Dartmoor HOLIDAYS

With granite exposed hilltops and ancient tors, rugged and beautiful Dartmoor National Park is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England. An area steeped in ancient myths and legends, Dartmoor is a magical place to visit. The jagged tors, rolling hills, and Neolithic monuments create the mystical atmosphere of this unique and beautiful place.

As the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England, this breath taking National Park offers a diverse and sometimes ominous landscape, with its rolling valleys, ancient woodlands and startlingly beautiful heather-covered moorland. It’s easy to feel like you’ve entered another world when visiting Dartmoor.

Every year Dartmoor attracts thousands of walkers, cyclists and nature lovers to its vast and wild terrain. The moors are great for both those wanting to enjoy a slower pace of life, and those looking to get active. Why not enjoy the fantastic scenery by horseback, passing wild Dartmoor ponies as they graze and trotting through woodland and bridleways? The moors are also popular with those interested in letterboxing and geocaching, both providing a fun way to explore the open expanses of countryside, whilst seeking hidden caches and boxes.

There are numerous guided walks organised throughout the year, offering you the opportunity to learn more about the landscape and its fascinating past. More recently, Dartmoor was used as the setting for Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie, Warhorse, which you can discover with guided walks in both Haytor and Princetown.

If you’ve worked up an appetite after an afternoon stroll or would simply like to enjoy a cold beverage in a beer garden, then Dartmoor has plenty of traditional pubs and restaurants to satisfy your needs. Renowned for its delicious local produce and fantastic real ales, we highly recommended that you try what’s on offer during your stay.

Featured Accommodation

  • Hunters Moon Bed & Breakfast

    Bridestowe, Devon
  • Bovey Castle

    Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Lower Willsworthy Cottage

    Dartmoor National Park, Devon
  • River Dart Country Park
    River Dart Country Park is set in 90 acres of native and exotic parkland... Visit website River Dart Country Park is set in 90 acres of native and exotic parkland adjoining National Trust woodland, with the majestic River Dart flowing through. Enjoy a day of rock climbing and abseiling, sail a boat canoe on the beautiful Dart Estuary. There is fun for all ages as children can run and play on the Pirate Ship Lake and Adventure Playgrounds. Type: Days out     Town: Ashburton
  • The Old Inn
    Right in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, The Old Inn is a beautiful... Visit website Right in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, The Old Inn is a beautiful 14th Century building that houses a delightful restaurant and pub. Steeped in history, The Old Inn has become renowned for great hospitality as well as top of the range locally sourced ingredients for the delicious menu. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Widecombe-in-the-Moor
  • Meldon Viaduct
    The Meldon Viaduct a Victorian wrought and cast iron structure forms par... Visit website The Meldon Viaduct a Victorian wrought and cast iron structure forms part of the Okehampton to Lydford granite way cycle and walk way. Opened in 2002 by Adam Hart Davis the Viaduct provides outstanding views of the surrounding countryside including Dartmoor on the southern edge. Type: Days out     Town: Okehampton
  • Yelverton Golf Course
    Being a moorland course, there are a number of natural obstacles that en... Visit website Being a moorland course, there are a number of natural obstacles that ensure Yelverton Golf Course is a challenge to all levels of golfer. Perhaps the most interesting feature of this course is the number of Dartmoor ponies and cattle you may come across on the fairways, proving just what a natural place this is to enjoy a round of golf. Type: Days out     Town: Yelverton
  • Bovey Tracey Golf Club
    A great place to play social golf in the heart of Dartmoor, Bovey Tracey... Visit website A great place to play social golf in the heart of Dartmoor, Bovey Tracey Golf Club has a fine 9-hole course, as well as a pitch 'n' putt approach course and a covered driving range. Just minutes from the A38, the course is easily found for anyone staying in the area. On-site, The Wray Valley Café offers great lunches and snacks for both golfers and just simply passers by. Type: Days out     Town: Bovey Tracey
  • Tavistock Golf Course
    Situated within Dartmoor National Park, naturally the Tavistock Golf Cou... Visit website Situated within Dartmoor National Park, naturally the Tavistock Golf Course matches up to everyone’s expectations with vast stunning views. Don’t let the wide fairways lull you into a false sense of security as this course can present a challenge to all golfers. Type: Days out     Town: Tavistock
  • Dartmoor Otters and Buckfastleigh Butterflies Sanctuary
    Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary offers an enjoyable, o... Visit website Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary offers an enjoyable, otter and butterfly educational experience. Wander around the otter sanctuary and butterfly farm and see new butterflies emerge in tropical surroundings. See the otters swimming underwater in specially built glass enclosures, follow the otter keeper around at feeding times to see and learn all about otters. Type: Days out     Town: Buckfastleigh
  • Pennywell Farm Centre
    Come and experience the Pennywell magic at our multi award winning Farm ... Visit website Come and experience the Pennywell magic at our multi award winning Farm Activity Park... the biggest in the South West! There’s a lot to do and see for the whole family. Meet the animals, ride the new Red Rocket and Tractor and Trailer rides, cuddle a miniature pig and enjoy the best views in Devon. Type: Days out     Town: Buckfastleigh
  • Riverford Field Kitchen
    This relaxed and convivial eco-friendly restaurant is based at Riverford... Visit website This relaxed and convivial eco-friendly restaurant is based at Riverford’s Organic farm, in a modern wood and glass building that fits in beautifully with the rural Devon landscape. Meals are predominantly organic, and you eat in one sitting at shared farmhouse-style tables. The chefs work with whatever seasonal veg has been picked from the fields that day, adding simple but interesting twists to cook them in ways that diners may not have tried before. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Buckfastleigh
  • Dartmoor National Park
    Heather-covered moorland and deep wooded gorges, beautiful reservoirs an... Visit website Heather-covered moorland and deep wooded gorges, beautiful reservoirs and rocky rivers, patchwork farmland and craggy granite tors, the Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles - the largest, and wildest, area of open country in southern Type: Days out     Town: Dartmoor
  • Extreme West
    Extreme West provide South West Activity gift vouchers for a wide range ... Visit website Extreme West provide South West Activity gift vouchers for a wide range of activities and experiences. Vouchers can be booked online or ordered over the telephone and all vouchers purchased are valid for nine months. Type: Days out     Town: Chagford
  • Hill House Nursery
    Enjoy a delicious meal or snack in the Hill House tea room, stroll throu... Visit website Enjoy a delicious meal or snack in the Hill House tea room, stroll through the gardens or browse the huge range of rare plants in the nursery. Type: Days out     Town: Landscove
  • Buckfast Abbey
    Buckfast Abbey situated in the South Devon town of Buckfastleigh is home... Visit website Buckfast Abbey situated in the South Devon town of Buckfastleigh is home to a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine Monks. It is also the place where Buckfast Tonic wine was first introduced and made by the original French Monks who settled at the Abbey in the 1880's. Type: Days out     Town: Buckfastleigh
  • Devon Open Studios, Devon Artist Network
    Devon Artist Network (DAN) is an organisation that promotes, champions a... Visit website Devon Artist Network (DAN) is an organisation that promotes, champions and supports the work of Devon based artists and makers. Its flagship annual event is Devon Open Studios, is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give you a chance to have a go. Type: Days out     Town: Newton Abbot
  • Okehampton Castle
    These remains were once the largest castle in Devon. It's a gorgeous riv... Visit website These remains were once the largest castle in Devon. It's a gorgeous riverside picnic area with meadows and wild flowers. There are plenty of great opportunities for birdwatchers too. Type: Days out     Town: Okehampton
  • The Blue Tiger Inn
    The Blue Tiger Inn is known as one of the best Dartmoor inns for offerin... Visit website The Blue Tiger Inn is known as one of the best Dartmoor inns for offering a diverse family friendly menu for everyone to enjoy, plus combined with rustic charm and countryside views there are few Dartmoor pubs like it. Enjoy morning coffee, a light lunch on the terrace overlooking landscaped gardens and Dartmoor National Park or linger over a long supper with friends. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Newton Abbot
  • Chagford Swimming Pool
    Chagford outdoor swimming pool is set in the glorious location of Dartmo... Visit website Chagford outdoor swimming pool is set in the glorious location of Dartmoor National Park. The pool is the largest freshwater swimming pool in the south west and is fed by the mill leat, a small stream diverted by the river. There is also a popular toddler making it a great day out for all the family. Type: Days out     Town: Chagford
  • The Terrace Restaurant
    A warm friendly welcome awaits you at The Terrace just a few steps from ... Visit website A warm friendly welcome awaits you at The Terrace just a few steps from the heart of Tavistock on the edge of Dartmoor. The Restaurant and Lounge Bar are open all day for morning coffee, lunchtime refreshments and meals to evening dining. Whether you fancy a Pimms on the Terrace, coffee and cakes in the snug, a romantic setting for two or a celebratory party meal the restaurant is more than accommodating. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Tavistock
  • Brentor Church
    This tiny church stands atop the hill that gives the village its name. B... Visit website This tiny church stands atop the hill that gives the village its name. Bren Tor rises above the village and dominates the view. The church receives thousands of visitors a year and offers magnificent views and a wonderful place to get married. Type: Days out     Town: Brentor
  • The East Gate Café & Restaurant
    Open all day, every day the Eastgate Cafe and Brasserie is idyllically s... Visit website Open all day, every day the Eastgate Cafe and Brasserie is idyllically situated just a few short paces from Tavistock town centre and is right next to the River Tavy. With a large outdoor terrace alongside the River which is a must during the summer. It’s a great place to meet for drinks or fantastic freshly prepared local food. Children are also welcome. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Tavistock