Dartmouth

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Maritime Heritage

Sat at the mouth of the River Dart, boats are big in all senses in Dartmouth.  It’s home to the Britannia Naval College and although relatively narrow, the river is naturally deep here so you’re likely to spot a visiting warship, and even the odd cruise liner, moored up alongside the rows of sailing and motor yachts.  You’d be forgiven for thinking that the river and sea is the focus of everyone’s lives in this pretty town – even the numerous art galleries seem to take the majority of their inspiration from the water.  But if you visit during the town’s famous regatta you’ll realise that it even goes beyond that – from crabbing contests to vintage boat parades, this is a town that eats, sleeps and dreams of life afloat.  The regatta also features a spectacular air show, with past visits including the Black Cats helicopter display team, the Red Arrows, an RAF Typhoon and, with a nod to yesteryear, the Battle of Britain Memorial flight – an event not to be missed.

Explore by boat

Dartmouth also makes a great base for exploring. Hop on the ferry for a short trip across the river to Kingswear and you can pick up a steam train to the English Riviera.  Or climb aboard the river taxi for a quick jaunt upstream to visit Greenway, crime writer Agatha Christie’s former home that is now owned by the National Trust.  You can also take a boat trip to Dartmouth Castle and get stuck in launching your own re-enactment of the defence battles that have taken place here for over 600 years.

If you’d like a close encounter with some of the local nature who better than marine biologist and TV star Monty Halls as your guide? Boat trips with Monty, who calls Dartmouth his home, as your guide can be booked and you can even take your dog with you!

Dining in Dartmouth

You’ll be pretty hungry after all those nautical adventures but luckily the cafes and restaurants on offer won’t disappoint.  From Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish, offering fish and chips with a difference, to his Observer Good Food Guide winning restaurant The Seahorse, there are lots of places to grab a great meal, most with a heavy emphasis on locally caught seafood of course!

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  1. Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

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    Dartmouth

    SUNDAY TIMES' AWARD FOR THE 'ROUND ROBIN' - 'THE UK'S NUMBER ONE DAY OUT IS THE DARTMOUTH STEAM RAILWAY AND RIVER BOAT COMPANY' *

  2. National Trust English Riviera Cottages

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    Kingswear

    Did you know that there are elegant holiday cottages at Coleton Fishacre? Where better to spend some quality time than this breathtaking location, with exclusive access to the gardens after hours?

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  3. Rockfish

    Rockfish

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    Where best to enjoy fish and chips than by the beautiful coastal town of Dartmouth on the edge of the River Dart? Renowned seafood and chips restaurant, Rockfish have both a family restaurant and a takeaway shop in Dartmouth

  4. Sea Kayak Devon

    Sea Kayak Devon

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    Boat

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    DARTMOUTH

    Guided family trips… Skills courses... Overnight Kayak adventures!

    There is no better way to explore Devon's stunning coastline than by kayak. Individuals, groups and families are all welcome and no experience is required.

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  5. Old School House and Schoolmaster's Cottage

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    Brixham

    The Old School House

    The Old School House is the larger of the two properties, the wow factor being the 32' dining hall with vaulted roof.

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    BRIXHAM

    Raddicombe Lodge guesthouse B&B in Brixham has 8 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, colour TV, complimentary tea/coffee making trays and those little extra's to make you feel comfortable.

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