Castle Drogo   Teignmouth

National Trust Drogo Castle, Garden and Teign Valley - property set at the head of the spectacular Teign valley gorge so you can enjoy fantastic walks as well as this famous stately home designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens:

National Trust Finch Foundry - set amid beautiful Dartmoor countryside in the village of Sticklepath, this last remaining water-powered forge in England gives a unique insight into village life in the 19th century:

Miniature Pony Centre: all set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland within the Dartmoor National Park

Powdermills Pottery: family run pottery in the heart of Dartmoor

High Moorland Visitor Centre Princetown -

Princetown old railway track - walk along the old railway track from Princetown to the Foggintor Quarries and Kings Tor; spectacular scenery.

Dartmoor Prison Museum Princetown -

Picturesque villages including North Bovey, Chagford, Drewsteignton, Widecombe in the Moor - all set within the Dartmoor National Park each with their own stories to tell and with good traditional pubs and tearooms.

Orchid Paradise - the finest display of orchids in the UK situated nr Newton Abbot:

House of Marbles & Teign Valley Glass: 

Teignmouth, Teign Estuary and Shaldon - spectacular coastline and picturesque estuary the nearest coastline to Moretonhampstead


Topsham situated on the spectacular Exe Estuary   RSPB Reserves Exe Estuary

With a little more time you can also visit (over 30 minutes by car): 

Topsham, Exmouth and Exe Estuary - visit the historical town of Topsham situated on the spectacular Exe Estuary: and the seaside town of Exmouth with its small harbour.

RSPB Reserves Exe Estuary - visit the five reserves by foot taking time to see the birds from hides and vantage points:

Exe Estuary boat cruises - birdwatching trips from November to March from Exmouth are highly recommended:

Buckfast Abbey -  home to a community of Benedictine Monks, near to Buckfastleigh:

Buckfastleigh Caves:

Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies:

South Devon Railway - steam trains along the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes:

Totnes - a unique town nestling alongside the beautiful River Dart.

Sharpham Wines & Cheeses - a working estate set in a stunning location on the banks of the River Dart producing world class wines and cheese. Go wine tasting and walk around the vineyard:

English Heritage Okehampton Castle - the remains of the largest castle in Devon, set on a wooded spur above the Okement River:

Exeter City - Devon’s Roman capital with its magnificent Norman cathedral decorated in gothic style which has the longest uninterrupted medieval gothic vault in the world. Afterwards walk around the quayside with its old buildings, shops, tearooms, etc.

Tavistock - a classic West Country Market Town, with a population of 11,000 and a shopper’s delight especially the Pannier Market:

The Garden House - nr Tavistock, one of the finest gardens in the UK:

Dartmoor Lama Walks:


Dartmouth Railway   Dartmouth

With a little more time you can also visit (over one hour by car):

Dartmouth Steam Railway - a fantastic journey following the Dart Estuary and the Torbay coastline to Paignton via Goodrington Sands

Eden Project - only 1 hour 15 minutes away by car, you can order your tickets online at:

The Lost Gardens of Heligan - nr Mevagissey Cornwall:

National Trust Cotehele - Tudor House with superb collections of textiles, armour & furniture:

National Trust Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate - 700 year old  home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake & Grenville:

RHS Rosemoor - stunning gardens of national importance:

War Horse Valley Country Farm Park - at Parsonage Farm, Iddesleigh, Devon:

National Trust Lydford Gorge - sparkling waterfalls and picturesque nature trails.

Drakes Trail - a cycling & walking network between Tavistock and Plymouth:

Plymouth: historical naval city.

Plymouth Boat Trips:

Dartmouth, Salcombe and Sidmouth - beautiful coastal resorts.

Paignton Zoo - with three thousand animals, five different habitats and acres of activities its a great day out:

Exmoor National Park and Bodmin Moor: two more Moorland areas.