Dartmoor History & Heritage Attractions
Dartmoor is the ideal place to immerse yourself in history and heritage. Take a look at a selection below.
Visit a museum, sample the wine (or the honey) at Buckfast Abbey, enjoy some beautiful gardens or head to the prison; whatever your requirements, we have something for everyone on Dartmoor.
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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;...
The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.
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.
Green Hill is Dartmoor's leading dedicated Art Gallery and Shop.
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.
Last remaining working 19th-century water-powered forge in England. Demonstrations of the machinery every hour.
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.
Parsonage Farm has been farmed by the same family for nearly 100 years and is the farm around which the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo was set, along with the parish of Iddesleigh.
The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is a registered charity created to work with the pony keepers on Dartmoor to preserve the traditional type of native Dartmoor Pony, which is now on the Native Breeds at Risk Register.
House of Marbles is a unique attraction located in Bovey Tracey, the 'Gateway to the Moors'. Free entry, free parking & dogs are welcome. You will find a large gift shop with a variety of interesting goodies, fully licensed daytime restaurant,...
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.
Riverside Mill plays host to one of the South West’s biggest crafts venue with galleries, craft shop & café with a great landscape view.
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.
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.
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.
Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Dartmoor landscape
In an oustandingly pictureque setting above the rushing River Okement stands the remains of what was once the largest castle in Devon. This Norman castle was tranformed into sumptuous residence in the 14th century, then declined to today’s ruin.
A historic moorland church built by prisoners of war and protected as a heritage attraction by The Churches Conservation Trust