About Dartmouth

Pretty pastel-hued townhouses, a chic marina and a blissful riverside location - few places can rival Dartmouth for sheer charm. But the enchanting setting is just the beginning!

You’ll see from the well-fortified medieval castle that guards the estuary entrance that the town has been a focal point for Britain’s navy over the centuries. You can explore this rich history at several museums, as well as the Britannia Royal Naval College, a grand regency-style building that’s filled with maritime treasures.

Try a little sailing for yourself in the harbour, or go kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding if that’s more your style. Afterwards, recuperate with a coffee, cream tea, fish and chips or fresh seafood at one of Dartmouth’s many eateries – the town’s famous as a foodie hub.

Dartmouth’s other star attraction is its historic steam railway, which skirts along the estuary and coastline to provide terrific views.


Picturesque view of Dartmouth castle

Why We Love Dartmouth

  • Beautiful riverside setting
  • Fascinating history
  • Dartmouth Steam Railway
  • Galleries, museums and excellent eateries
  • A range of watersports

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A view down towards Lundy Island on a sunny day