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The Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restuarant Home of the Neolithic South Zeal menhir, this 13th-century former Benedictine monastery is said to be the oldest heritage pub in Devon and Cornwall. Steeped in history, the largely untouched interior has to be seen. Two beers are brewed specially for the pub, which are served alongside two changing guest ales, together with a local cider. AA Rosette Restaurant. Pubs

Welcome to the 840 year old, AA Rosette & AA 4 Star Gold Awarded Oxenham Arms Inn, Hotel & Restaurant at South Zeal. The oldest heritage inn in Devon and Cornwall. Log Fires, wonderful food , great service and lovely atmosphere. Stunning views and 4 acres of grounds.

This famous English Heritage Grade II Star listed former 12th Century medieval monastery and manor house is located in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park and yet only 5 mins off the A30 to Cornwall and just 25 mins from Exeter. Constructed originally by monks around the prehistoric South Zeal Menhir Standing...

World of Country Life World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather! There are over 2 acres indoors with loads to do: crawl through the themed soft play areas, whizz round the mini electric go kart track, get up close to the animals in the nursery and petting centre, climb aboard the good ship Lady Suzannah in the pirate ship play area while mum and dad have a rest in the indoor beach hut, tuck into some tasty home cooked food in the brand new themed restaurant, watch the daily ferret racing show in the Barnyard Theatre, explore the past in the museum of farm machinery, take a trip down memory lane in the Victorian street, cruise around the south west’s largest collection of vintage vehicles in the Hall of Transport (and see vehicles that have appeared on TV in Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge and Parade’s End) and view the famous Reg Imray motorcycle collection. There’s so much fun, come rain or shine: can you do it all in a day?! Family Attraction

World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather!

There are over 2 acres indoors with loads to do: crawl through the themed soft play areas, whizz round the mini electric go kart track, get up close to the animals in the nursery and petting centre, climb aboard the good ship Lady Suzannah in the pirate ship play area while mum and dad have a rest in the indoor beach hut, tuck into some tasty home cooked food in the brand new themed restaurant, watch the daily ferret racing show in the Barnyard Theatre, explore the past in the museum of farm...

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum Moretonhampstead Motor Museum is home to a collection of over 120 vintage and classic vehicles including cars, motorcycles and light commercials from pre-1920s to the 1990s, plus motoring artefacts and automobilia. It is a great all-weather attraction Family Attraction

We have over 120 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles from pre-1920s to the 1990s. Run by two local motoring enthusiasts, Frank Loft and Pete Lofts, the museum is housed in a newly refurbished bus depot in Moretonhampstead, Devon. The collection is complemented by motoring artefacts and automobilia, and the viewable restoration workshop makes it more than just a museum.

OPENING TIMES
Easter to October 
Thurs – Mon 11.30-4.30pm. Last entry 4pm.

Admission prices
Adults — £6 
Children — £3...

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 Guided Tours

Once they’ve collected you from where you are staying, sit back and relax as your guide, Tich Scott, drives you over open moorland and down narrow lanes, passing through hidden hamlets. View farmsteads and fields relatively unaffected by time and learn more about farming throughout the decades, the family names and the folk who have farmed on Dartmoor for centuries. Hear about the cattle and sheep that graze on the moorland, as well as the famous Dartmoor ponies that roam freely over the rugged tors in all weather.

Tich has lived, farmed and worked on Dartmoor all his life and...

Moorland Guides With a national park as large as Dartmoor with so much to learn and enjoy, you may prefer, as many visitors do, to walk the moors in the company of a knowledgable guide who can explain the moorland in as much detail as you want. Our expert guides run a vast range of activities all across the moors and beyond. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the real Dartmoor is to join the Moorland Guides on one of our walks. Guided Tours

Covering 368 square miles, Dartmoor is a place of beauty, mystery and diverse ecology. As well as still being home to thousands of people, it also contains ancient remains of settlements reaching back to prehistoric times. With a national park as large as Dartmoor with so much to learn and enjoy, you may prefer, as many visitors do, to walk the moors in the company of a knowledgable guide who can explain the moorland in as much detail as you want. Our expert guides run a vast range of activities all across the moors and beyond. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the...

Morwellham Working Village, Mine & Craft Centre Near to Tavistock. Award winning museum and visitor centre where friendly staff in costume chat with visitors. Exciting narrow gauge underground railway into the mine. This quayside family attraction runs alongside the very picturesque River Tamar. They have an occasional car show, and folk music event. Family Attraction

Morwellham is an award-winning attraction which forms part of a World Heritage site, featuring historic port, village, copper mine and railway just four miles west of Tavistock and bordering the beautiful River Tamar.

Discover this lost world with the help of our interactive living history team, a highlight of which is the unique narrow-gauge Mine Railway, travel by train along the banks of the River Tamar before venturing deep underground in the George & Charlotte copper mine, experience the harsh working conditions of Victorian miners.

Try on costumes and look like a...

Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Dartmoor landscape. When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country. Houses & Gardens

Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Dartmoor landscape

When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.

The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures such as the legendary Drake’s Drum. There’s no mistaking the magnificence of the Great Barn, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built all those centuries ago.

You’ll...

National Trust - Castle Drogo The National Trust property Castle Drogo is at Drewsteignton where the Gardens are open all year. Do see the gardens in the Autumn when they are full of rich colour. There is an interesting seed collection day each year, when the Castle gardeners explain how to do just that later on in the year. You need to bring envelopes! Find the date on my what's on page. There is a brilliant cafe at the reception. Read my food review about it. Houses & Gardens

Castle Drogo is situated high above the Teign Gorge. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drewe. It looks ancient, but this remarkable building was only constructed 100 years ago, the last castle ever built in England. From the beginning it has suffered from water penetration and is now undergoing a 5 year conservation project that will last until 2017 to make it watertight.

We're staying open during the conservation work, giving you the opportunity to go behind the scenes. Inside the castle has been redisplayed by three artists, you will see...

Unique Devon Tours Owned and run by local expert Alex Graeme, Unique Devon Tours organises fascinating and entertaining holidays for small groups. Whether your interests lie in the landscapes and legends of Dartmoor, the Cathedral and Roman history of Exeter, famous characters such as Dame Agatha Christie and Sir Francis Drake, beautiful beaches, cream teas, glorious gardens and evocative castles or steam trains and river boats, Alex can tailormake a tour that can truly offer something for everyone. Guided Tours

Alex has lived in Devon all his life, and is very passionate about sharing what it has to offer. He utilises a comprehensive local knowledge to facilitate a unique set of experiences for guests visiting the area.

Unique Devon Tours - winners of the Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2014
Whether your interests lie in the landscapes and legends of Dartmoor, the Cathedral and Roman history of Exeter, famous characters such as Dame Agatha Christie and Sir Francis Drake, beautiful beaches, cream teas, glorious gardens and evocative...

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