Submitted by Lisa on Fri, 2017-09-08 11:11
Founded in Saxon times, destroyed by Danish raiders, home to one of the most powerful Benedictine abbeys in the south west, birthplace of Sir Francis Drake and for nearly four centuries controlled by the Russells and Dukes of Bedford. Tavistock has a rich and varied history.
Submitted by Lisa on Thu, 2017-08-24 12:38
There are plenty of great pubs to visit when you are on Dartmoor and many of them are surrounded by fabulous scenery so you can enjoy a perfect panorama with you pint or prosecco. Here’s our selection of the Top Ten Pub Gardens on Dartmoor, and with the weather looking promising this Bank Holiday Weekend, now is the time to go and check some out.
Submitted by Lisa on Sat, 2017-08-19 14:58
Intrigued by Tavistock’s newest fine dining restaurant based on a steampunk theme – we felt that we needed to pay it a visit to see what it’s all about, especially when it had been recommend by our local butcher (thanks Duncan at Palmers).
Submitted by Lisa on Mon, 2017-08-14 11:33
Get your boots on and head on to the moor for the Dartmoor Walking Festival 2017. Whether you are an experienced hillwalker or an absolute beginner you are sure to find something to inspire you in the 9 day programme of events running from Saturday 26 August.
Submitted by Lisa on Fri, 2017-08-11 16:23
Two well-known Dartmoor hotels under the same local ownership have picked up four top awards from Taste of the West, the regional organisation which promotes and showcases the best food, drink, retail and hospitality offerings in the South West.
Submitted by Lisa on Thu, 2017-08-10 12:27
Julie the owner of the luxurious Country House Hotel – The Horn of Plenty recently invited us to dine with them to sample their summer menu, we of course were delighted to accept as we are always really happy to try restaurants so we can recommend them, first hand to locals and our visitors to Dartmoor.
Submitted by Lisa on Tue, 2017-07-18 15:24
The otter: Hard to miss.
Its coat can be floral, bright green or hidden under a suit and tie.
It can be spotted in pubs, airports and train stations.
No, not the usual description of the shy and retiring otter – but these are very special otters and part of the Moor Otters Trail!
Submitted by Lisa on Tue, 2017-07-11 14:42
Dartmoor is a great place to bring the family! With miles and miles of open space, fabulous wildlife and plenty of places to visit, there are lots of great family-friendly places to stay too.
Submitted by Lisa on Mon, 2017-07-03 09:54
For our overseas visitors, especially from Germany and the Netherlands, here are some tips on how to get to Dartmoor National Park from our closest airport - Exeter.
Submitted by Lisa on Tue, 2017-06-13 09:25
Online booking sites – like Booking.com, AirBnB, Trivago – all sound such a great idea in theory, don’t they? Cut out the middle man, bag yourself a bargain – but the trouble is, theory often doesn’t translate into practice and your dream deal ends up being a costly nightmare.