Top Choice Historic Building in Dartmouth & Around

Coleton Fishacre

For an evocative glimpse of Jazz Age glamour, drop by the former home of the D'Oyly Carte family of theatre impresarios. Built in the 1920s, its faultless art deco embellishments include original Lalique tulip uplig…
Top Choice Historic Building in Dartmouth & Around


High on Devon’s must-see list, the captivating summer home of crime writer Agatha Christie sits beside the placid River Dart. Part-guided tours allow you to wander between rooms where the furnishings and knick-knack…
Castle in Dartmouth & Around

Dartmouth Castle

Encounter mazy passages, atmospheric guardrooms and great views from the battlements. Get there via the tiny, open-top Castle Ferry.
Museum in Dartmouth & Around

Dartmouth Museum

The Dartmouth Museum displays a jumbled collection of costumes, swords, ships in bottles and vintage toys. The museum stands at the end of the Butterwalk, a row of wonky timber-framed houses that look as though they…
Bay in Dartmouth & Around

Bayard's Cove

It's worth tracking down Dartmouth's quaintly cobbled Bayard's Cove, the quay from which the Pilgrim Fathers set sail, having put into Dartmouth for repairs.
Historic Building in Dartmouth & Around

Britannia Royal Naval College

The imposing building crowning the hills above Dartmouth is where the Royal Navy trains all its officers. Built in 1905, it replaced two training hulks that were anchored in the Dart. Guides lead you around the stat…
Memorial in Dartmouth & Around

Sherman Tank

Wave-dashed as they are today, Slapton Sands have an even more dramatic past. During WWII, thousands of American servicemen trained here for D-Day using live ammunition. On one rehearsal in 1944, Exercise Tiger, a G…
Historic Site in Dartmouth & Around

South Hallsands

The shells of the handful of houses that cling to the cliff here are all that remain of a thriving fishing village. In 1917 one severe storm literally swept this community out to sea. More than 20 cottages, a pub an…
Architecture in Dartmouth & Around

Historic Dartmouth

Dartmouth has many beautiful half-timbered 17th-century houses lining the South Embankment, Fairfax Place, Duke St and the streets framing the boat float. Perhaps the best known is the Butterwalk, a row of wonky 17t…