Dartmouth has many beautiful half-timbered 17th-century houses lining the South Embankment, Fairfax Pl, Duke St and the streets framing the tiny inner harbour known as the boatfloat. Perhaps the best-known site is the Butterwalk, a row of crooked 17th-century shops, which is also home to the quaint Dartmouth Museum. The 14th-century Cherub Inn is also a highlight, up some steps off Fairfax Pl.
When gazing up at Dartmouth's buildings, look out for the detail of their intricate carvings, many of which are to this day brightly painted. Details include vivid bunches of grapes, a popular design for Dartmouth wine traders.