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Dartmoor Towns

Ashburton
Devon, South Dartmoor

Attractive town, slate-hung fronts on many buildings. Variety of shops and historic buildings, including St Lawrence Chapel. Stannary town 1305, past prosperity built on tin and wool. Hardware shop, N More...

Ashton
Devon, East Dartmoor

Parish of two villages called Higher and Lower Ashton. The Chudleighs were lords of the manor, and were seated here from 1320 till about 1750. Mentioned in White's Devonshire Directory, 1850. Station More...

Bellever
Devon, The High Moors

Forest trails and riverside picnic spot. Spectacular views. Bellever Tor 1500ft, with prehistoric cairns on northern slopes and stone rows on plantation edge. Moorland walks and ancient track, the Lyc More...

Belstone
Devon, North Dartmoor

Pretty village near open moorland. Thatched houses surround green with stocks beside stone commemorating the coronation of George V. Pony trekking and walking base for points south, including Nine Mai More...

Bere Alston
Devon, West Dartmoor

In the parish of Bere Ferrers, situated on a peninsula created by the rivers Tamar and Tavy in an area of outstanding natural beauty. More...

Bere Ferrers
Devon, West Dartmoor

During the medieval period silver mines were worked extensively by the Crown on the Bere Ferrers peninsula, between the Tamar and Tavy rivers south of Tavistock. More...

Bovey Tracey
Devon, East Dartmoor

Pleasant town on River Bovey, lust outside National Park. Good walking and viewpoint at nearby Haytor. In 12thC De Tracey family acquired lands at Parke, the site of 19thC mansion (NT) now Dartmoor Na More...

Bratton Clovelly
Devon, North Dartmoor

Charming village near Roadford Reservoir. St Mary’s church, Norman period with 17thC wall paintings inside. 3 mile village walking trail around village, details from post office. Old devon longhouse. More...

Brentor
Devon, West Dartmoor

Pleasant village with 19thC church. Dominated by nearby Brent Tor where 13thC church, St Michael de Rupe, crowns 1100ft volcanic precipice. Coast-to-Coast Cycle Way and West Devon Way pass through vil More...

Bridestowe
Devon, North Dartmoor

Name means ‘place of St Bridget’. St Bridget’s church. Named after 5thC Irish Saint Brigidia. Nearby lead & copper mines. On National Cycle network. More...

Bridford
Devon, East Dartmoor

Village nestling in hill country. Ideal for woodland walks on banks of Teign and NT nature trails in Bridford Woods. 14thC church, dedicated to St Thomas a Becket; fine Tudor stalls, bench ends and ca More...

Brimley
Devon, East Dartmoor

A hamlet of Ilsington. More...

Brixham
Devon, South Dartmoor

Situated 20 miles from Dartmoor on the edge of Torbay. Centre arounf Brixham harbour. More...

Broadwoodwidger
Devon, West Dartmoor

A village of old cob buildings near Roadford Lake. Sometimes known as Bradwood Widger. St Nicholas church on a hill above the Rover Wolf, 13thC & 15thC. More...

Buckfast
Devon, South Dartmoor

Site of Buckfast Abbey, living Benedictine monastery. See also entry for Buckfastleigh. More...

Buckfastleigh
Devon, South Dartmoor

Quaint, unspoilt town, good base for walking and cycling. Weekly farmers' market and interesting shops selling arts and crafts. Boarded upper storeys once weavers work sheds in town which boasted 5 wo More...

Buckland In The Moor
Devon, The High Moors

Cluster of thatched, streamside cottages overlooking woodland of Holne Chase. Church clock face where my dear mother replaces numerals. Rocky pinnacle above village. Buckland Beacon, with 10 commandme More...

Buckland Monachorum
Devon, West Dartmoor

Picturesque village, River Walkham Valley. Golden Hind, surmounting globe, carved on Drake's pew in church of St Andrew. Chapel south of chancel, a tribute to generations of Drakes at Buckland Abbey. More...

Chagford
Devon, East Dartmoor

Delightful, unspoilt town on slopes above River Teign, where fishing, walking and other outdoor pursuits popular. Square dominated by pepper pot market house. Interesting shops including two popular l More...

Cheriton Bishop
Devon, East Dartmoor

Name means ‘Church Town’. Founded in Saxon times and mainly farming community. Mentioned in Doomsday book. On old London to Exeter stagecoach route. More...

Chillaton
Devon, West Dartmoor

Chillaton is a small village deep in the West Devon countryside. Once mainly associated with manganese mining at nearby Hog's Tor. More...

Christow
Devon, East Dartmoor

Beautiful Devonian village by the River Teign meaning ‘a place dedicated to Christ’. Village size owed to old silver, lead & tin mines in surrounding area. St James’ Church 15thC. Teign Valley Golf C More...

Chudleigh
Devon, East Dartmoor

Attractive old town, once on coaching route Exeter to Plymouth. Interesting shops. William of Orange stayed here on way to London in 1688, and Madame Royale, daughter Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, s More...

Cornwood
Devon, South Dartmoor

Pictureque village on the edge of Dartmoor. Dates from the 16th century and has prospered on Dartmoor's clay pits. Part of Cornwood parish. 15thC St Michael's Church. More...

Crediton
Devon, East Dartmoor

Historic Devon town 7 miles Exeter and 5 miles from Dartmoor More...

Crockernwell
Devon, East Dartmoor

Formerly in Cheriton Bishop parish. Following Monmouth Rebellion rebels were tried in Royal Hotel, also used as court house. More...

Cudliptown
Devon, West Dartmoor

Small hamlet near Peter Tavy. More...

Dartmeet
Devon, The High Moors

Famous beauty spot, where east and west branches of River Dart meet in steep, wooded valley. Fine clapper bridge. More...

Dartmouth
Devon, South Dartmoor

Historic, picturesque harbour town situated 34 miles from Dartmoor. More...

Dawlish
Devon, East Dartmoor

Pretty resort on south devon coastline 31 miles from Dartmoor. More...

Drewsteignton
Devon, East Dartmoor

Village in beautiful location on edge of moorland, close to Teign Gorge. Old cottages, 15thC church, pub and shop on village square. Julius Drewe of Castle Drogo buried in churchyard beneath memorial More...

Dunsford
Devon, East Dartmoor

A picturesque village in the Teign Valley with thatched cob cottages. St Mary’s Church on a hill gives fantastic views of a classic Devonshire landscape. More...

Dunstone
Devon, The High Moors

Hamlet of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Near Two Moors Way. More...

Easton
Devon, East Dartmoor

Hamlet of Chagford. More...

Exbourne
Devon, North Dartmoor

Town & Parish. River Okemont runs through this parish. 16thC Inn. More...

Exeter
Devon, East Dartmoor

Cathedral city 35 miles from Dartmoor. More...

Gidleigh
Devon, East Dartmoor

Remote and picturesque village on edge Mariners' Way, once coast-to-coast sailors' track. 15thC granite church. Remains of Gidleigh Castle, a late 13thC fortified manor. Scorhill prehistoric stone cir More...

Harbourneford
Devon, South Dartmoor

Peaceful hamlet in Harberton parish. William de Falaise related to Duke William of Normandy held 29 lordships in Devon including Harbourneford. More...

Harford
Devon, South Dartmoor

A small hamlet two miles north of Ivybridge. Stone circle and cairns at nearby Butterdon Hill and close to Two Moors Way. More...

Hatherleigh
Devon, North Dartmoor

Ancient town of cob and thatch cottages in the heart of Ruby Country. Parish church of St John dates from 15thC; Tuesday morning market dates from 1693. More...

Haytor Vale
Devon, The High Moors

Pretty hamlet of white cottages beside old coaching inn, The Rock. Popular twin rocks of Haytor to west with Saddle Tar nearby. Haytor granite used for pillars of British Museum and for construction o More...

Hexworthy
Devon, The High Moors

Tiny hamlet in the heart of Dartmoor. Ideal base for exploring moor. More...

Highampton
Devon, North Dartmoor

Small village near Hatherleigh More...

Holne
Devon, South Dartmoor

Beautiful little village, nestling in lee of Holne Moor, and known to all walkers of Two Moors Way. Superb, carved pulpit in 14thC church. Charles Kingsley, author of The Water Babies born in vicarage More...

Horrabridge
Devon, West Dartmoor

Picturesque village on River Walkham, famed for salmon and trout fishing and medieval bridge, on edge of Moor and surrounded by fine walking country. More...

Horridge
Devon, South Dartmoor

Situated three miles from the village of Chulmleigh. Secluded valley with lots of wildlife and deer. More...

Ilsington
Devon, East Dartmoor

Large village, where thatched cottages line hill to granite lych gate and quaint church of St Michael. Delightful pubs here and in nearby Liverton. Walks at Haytor and Saddle Tar. More...

Inwardleigh
Devon, North Dartmoor

Small hamlet near rivers of Okement and Torridge. St Petroc’s Church with bell tower. More...

Ivybridge
Devon, South Dartmoor

Small town outside National Park with famous viaduct. Good shopping, leisure facilities. Information Centre. Excellent walking; start of Two Moors Way. More...

Jacobstowe
Devon, North Dartmoor

A small village between Hatherleigh and Sampford Courtenay with a beautiful country church. More...

Kingkerswell
Devon, East Dartmoor

A pleasant village near Torquay and South Devon Railway. Thatched cottage and 16thC Inn in village. More...

Kingsteignton
Devon, East Dartmoor

Purportedly the largest village in England, pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Teign. Founded in the 8thC as the centre of a Saxon estate. In the Middle Ages a drought started the now annua More...

Lamerton
Devon, West Dartmoor

Rural parish mentioned in Doomesday book. Early connection with monks of Tavistock Abbey. More...

Lewdown
Devon, West Dartmoor

One of the earliest villages to be built by the Saxons in West Devon. It is rumoured that Athelstan (first King of all England and Alfred the Great’s grandson) held counrt here in 931AD. Jacobean Mano More...

Lifton
Devon, West Dartmoor

Situated in the valley of the river Lyd, near the border of Devon and Cornwall. Founded by Saxons in the 8thC and named after the river. St Mary’s Church mostly built in 15th C with ‘wagon’ style roof More...

Liverton
Devon, East Dartmoor

Old kiln and associated buildings are now part of a housing development 'Potters Yard'. More...

Lustleigh
Devon, East Dartmoor

One of Dartmoor's prettiest villages. Thatched cottages, 15thC church, cricket ground and 16thC inn. Excellent village shops. More...

Lydford
Devon, North Dartmoor

Secluded village established late 9thC dominated by castle, 1195. Ornamental bench ends, St Petrock's church, show Dartmoor plants, birds and animals framing saints and martyrs. More...

Manaton
Devon, East Dartmoor

Attractive village where 15thC church, rectory and old school flank delightful green with avenue of limes. Granite stack of Bowerman's Nose visible from church porch. Novelist John Galsworthy once liv More...

Mary Tavy
Devon, West Dartmoor

Old mining village named after church and nearby River Tavy. Black Down, to north, 18thC engine house of Wheal Betsy silver-lead mine (NT). More...

Meldon
Devon, North Dartmoor

Small village near Okehampton, with several small granite quarries located nearby. New Granite Way cycle track between Okehampton and Lydford crosses the Meldon viaduct. Nearby Meldon Reservoir, a spe More...

Merrivale
Devon, West Dartmoor

Inn and good starting point for exploring south west Moor. Dartmoor's last granite quarry, closed 1997, at one time producing record 1500 tons of stone in single firing. One of most accessible of Dart More...

Milton Abbot
Devon, West Dartmoor

Named ‘Mideltona’ in Domesday Book, a typical Devonshire village with buildings constructed out of local stone. Many designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. St Constantine & Aegideus church looked after by m More...

Moretonhampstead
Devon, East Dartmoor

Attractive market town, gateway to eastern Moor. Unusual 2-storey arcaded almshouses. 15thC church and interesting buildings near square. Open air swimming pool, variety of crafts. Superb walks, inclu More...

Newton Abbot
Devon, East Dartmoor

Town located between Dartmoor and Torbay, 21 miles from Dartmoor. More...

North Bovey
Devon, East Dartmoor

Extremely picturesque village, approached by steep, narrow lanes. 18thC thatched cottages surround a village green with stone cross and pump. Ring of Bells pub and a hotel. Footpath to river from chur More...

North Brentor
Devon, West Dartmoor

Pleasant village with 19thC church. Dominated by nearby Brent Tor where 13thC church, St Michael de Rupe, crowns 1100ft volcanic precipice. Coast-to-Coast Cycle Way and West Devon Way pass through vil More...

North Tawton
Devon, North Dartmoor

Ancient village situated on east side of Taw Valley. Nemetostatio Roman Fort nearby meaning ‘Outpost of the Sacred Grove.’ Large cheese factory outside of village. More...

Northlew
Devon, North Dartmoor

Charming village with two ancient crosses and St Thomas church. More...

Okehampton
Devon, North Dartmoor

Attractive town, gateway to wild north Moor; ideal base for walkers. Narrow lanes converge on wide, main street with town hall, built as dwelling, 1685. Castle ruins on beautiful site above West Okeme More...

Paignton
Devon, South Dartmoor

Seaside town in Torbay area, located 22 miles from Dartmoor. More...

Peter Tavy
Devon, West Dartmoor

Bridlepath links village with Mary Tavy, just across river. Interesting church with octagonal tower and four pinnacles. More...

Plymouth
Devon, West Dartmoor

Historic waterfront city 15 miles from Dartmoor. More...

Postbridge
Devon, The High Moors

Attractive hamlet, ideal for walking. Famous for largest clapper bridge, 13thC, once an essential link from Chagford to Tavistock. Postbridge first recorded 1670 when track (now B3357) was only reliab More...

Poundsgate
Devon, The High Moors

Named after animal enclosure once common in English villages. Old smithy with mounting block opposite 17thC post office and bakery, now houses. More...

Princetown
Devon, The High Moors

Small town, 1300ft, highest on Moor. Dominated by Dartmoor Prison since 1805, when prisoners from American War of Independence and Napoleonic Wars first jailed. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle began The Hound More...

Ramsey
Devon, North Dartmoor

Small village near South Zeal More...

Sampford Courtenay
Devon, North Dartmoor

Sampford Courtenay was the seat of the Prayer book Rebellion in 1549. A plaque commemorates William Helyons, who was killed on the steps of the church house. In St Andrews church nearby, a history of More...

Sampford Spiney
Devon, West Dartmoor

Secluded hamlet between Pew Tor and Walkham valley. 14thC church and 17thC manor house, now a farm, lie hidden in remote hallow. To north, remarkable interconnecting rock basins. More...

Shaugh Prior
Devon, West Dartmoor

Village of terraced clay workers' cottages, close to beautiful Plym Valley. Dewerstone outcrop, to northwest, crowned by Iron Age fort. More...

Sheepstor
Devon, West Dartmoor

Attractive hamlet, surrounded by meadows and woodland. Small church overshadowed by red sarcophagus in cemetery, tomb of White Rajah of Sarawak who retired to Burrator House on village outskirts. Stra More...

Sourton
Devon, North Dartmoor

Pretty village below Sourton Tors at edge of Northern Moor. Inn with rogue architecture and bizarre curiosities. 19thC iceworks on flank of Tor once supplied ice to Plymouth fishermen. More...

South Brent
Devon, South Dartmoor

Delightful village on edge of Moor. Gaily painted cottages surround Wellington Square where 3-sided monument commemorates Jubilees of Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II. Notable inn once a staging past w More...

South Tawton
Devon, North Dartmoor

Pretty village pleasantly situated on the banks of the small River Taw four miles from Okehampton. Mentioned in the Domesday Book and known then as ‘East Ash.’ St Andrews Church contains many plaques More...

South Zeal
Devon, North Dartmoor

Thriving village since Middle Ages, wide street once on coaching route to Exeter Charles Dickens wrote Pickwick Papers here whilst snowbound. On nearby Ramsley common, brick-capped chimney of capper m More...

Sowton
Devon, East Dartmoor

Sowton is a small picturesque village just outside the city of Exeter. It’s earlier name from the Domesday Book was ‘Clis’, one of several villages named after the nearby River Clist. More...

Sparkwell
Devon, South Dartmoor

Small hamlet on the outskirts of south Dartmoor More...

Spreyton
Devon, North Dartmoor

Tom Cobley from the famous song was rumoured to have lived in Spreyton during the 17thC and is buried in the churchyard. More...

Sticklepath
Devon, North Dartmoor

Neat little village on wooded edge of Moor. Famous among geologists for Sticklepath Fault. Seven waterwheels once powered machinery to produce tools far agriculture and mining. Busy industrial village More...

Stokeinteignhead
Devon, East Dartmoor

An attractive village in beautiful surroundings about half a mile from the sea coast and 20 miles from Dartmoor. More...

Tavistock
Devon, West Dartmoor

Charming market town, on River Tavy. Riverside walk and trout fishery. Interesting architecture, and a wealth of shops and restaurants. Swimming pool and tennis courts. Covered Pannier Market, first h More...

Tedburn St Mary
Devon, East Dartmoor

A traditional village with thatched cottage mentioned as ‘Tettborne’ in the Domesday Book. St Mary’s church, one mile from of the village, has a 13th century tower. The hamlet grew up from the coachin More...

Teignmouth
Devon, East Dartmoor

Historic seaside market town 26 miles from Dartmoor. More...

Thornton Cross
Devon, North Dartmoor

Small, quiet hamlet near to Okehampton. More...

Throwleigh
Devon, North Dartmoor

Interesting old village centred around cross, roughly inscribed to celebrate Queen Victoria's jubilee. Attractive church, rebuilt granite 15thC, south porch set in flower garden with ancient sundial, More...

Torquay
Devon, East Dartmoor

Seaside resort, part of Torbay, 25 miles from Dartmoor. More...

Totnes
Devon, South Dartmoor

Charming Devon town with a bustling High Street and a regular market with River Dart running through it. 20 miles from Dartmoor. More...

Two Bridges
Devon, The High Moors

Scattered hamlet where two main roads and West Dart and Cowsick rivers converge. Bridges here since ancient times hence name of village and also its famous hotel, which replaced Saracen's Head used fa More...

Venton
Devon, East Dartmoor

Small hamlet in Drewsteignton More...

Walkhampton
Devon, West Dartmoor

A pretty village in the valley of the River Walkham. Beautiful church, St Mary the Virgin, situated half a mile north of the village on a hill with a 16th C bell tower. More...

Whiddon Down
Devon, East Dartmoor

Small village off the main Okehampton to Exeter road. More...

Widecombe-In-The-Moor
Devon, The High Moors

Immortalised by well-known song featuring Uncle Tom Cobley and all, one of the most picturesque villages on Moor. St Pancras church, the cathedral of the Moor; 120 ft tower, according to tradition, f More...

Yelverton
Devon, West Dartmoor

Small village with St Paul's Church, garage and local shops. More...

Yeoford
Devon, East Dartmoor

Small village in north Devon countryside near Crediton. More...

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