Check out these attractions to see across Dartmoor
Enjoy a short break holiday at our cottages in South Devon and take a trip up to Dartmoor National Park. This stunning part of the county has many attractions to keep you busy, and here are some of the top places to visit during your stay:
Open all year, this tranquil reservoir is located in the heart of Dartmoor. The peaceful water and surrounding woodland is a welcoming break from the rugged moors. You can either walk or cycle around the reservoir, or maybe do a spot of fishing along the banks.
South Devon Railway
Give your feet a rest and see the stunning Devonshire countryside at a slower pace. The South Devon Railway is a seven-mile line built in 1872. Hop on to a steam train and enjoy an afternoon relaxing in an old-fashioned way.
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Dartmoor Zoo is 33 acres of beautiful woodland where you see the largest collection of Big Cats in South Devon, as well as many other mammals to visit. Events and animal encounters are held throughout the day so you can see animals being fed and get up close and personal with a variety of creatures.
High above the Teign Gorge, Castle Drogo is a stunning building. It has an ancient feel to it, yet is only 100 years old, the last one built in England. Inside you can explore the rooms that have precious treasures on display. Outside, take a stroll around the formal gardens or the Teign Valley with its ancient gorge, where you can spot all sorts of wildlife.
This picturesque castle stands tall above the rushing Rive Okement. Once the largest in Devon, the remains of this Norman castle are still very impressive. Allegedly haunted, you can take a tour around the grounds and find out the interesting history of the place.
The Granite Way
If you want something active do on your holiday, take your bike or hire one, and cycle along the Granite Way. The 11 miles takes you between Okehampton and Lydford along the edge of Dartmoor. Mostly traffic free, this is a great way to see good views of the granite landscape of Dartmoor.
Photo by: Oliver Hunter