One of our favourite towns in the South Hams, this weekend is the ideal time to visit Dartmouth and enjoy their very popular Music Festival that runs all weekend, that is free to attend. You can get programmes from local cafes, newsagents and post offices as well at the Tourist Information Centre in town.
Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, Dartmouth offers an amazing range of things to do to keep everyone entertained. All kinds of boating activities and steam train rides. There are ancient castles and buildings with a host of shops, galleries and cobbled streets to explore, not forgetting beaches and country walks. With a mouth-watering selection of top restaurants to choose from, it also enjoys a fantastic Food Festival in October and a fabulous Christmas market in December. The town is always busy and is proud to also host the hugely entertaining Regatta in August.
The town is steeped in history, so we recommend a visit to the small free museum to get a flavour of how Dartmouth has earned it’s stripes as one of the most interesting towns in the South Hams. You can book Guided history tours round the town to uncover all its secrets and even have a tour round the 150 year old Naval College and learn about its intriguing heritage and iconic architecture.
There is a leisure centre, with a newly built pool to enjoy on rainy days, or for lots of excitement visit Woodlands Theme Park. Nearby is Dartmouth Country Club with its 18 hole Championship golf course, a 9 hole course and the newly renovated Spa offering a wide range of treatments, not to mention the use of the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam rooms and gym.