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Dartmouth’s Official Visitor Guide 2023
We’re excited to announce the release of the 2023 Official Visitor Guide for Dartmouth, featuring the best current information on local accommodation, eateries, attractions, and businesses for our visitors and residents.
You can read online by clicking on the button below, or collect your copy from the Dartmouth Visitor Centre!
A Very Warm Welcome to Dartmouth
Visit Dartmouth is the Official Marketing Organisation for Dartmouth and our Visitor Centre
Dartmouth is a beautiful historic town situated on the west bank of the stunning River Dart in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This ancient market town is steeped in history and is the perfect destination for all-year-round day visits, short breaks, and holidays.
The town hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year providing a rich and rewarding visitor experience.
There are some great activities and attractions in and around Dartmouth, including river cruises, steam trains, a paddle steamer, Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth Museum, Britannia Royal Naval College, where Her Majesty the Queen first officially met His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in 1939.
The river Dart offers private boat hire, kayaks, paddleboards, and a range of other water sports at local beaches including Blackpool Sands.
Dartmouth is open to all visitors and our priority is ensuring that visitors and residents alike can enjoy it safely. Our town and its surrounding areas offer plenty of room for all to enjoy safely and responsibly. Please see our visitor safety guidance here.
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With stunning places to explore and some fabulous and iconic festivals and events all year round, Dartmouth provides so many wonderful memories and experiences for all our visitors. Enjoy the scenic River & Adventure Cruises, learn the fascinating history of our beautiful town, and explore the local and surrounding areas for some fun at the beach or a walk along the coast with all the family.
For the latest news from the Visit Dartmouth Visitor Centre, why not check out our Spring Newsletter!
Food & Drink
Dartmouth offers you an exciting and extensive range of places to eat and drink, with a selection of bars, restaurants, cafes and tea rooms in town and within the surrounding villages.
Whether you are looking for delicious takeaways, a table with river views or a fine dining experience; Dartmouth offers you the perfect choice for you and your family.
If you’re a lover of seafood, we have some of the finest daily fresh fish to enjoy throughout some amazing locations in town, in the countryside and by the sea. There is a fresh fish merchant located in Dartmouth market.
South Devon is renowned for its fresh produce, including meats, fish, shellfish, cheeses, wines, ciders, beers and gins. Why not take a tour of Dartmouth Gin, one of our award-winning distillers.
We celebrate good food in the month of October with the Dartmouth Food Festival featuring tastings, stalls, cooking demonstrations and classes hosted by our celebrity chefs.
Visit & Explore
Whether you’re a day visitor or you are staying for a long family holiday, there’s something for everyone in our unique and ancient market town.