Indulge your inner horticulturalist at one of the many gardens, lose yourself in an ancient abbey, wander ancient ruins, be amazed in a museum, take in some heritage and feel inspired in a gallery.
See miniature ponies, pet llamas, swim in the open air, visit the very famous zoo. Not enough choice? Marvel at the marble museum, up your heart rate on exciting fairground rides, be transported back in time with a ride on a steam train, or study the history of Dartmoor in one of the National Park Visitor Centres.
Be amazed by foaming waterfalls and deep gorges, spend a quiet afternoon exploring a sculpture exhibition in an arboretum, walk around one of the stunning reservoirs, or visit the farm that provided the inspiration behind War Horse.
Whatever you love to do, if you are looking for an inspiring or exciting attraction to visit with the family, we have something for everyone.
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Land of Granite
Welcome to Dartmoor National Park, a unique landscape set in the heart of south west England. It was the fourth National Park to be designated in the UK in 1951. Dartmoor is a landscape shaped by millennia of human activity – water;...
“In 2006 the Mee family purchased the struggling Dartmoor Wildlife Park, reopening as Dartmoor Zoo in 2007. Zoo Director, Benjamin Mee recorded the family’s story in his book, “We Bought a Zoo”.
Brent Tor is one of the most impressive rock outcrops on Dartmoor. It is unusual as it is one of the few tors on Dartmoor not to be made of granite. With St Michael’s Church at its top, it makes a distinctive and famous silhouette.
Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Dartmoor landscape
Large freshwater outdoor pool beside River Teign.
This viaduct was built in 1874 and spans 165 metres over the remains of mineral mines. The views from the viaduct span across to Meldon Dam and reservoir to the south west. The views of this dam almost 50 metres high are as impressive as the original
This unique garden was established by Roger and Ann Bowden in the 1990s on several acres of land adjacent to our Sticklepath nursery. After collecting hostas for many years they were awarded a National Collection of Modern Hybrid Hostas.
A historic moorland church built by prisoners of war and protected as a heritage attraction by The Churches Conservation Trust
Okehampton and Lydford
The Granite Way is an 11 mile cycle and walkway running along a former railway line between Okehampton and Lydford along the north western edge of Dartmoor.A journey along the Granite Way offers good views of the granite landscape of Dartmoor.
Bondleigh, North Tawton
Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from one of the world’s top figurative sculptors. Our studio is situated in
the idyllic county of Devon within easy reach of the spectacular scenery of Dartmoor National Park and the Devonshire coast.
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.
Nestled in a tranquil haven on the edge of Dartmoor and along the banks of the River Dart, Buckfast Abbey – the only English medieval monastery to have been restored and used again for its original purpose.
Hands on activities, shows and displays. The biggest farm activity park in the South West. Fun for all the family!
Surrounded by open moorland, Meldon is a breathtaking reservoir lake 900 feet above sea level teeming with native wildlife; befriend one of the fishermen sat on the steep banks and you may glimpse a brown trout!
One of the most interesting gifts was a Magnolia delavayi near the wildlife pond which came from Agatha Christie's garden at Greenway on the River Dart.
Dartmoor's major visitor and interpretation centre in the heart of the moor. Exciting displays for all the family about Dartmoor's natural and cultural heritage and a wide array of information, local gifts and Dartmoor souvenirs.
Come along to a felt making workshop and leave the same day with a unique piece of craft work that you have created yourself, under the expert tuition of Roz. Make a painting with felt, felt animals, jewellery, seasonal gifts and much more.
Exhibition Rooms & Shop in elegant Victorian premises in centre-of-town location, not far from the Town car park and Roger Dean’s much admired ‘Sheep’ sculpture.
Highest man made waterfall in England, situated in private parkland and ancient woodland in the Teign Valley. Lakes and natural gardens, wildlife abounds.Inviting café, well stocked shop and two play areas. The whole family will find something to...
Court Street, Newton Abbot
Moretonhampstead Motor Museum is home to a collection of over 100 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles from pre-1920s to the 1990s.