An old market town boasting fantastic views and even a castle, the town of Dartmouth is prettily nestled on the Devon coast. Well-known for its numerous events and festivals, as well as being the place where Queen Elizabeth first met Prince Philip, check out our guide to Dartmouth’s scenes and eateries, as put together by our Dartmouth store team.
There is so much to see in Dartmouth! Here are just a few:
1. Stop by the Dartmouth Royal Naval College where the Queen first met Prince Philip at the age of thirteen and Prince Charles spent 5 years training for the Navy in the 70s.
2. Take a boat out to Agatha Christie’s home and go for a wander through the National Trust grounds. Her house has beautifully-preserved artefacts from her husband’s archaeological and there’s plenty of spots to sit and muse about the stories she wrote – maybe conjure a few of your own!
3. A trip on the Dart on an all-inclusive River Cruise is one of the best days out you can find. Spot Dartmouth castle as you cruise along the river.
4. There are plenty of nearby places to explore too: catch a ferry to bustling Torquay or to the quaint fishing village of Brixham. Or why not spend a day exploring with the Round Robin tour which includes a steam train, river boat and bus visiting the quaint towns of Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes.
There are eateries a-plenty in Dartmouth, especially the Michelin-rated restaurants, Angel and Seahorse. If you’re looking for a something not quite so fancy, try Café Alf Resco or Rockfish or stop by the Dartmouth Castle tearooms for coffee with a view.
If there’s one thing Dartmouth has plenty of, it’s events. No matter the time of year you’re sure to find something to enjoy! Why not try Dartmouth’s Music Festival which is a brilliant event showcasing local bands or its food festival, filled with stalls of local produce?
The Dartmouth Regatta is great fun and takes place in late August. Joules sponsors the ever-popular dog show so keep an eye out for it when you’re there! If you’re stopping by in the colder months, the Festival of Lights is a truly special occasion: school children parade in costumes and on floats, accompanied by music and everyone following the floats with candles. It’s spectacular to see.
Make sure to drop by our Dartmouth store to pick up our exclusive Darmouth tote bag!