Surrounding Towns & Villages
Dartmouth is surrounded by stunning countryside, rolling landscape and rugged coastlines as well as a number of peaceful villages and towns.
Offering an insight in to real Devonshire life these towns and villages have been welcoming visitors for hundreds of years and have a fascinating history.
Kingswear; situated on the opposite bank of the River Dart Kingswear provides stunning views over to Dartmouth. If arriving to Dartmouth by steam train, Kingswear will be your final destination before crossing the estuary mouth to explore the delights of the town.
Dittisham and Stoke Gabriel; on the banks of the River Dart between Dartmouth and Totnes you’ll find the villages of Dittisham and Stoke Gabriel. Both offer you a peaceful stopping point whilst you enjoy the South Devon countryside.
Totnes; Totnes is the other main town to be found on the banks of the River Dart. Situated 14 miles from Dartmouth, Totnes offers a fascinating history, alternative therapies and breathtaking countryside.
Stoke Fleming; found to the west of Dartmouth is Stoke Fleming. The village’s cliff top position provides panoramic views over Start Bay and it lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within walking distance is the award-winning beach at Blackpool Sands.
Slapton and Torcross; further along the coast to the west of Dartmouth is Slapton and Torcross. They can be reached by car or by walking the South West Coast Path. The area around Slapton Ley Nature Reserve provides a home to an abundance of wildlife, whilst the long golden beach offers the perfect family friendly day out. Torcross has a fascinating history from its use in the ill-fated military Exercise Tiger in 1944.
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However you travel between the towns and villages, whether on foot, bike, car or bus ensure that you enjoy the wonderful views of the countryside and coastline.
Below you will find details for more of the stunning local villages close to Dartmouth.
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At the head of an estuary named after it, Kingsbridge is reckoned as the capital of the South Hams - the most southerly part of the South Devon area. Kingsbridge and the lands around it passed into the possession of the Buckfast Abbey some time after
The coastal village of Stoke Fleming lies on the shores of Start Bay just three miles from Dartmouth.
Totnes, an ancient borough sitting on a steep promontory next to the river Dart, devotes itself in almost equal measures to arts and crafts, to history and architecture, and to eccentric lifestyles. Totnes is an absolute gem of a town - a must-do for
Sheltered inside the Kingsbridge Estuary, Salcombe retains its peace and quiet by favouring the pedestrian over the motorist. There is plenty of parking around the edges of the town and the wisdom of using it becomes clear when you see the narrow str
Torcross and Slapton
Set respectively away from (Slapton) and right on the coast (Torcross), these two villages enjoy sublime natural advantages set next to both the sea and a freshwater lake. Slapton Ley Nature Reserve, miles of beach, pubs, shops and accommodation.
A pretty village set above the Dart Estuary where Bow Creek joins the Dart. The church set amid 19th Century cottages, has a 14th Century tower and Norman front. Home to Sharpham Vineyard and Cremery. There is a good village pub/restaurant.
In the South Hams of Devon and dating back to Saxon times, Stokenham in the parish of the same name is one of seven settlements in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Of some 15 square miles and with approximately 7 miles of coast line.
Working village near Totnes set on the Harbourne - a tributary of the Dart. Woolen and edge tool mills survived here until the 1950's. There is a church, pubs and local shops.
An exceptionally beautiful riverside settlement on the Dart. Book very early if you want a relaxed riverside holiday in this truly sublime spot. A local pub caters admirably for a predominantly tourist community, but for more than that you will need
Somewhat overshadowed by its illustrious neighbour Dartmouth, Kingswear has nevertheless a charm and character all of its own. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway terminates here (you must get the ferry to Dartmouth), and it has its own castle s
Paignton is such a fun-filled destination that we believe it should be right at the top of everyone’s bucket (and spade) list!
Blackawton is a pretty village situated in the South Hams between Totnes and Dartmouth.
Many will drive through the village en route to Dartmouth, but few will stop. This village is well worth a stop with it's South Devon charm and friendly...
Brixham is an historic and quaint Torbay port within easy reach of Dartmouth/Kingswear. The home of Britain's largest fishing fleet, it's characterised by sloping cobbled streets, traditional seaside shops and a full size replica of the Golden Hind
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Small village dominated by the castle of the same name. Ghosts are the stock in trade of Berry Pomeroy castle (English Heritage). In the event of serious scares, the village has a church in which to seek refuge.
The village of Stoke Gabriel, South Devon, is situated on a creek of the River Dart and is a quintessential English Village. Steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside, this rural parish nestles into the green rolling hills of the Sou
At the western side of the Stokenham Parish is the settlement of Chillington the largest of the settlements within the parish. It is a long 'ribbon' developed village stretching from Stokenham along the A379 to the western edge of the parish. Most