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Attractions in Dartmoor

  • Working Benedictine monastery reknowned for producing Buckfast Tonic Wine. The abbey was established in 1018 and rebuilt in 1882. Website contains extensive information on monks and abbey.

  • Site of the ruins of the largest castle in Devon. Includes the Norman motte and the keep's jagged remains.

  • 13th century tower on 12th century motte inside a bailey. It was later used as a much feared prison

  • Attractive granite and thatch 15th Century, grade II* listed historic building. The house has recently undergone a major restoration project

  • Situated on the edge of Dartmoor, next to a river populated by wild otters, the sanctuary has enclosures of both British and Asian short-clawed otters.

  • Located in the old Bovey Potteries site, the Marble Museum has a variety of exhibitions including an antique marble making machine and a collection of toys & games dating back to 3rd century BC.

  • A journey back to the 1860's, including a museum and visitor centre based around the mine and port workings of the River Tamar. Authentic costumes available to enhance the experience.

  • Home to the National Fairground Collection featuring historic fairground equipment, imagery and memorabilia from a bygone age.

  • A captivating family attraction with miniature ponies and much much more. Set in 20 acres of parkland in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.

  • The last working water-powered forge in England, set amidst the Dartmoor countryside