Local Area

An area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’, Dartmouth is perfectly situated on the river to explore the Dart Valley and the South Devon coastline as well.  Catch a ferry up to Dittisham or Totnes, go for a gourmet cruise, or if you are feeling energetic explore the river by canoe! 

This is an area rich in natural beauty, with fantastic walks and beautiful beaches on your doorstep.  Perfect for families with lots of local attractions and great days out.  Take the kids to Blackpool Sands, walk the dog along Slapton Ley or join Monty Hall for a coastal adventure.  The staff at The Royal Castle will have lots of suggestions, maps, timetables and information to help you plan a great Devon holiday.

Dartmouth also has a fantastic selection of restaurants and independent shops. Sample the delights of the sea, and the nearby countryside, in one of Dartmouth’s many famous restaurants where good, local  food is championed by celebrity chefs and cornershop cafes alike!  Come for the weekend in October when Dartmouth’s Annual Food Festival celebrates the best that the Westcountry has to offer in a weekend celebration of chefs, wines, ales and all kinds of food! 

Indepedent artists galleries, delis and shops line the streets and quaint Foss Street is a delight to explore!