Pricetown is Dartmoor's highest village. It is well worth your time to visit though many have spent there time trying to escape from its rugged and windswept vistas. This is because it is the location of Dartmoor Prison.
The prison museum is a very interesting attraction as is the Dartmoor National Parks High Moorland Visitor Centre
, which is housed in the former Duchy Hotel
. Whilst staying here Sherlock Holmes
creator Arthur Conan Doyle
found inspiration and began work on his famous Hound of the Baskervilles
There are 3 pubs in the town that all serve up excellent food and drink, and if one wants to work up an appetite first then one can take a 5 mile walk along the Thomas Tyrwitt
route. This follows the path of an old railway from Princetown to disused quarries at Foggintor
. If one chooses to explore this trail, one will be rewarded with many deeply spectacular and impressive views along the way.