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
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Whiddon Down, Okehampton
The Post Inn, a traditional 16th century village inn and pub is situated just off the A30 at Whiddon Down, Devon, 20 miles from Exeter and 7 miles from Okehampton.
This half-term follow the trail around the garden and grounds learning about Dartmoor fairy stories. (£1).
Session of Traditional Music from Scandinavia & mainland Europe.
Thursday 23rd of March 8pm The Globe Inn Chagford 01647 433485
Swedish polskas, Spanish muneiras, Breton an dros, mediaeval cantigas & more
Castle Drogo is currently undergoing a 6 year conservation project to make it watertight. Explore the castle‘s refreshed layout, with rooms redisplayed with installations and precious treasures displayed in new ways.
PricePrice £6.10 to £30.30 Per Ticket
Large freshwater outdoor pool beside River Teign.
PricePrice £1.50 to £4.00 Per Ticket
A lovely 5-acre landscaped woodland and water garden with beautiful National Collections of birch and alder trees from all over the northern hemisphere. Garden open all year with summer sculpture exhibition from May to October.
Whiddon Down, Chagford
Chagstock Music Festival is intended to be family friendly although not exclusively, and suitable for young and not so young alike.
Whiddon Down, Okehampton
Experience Dartmoor with our unique tour from the luxury of our 6-seater Land Rover.
PricePrice £250.00 Package
Come along to our free monthly talks to learn more about Fingle Wood's fascinating wildlife, history and restoration. Our first talk of the year is Thursday the 2nd of February where Helen Booker and Dr Malcolm Burgess from the RSPB will talk about...
Dartmoor’s Daughter focuses on nature connection to improve physical health and emotional wellbeing.
The Teign is Dartmoor’s most iconic river. From a bleak moorland spring, it meanders some 50km to the South Devon coast at Teignmouth. This four-hour walk in its upper valley takes in wonderous views and the glorious vision of a certain Mr. Drewe
Established in 1862, this interesting shop sells many items from Dartmoor-wear to ironmongery.
Woodleigh Coach House is a Grade II listed building originally constructed by a London Brewer in the late 19th century. Situated in Cheriton Bishop, on the old stagecoach road from London to Exeter and Penzance, and in close proximity to Dartmoor, it