full of stunning scenery and great memories.
Our picturesque harbour town is ideal of both day trips and holidays, but the bonus of booking a stay in the town is that you get to enjoy a night or two with one of our amazing accommodation providers.
Whether you want estuary views and to watch the boats on the river or to be surrounded by rolling hills and countryside delights, from cosy B&Bs and bouquet hotels to relaxing self catering cottages and lodges, you’ll be sure to find your perfect holiday accommodation in Dartmouth and the surrounding countryside.
Visit Us From Afar
Your winter visit to Dartmouth doesn’t have to be in person. We know that not everyone can visit us at the moment, so until the time is right for you to stay with us again we wanted to bring our beautiful town to you.
So enjoy visiting Dartmouth from afar in our New Discover Dartmouth video.
Don’t worry if you’re not able to visit us right now, everything you’ve read above and much more will still be waiting when you’re ready. And with different restrictions in place across the country, always check the Government website for the latest guidelines.