Welcome to Princetown

Set in the heart of the remote, higher moor, Princetown is dominated by the grey, foreboding bulk of Dartmoor Prison, and on bad weather days the town can have a remote, even bleak, feel. But it's also an evocative reminder of the harsh realities of moorland life and makes an atmospheric base for some excellent walks

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$363.58 Day Trips & Excursions

1-Day Private Guided to Dartmoor from Devon

This is a private tour for up to 6 people. The itinerary can be adapted to suit the preferences of the tour party. You will be collected from your hotel or accommodation for the trip to Dartmoor in a luxury Land Rover Discovery. The tour is suitable for all, but an ability to walk a few hundred meters from the car will enhance your experience.The itinerary is flexible depending upon your preferences, but your driver guide will explain the fascinating history of the moor, and you'll visit one of the famous granite tours, where you can climb up to see fantastic views of the surrounding area. The choice of tor will depend on the guests wishes and abilities, so can range from a stiff climb, to a single step up just a few meters from the car for those who are unable to scale the hills. You will go to Princetown, location of the infamous Dartmoor prison, and visit the Prison museum (admission included) to hear stories of escapes attempts and dastardly deeds, followed by a lunch stop at a cafe or country pub, depending on your preference (meals not included in the price). You will then visit other areas of Dartmoor including Postbridge, Widdecombe in the Moor (made famous in the song 'Uncle Tom Cobley' before you visit a working farm to see what its like to be a modern day farmer on Dartmoor (activity on the farm depends on the season and the current tasks being undertaken on the day), before having the chance to sample a delicious Devon cream tea for extra cost. It will then be time to take you back to your hotel.

$363.58 Day Trips & Excursions

One Day Private Guided Dartmoor Tour from Cornwall

This is a private tour for up to 6 people. The itinerary can be adapted to suit the preferences of the tour party. You will be collected from your hotel or accommodation for the trip to Dartmoor in a luxury Land Rover Discovery. The tour is suitable for all, but an ability to walk a few hundred meters from the car will enhance your experience.The itinerary is flexible depending upon your preferences, but your driver guide will explain the fascinating history of the moor, and you'll visit one of the famous granite tours, where you can climb up to see fantastic views of the surrounding area. The choice of tor will depend on the guests wishes and abilities, so can range from a stiff climb, to a single step up just a few meters from the car for those who are unable to scale the hills. You will go to Princetown, location of the infamous Dartmoor prison, and visit the Prison museum (admission included) to hear stories of escapes attempts and dasterdly deeds, followed by a lunch stop at a cafe or country pub, depending on your preference (meals not included). You will then visit other areas of Dartmoor including Postbridge, Widdecombe in the Moor (made famous in the song 'Uncle Tom Cobley' before you visit a working farm to see what its like to be a modern day farmer on Dartmoor (activity on the farm depends on the season and the current tasks being undertaken on the day), before having the chance to sample a delicious Devon cream tea for extra cost. It will then be time to take you back to your hotel.

$363.58 Day Trips & Excursions

Plymouth & Dartmoor 1-Day Private Tour from Devon

This tour is for a maximum of 6 people in a luxury Land Rover Discovery. You will be collected from your hotel by your local guide, and you will journey to Plymouth where you will step on to the world famous Plymouth Hoe with its panoramic views and stunning historical significance. Hear about Drake and the Armada, see Smeatons Tower the iconic lighthouse which once stood on the fearsome Eddystone reef 14 miles offshore as well as numerous other tales of this great seafaring City. You then arrive at the Barbican visiting the Mayflower Steps and museum, seeing the Elizabethan House and visiting the place where it is said the Pilgrim fathers had their last meal before setting out for the new world in 1620.Next your guide will drive you to the historic Royal William Yard, the stunning collection of grade one listed buildings that used to supply the provisions for the Royal Navy. A short walk visits places of real historic significance, including the spot where a voyage once left which changed the whole understanding of the world. Lunch taken here or en route depending upon your preferences (not included in the price). Set off for Dartmoor and your driver guide will explain the history of the moor, and you will visit one of the famous granite tors, where you can climb up to see fantastic views of the surrounding area. The choice of tor will depend on the guests wishes and abilities, so can range from a stiff climb, to a single step up just a few meters from the car for those who are unable to scale the hills. You'll go to Princetown, location of the infamous Dartmoor prison, and hear stories of escapes attempts and dastardly deeds and then visit other areas of Dartmoor including Postbridge, before returning to your hotel.

$363.58 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour of Plymouth & Dartmoor from Cornwall

This tour is for a maximum of 6 people in a luxury Land Rover Discovery. You will be collected from your hotel by your local guide, and you will journey to Plymouth where you will step on to the world famous Plymouth Hoe with its panoramic views and stunning historical significance. Hear about Drake and the Armada, see Smeatons Tower the iconic lighthouse which once stood on the fearsome Eddystone reef 14 miles offshore as well as numerous other tales of this great seafaring City. You then arrive at the Barbican visiting the Mayflower Steps and museum, seeing the Elizabethan House and visiting the place where it is said the Pilgrim fathers had their last meal before setting out for the new world in 1620.Next your guide will drive you to the historic Royal William Yard, the stunning collection of grade one listed buildings that used to supply the provisions for the Royal Navy. A short walk visits places of real historic significance, including the spot where a voyage once left which changed the whole understanding of the world. Lunch taken here or en route depending upon your preferences (not included). Set off for Dartmoor and your driver guide will explain the history of the moor, and you will visit one of the famous granite tors, where you can climb up to see fantastic views of the surrounding area. The choice of tor will depend on the guests wishes and abilities, so can range from a stiff climb, to a single step up just a few meters from the car for those who are unable to scale the hills. You'll go to Princetown, location of the infamous Dartmoor prison, and hear stories of escapes attempts and dastardly deeds and then visit other areas of Dartmoor including Postbridge, before returning to your hotel.