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Chagford

Chagford - On the north of Dartmoor with easy access from the A30 and A382.

On the Two Moors Way coast to coast footpath, Chagford is my top recommendation for a walking holiday base on Dartmoor. A most attractive 'Stannary town', which means that the tin miners used to bring their tin to be assayed, weighed and sold here. Most locals think of it as a village although it has two banks, four pubs and several places for tea, coffee and a slice of cake. Plus two of most amazing hardware shops, Bowden's and Webbers which between them sell absolutely everything you need from an ironmongers, including fork handles and 4 candles! 

Each Friday morning you will find a busy little Flea Market in the Jubilee Hall next to the car park. Castle Drogo (National Trust) the last castle to be built in England, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, sits high above the River Teign valley to the north within the most breathtaking setting. Stand outside the Three Crowns when you are in town and you will see the castle sitting high on the gorge, beyond the ancient graveyard. All very photogenic. Do find time to see inside the 15th century church where the carved screen and fine stained glass windows are utterly beautiful.  

Also home to Chagstock - quoted by The Boomtown Rats to be "The most fun you can have with 5,000 people with a great rock band in a field in Devon in the entire world"

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Father Christmas visits Castle Drogo

Father Christmas will be making a very special visit to Castle Drogo. Follow the trail through the garden to find him and receive a special present. (£2.50 to see Father Christmas).

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10 Dec 2016 (All day) to 11 Dec 2016 (All day)
Castle Drogo Christmas Market

Beat the Christmas rush and enjoy a leisurely shopping experience at the Castle Drogo Visitor Centre. A variety of local specialist crafts and unique gifts on sale.

10 Dec 2016 (All day) to 11 Dec 2016 (All day)
Dartmoor Nature Tours Small groups, a relaxed and leisurely walking pace with a guide who has lived and worked in the area for twenty years. Dartmoor Nature Tours offer wildlife walks and tours to suit individual customer requirements.
Moretonhampstead Motor Museum Moretonhampstead Motor Museum is home to a collection of over 80 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and vans. It is a great all-weather attraction
The Pretty Accessory Looking to bring a bit of sparkle to your wedding or event, then contact The Pretty Accessory Company has they have spectacular sequin Tablecloths for hire.
Glamping at Woodland Springs Camping Pods at Woodland Springs

Camping Pods new to Woodland Springs Touring Park, Dartmoor Devon. If you fancy trying Glamping or just don’t want to deal with a wet tent then try one of the new Pods at the Adults Only Woodland Springs Tranquil Touring Park.

Loyalty to Dogs Becky and Clifford at Loyalty to Dogs offer a great service for our holidaymakers that bring their four-legged friends with them. They give the flexibility that you can have a day out during your holiday without your dog, so if you fancy going riding across the Moor you can!
Hollyberry Barn Bed & Breakfast, Chagford Hollyberry Barn Bed & Breakfast

With stylish interiors, sumptuous bed linen and cosy rooms Hollyberry Barn Bed & Breakfast is a hidden little gem offering luxurious accommodation, all set within one mile from the pretty town of Chagford. With breathtaking views overlooking Dartmoor it is the ideal base for exploring, walking, fishing, golf, horseriding or just to unwind, relax and enjoy some of the excellent pubs and restaurants in the area.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Enjoy Two 235m Zip Wires with Views over Dartmoor National Park. Go Ape’s first Tree Top Adventure in the South West. One of the best days out in Devon, if you’re looking for adventure activities near Exeter then you’ll enjoy an incredible 235m zip wire flying you from hilltop to hilltop followed by another (…just 15 minutes from Exeter)!
The White Hart Hotel The White Hart Hotel is a traditional old posting house at the centre of the small moorland town of Moretonhampstead . Their Dartmoor restaurant menus change with the seasons, plus they always have special dishes on offer to make the most of fresh local produce as it’s available. Their chefs work closely with local suppliers and producers to source the best fresh, local seasonal ingredients for their dishes.
The Old Forge Caffè & Restaurant Situated in Chagford within the majestic Dartmoor National Park, The Old Forge is a converted blacksmith’s forge offering food and drink of the highest quality, homemade and locally produced wherever possible. We have lots of homemade cakes on offer, and our breakfasts, lunches and dinners are freshly cooked to order. We provide daily newspapers and magazines, and free WiFi. Fully licensed. "Britain's best cream tea" The Telegraph (September 2015). WINNER of the UK Café Life Awards Afternoon Tea Experience Challenge 2015.
Proper Dartmoor Tours Experience Dartmoor with a unique tour from the luxury of a 6-seater Land Rover. Tich your local guide will take you to some of the hidden treasures of Dartmoor in the comfort of a deluxe Land Rover. There will be chances to stop at some of the local beauty spots and perhaps purchase a few local gifts and produce
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