The historic port of Dartmouth has a picturesque setting, being built on a steep wooded valley overlooking the River Dart. The Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Dartmouth in 1620 and many historic buildings from this period remain, including Dartmouth Castle, Agincourt House and the Cherub Pub, while Bayard’s Cove has been used has been used in many television series.
Things to do
Take a trip on the river – regular River Link services will take you to the mouth of the Dart to view the castles, up river to Greenway (Agatha Christies former house), or all the way to Totnes.
Stroll around the shops – there’s an interesting selection of shops and galleries and plenty of places to eat.
Visit Dartmouth Castle – catch the boat from Town Quay to the Castle, which guarded the Dart Estuary from 1388 until the end of the Second World War.
Getting to Dartmouth
From Plymouth and Kingsbridge, catch the 93 ‘Mayflower Link’, for a scenic ride through the South Hams, passing Torcross, Slapton Ley and Blackpool Sands.
From Totnes, take service 111, which also provides a direct link from Torquay. On the way to Dartmouth, the 111 also passes Woodlands Leisure Park. Alternatively, take the trip by river on River Link cruises departing from Totnes.
From Torbay, you can either catch the 111 via Totnes, or the 120 from Paignton to Kingswear, then cross to Dartmouth on the ferry. Alternatively, take the steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth.
Use our Interactive Bus Map