What to do in Dartmouth
Meander among the Elizabethan streets with independent boutiques, shops, art galleries and bustling market. Enjoy fine food restaurants, bistros, bars and cosy cafés.
On a sunny day (and even when it's not sunny!), Dartmouth is an unbelievably beautiful town. Positioned in a sheltered spot near the mouth of the River Dart, the steep hills covered with pastel coloured homes and its town centre dominated by medieval buildings, it's hard to imagine its role in some of history's most momentous events. Only the presence of Britannia Royal Naval College, where generations of Naval officers have trained, suggests this lovely place is anything more than a sleepy little town of tourists and the yachting set.
Dartmouth has chic art galleries, art glassmakers and jewellers as well as tasteful shops selling quality casual resort and yachting wear. The quaint pedestrian lanes around Foss Street are particularly good for mooching around
A walk from the town out to Dartmouth Castle is a beautiful one which can be rewarded with a traditional cream tea at the café there. The views are wonderful out to sea and the castle itself is well worth a visit. If you’re feeling energetic you can take the woodland walk back which brings you back to the town via a higher route or you can choose to take the blue ferry back to the town embankment.