Renowned as a stunning haven for artists and creative types, the historic Dartmoor Stannary town of Chagford is well worth a visit.
Its spectacular setting, beautiful 15th and 16th century buildings, stylish independent shops, arts and crafts, world-class festivals and superb foodie credentials make it an absolute must-see for any visitor to Dartmoor.
Fine dining, unique pubs and places to stay plus literary links, a wealth of Dartmoor legend and very friendly locals could make this the most delightful and memorable visit of your stay. The town is full of history and stories…one of the Pilgrim Fathers by the name of John Endecott lived here before heading off on his epic adventure to the New World.
Why not try Chagford’s iconic freshwater open-air pool, which opens for the season from the end of May? If you’re around at the end of September, Chagford Film Festival has been called, “the best little film festival I’ve ever attended” by none other than Gareth Unwin, Oscar winning director of the Kings Speech.
There is wonderful walking all around and you can pick up any outdoor kit you may need in town – perfect browsing for the country enthusiast. Stay for coffee, lunch, supper or overnight, there’s a wonderful selection of cafes, eateries, characterful pubs plus welcoming places to stay.
Chagford has twice been voted the Friendliest Place in the Country to Visit and three times voted the Best Place in the South West to Live (Sunday Times).
Chagford may feel remote but it’s not far from Exeter and the A30 – visit now – you’ll be glad you did. For all about what to do and where to stay in Chagford please visit www.visitchagford.com