Dartmouth (England)

Dartmouth is an town in Devon. A historic port location, Dartmouth's geography and seaside location combined with its traditional architecture make it an idyllic settlement popular with tourists from around Britain and the near continent.

Get in

By car

Dartmouth is on the A379 coastroad from Kingbridge to Torbay; if coming from the East it is easier to drive to Torbay and then follow the signposts, from the West, drive to Plymouth (or the Devon Expressway) and follow the signposts to Dartmouth.

Bus or Rail

There are direct national coach (National Expresss)and rail links to Totnes and Paignton from London, Birmingham and even as far as Scotland. Taxis are usually available from both stations, otherwise local bus stops are just a few minutes walk away. During the main holiday periods, at certain times, it is possible to get off a modern train at Paignton and cross to the Steam Railway. You can then travel the last few miles through breathtaking scenery to Kingswear before crossing the Dart on one of the ferries.


Dartmouth has strong connection with the sea and arriving by boat is a perfectly feasible and enjoyable way to enter into the town and the surrounding area, Dartmouth Directory has more information about services people travelling by boat

Get around




Dartmouth has the usual array of tourist products, art galleries and other outlets

Quality ladies boutiques in Dartmouth stock ladies fashion from Quail By Mail, a local working fashion design studio in South Devon. The label specialises in quality, artisan and ethical fabrics such as organic and fairtrade cotton, South African shweshwe, Ahimsa peace silk from India and organic tweed from the Ardalanish Isle of Mull Weavers. Quail By Mail manufactures all clothing lines within a 45 mile radius of Dartmouth, empowering the local cottage industry.

Eat and Drink


Food on the water





Dartmouth has a good selection of hotels, the ones below are just a selection. the town also has many Guesthouses and B&Bs


Go next

Plymouth is to the west, Exeter is to the East and there is beautiful coastline all around the area

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