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There’s nothing like first-hand experience to recommend a place or an event. Being fortunate enough to live within the Dartmoor National Park ourselves, we have built up a wealth of knowledge of where to find the best, the most original or the most fun and share that knowledge on our website to help you have a great time when you visit.

Wherever we go we are always thinking “Ah, that would make a good place to recommend,” or “I’m sure people would love to visit this event!” and we like to pass on news and developments as well as recommendations through our regular blogs.

If you discover somewhere or something you think is really great and should be shared – why not drop us a line at … and we’ll go and take a look.

  • By Lisa
    Thu Aug 2017
    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.
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue Aug 2017
    Lisa at Maid in Dartmoor, our family blogger recently relived har childhood experiences at River Dart Country Park, what a great place to visit this Bank Holiday.
  • By Lisa
    Sat Aug 2017
    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). 
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Aug 2017
    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.
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  • By Lisa
    Fri Aug 2017
    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.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Aug 2017
    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.
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Jul 2017
    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!
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  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Mon Jul 2017
    The latest in our series of Family Friendly blogs is now live,  This time, Lisa at Maid In Dartmoor takes the family along to Castle Drogo, the last castle built in England
  • By Lisa
    Tue Jul 2017
    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. 
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  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Sun Jul 2017
    The World of Country Life in Sandy Bay – Exmouth, prides itself on being an all weather attraction for the whole family. Our family blogger, Lisa at Maid in Dartmoor arrived on one of those rather drizzly Devon days and they were not disappointed.
  • By Lisa
    Mon Jul 2017
    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.
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Jun 2017
    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.
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  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue Jun 2017
    Our intrepid Family blogger, Maid in Dartmoor, recently visited Dartmoor Zoo with her family, read about their adventures here
  • By Lisa
    Mon Jun 2017
    Bring your Dad to Dartmoor on Father’s Day – there’s a great range of places to visit and things to do with something for every Father to enjoy. Here’s our top ten suggestions for Sunday 18th June.
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  • By Lisa
    Fri May 2017
    Today is the hottest day of the year so far, a toasty 24 degrees which has got me thinking about summer holidays.  Have you got your summer holiday booked yet? If the answer is no, never fear I recently visited the perfect cottage for a great family and dog friendly holiday on Dartmoor – Kirkside Barn.
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  • By Moss
    Tue May 2017
    Hi there! It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, sorry about that, but I have been a bit busy moving house and exploring my new surroundings. The good news is – it is a fab place to live! We now live on the northern side of Dartmoor. I get to go on super walks every day, lots of streams and hills and all sorts. Where we live, we look out at a great big hill. It seems to have two names (I don’t...
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Fri May 2017
    This week, our family blogger, Maid in Dartmoor visited the very lovely ponies, horses and donkeys at the Miniature Pony Centre on B3212 between Moretonhampstead and Postbridge on Dartmoor. This is a great place for children to interact with the animals and there is so much to see and do.  
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Wed May 2017
    Our family blogger, @Maid in Dartmoor, recently visitied Ullacombe Farm. This family run business has a lot to offer from stunning views over the countryside to luxury afternoon teas. What are you waiting for?
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  • By Lisa
    Thu May 2017
    The Mill End Hotel has been in the ownership of Tara and Nick Culverhouse now for nearly two years. Jill Pendelton, the previous owner of Dartmoor Accommodation was a regular visitor to Mill End as it was just next door, however since taking ownership of the website in 2014 I had not had the pleasure of eating at the hotel, however after a call earlier in the year from Tara that has now all...
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  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue May 2017
    The next in the series of our family blogs by Maid in Dartmoor is all about their recent visit to South Devon Railway, Buckfast Otters & Butterlies and Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, all in all a great family day out, Read all about it here

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