Local Attractions

As Princetown is located at the of Dartmoor National Park, Duchy House Guest House is the ideal base for not only exploring the beauty that the park has to offer, but venturing further afield too. The High Moorland Visitor Centre is able to offer advice about local walks, cycle routes and other activities and its displays describe the park’s history and the abundance of flora, fauna and wildlife.



There are many tourist attractions within easy reach of Princetown by car. National Trust properties include Buckland Abbey, Cotehele House and Lydford Gorge.

Buckland Abbey, just 20 mins by car from your accomodation at Duchy House

700 yr old Buckland Abbey, just 20 mins by car from Duchy House

Other attractions include the Garden House, Buckfast Abbey and the Miniature Pony Centre. The beautiful beaches of both north and south Devon are about an hours drive away and the City of Plymouth, famous for the Hoe (where Sir Francis Drake played Bowls), the National Marine Aquarium, the Barbican, where the Pilgrim Fathers departed from, its excellent range of shops and, of course, its rich naval heritage, is only about 20 minutes away. There are also 3 moorland golf courses within 20 minutes drive from Princetown, while the Eden Project can be reached in about 90 minutes. Dartmoor plays host to many annual events, including the famous Ten Tors competition, held in early May and the Dartmoor Pony Society Annual Convention, which attracts crowds from around the world, every August.

For those who prefer their steeds more powerful than one horse power Dartmoor, with its ‘twisties’ and fantastic vistas, is a mecca for motorcycling and Princetown is well positioned for reaching into Cornwall and up to Exmoor for great day rides – Al might even join you!

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Links to more information

Visit Dartmoor – www.dartmoor.co.uk
Trip Advisor – www.tripadvisor.co.uk
Dartmoor, Walks and Rides This Way – www.dartmoorwalksthisway.co.uk
Dartmoor National Park – www.dartmoor.gov.uk
National Aquarium – www.national-aquarium.co.uk
Eden Project – www.edenproject.com
Miniature Pony Centre – www.miniatureponycentre.com
Dartmoor Pony Society – www.dartmoorponysociety.com

Al with his Harley

Al with his Harley

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