All About Dartmouth
Sat on the River Dart in Devon’s South Hams, Dartmouth is a beautiful and historic town offering panoramic views, lots of tasty restaurants, unique shops and fun activities. Make the most of the remaining good weather and get yourself down to Galmpton Touring Park while you still can!
The Dartmouth Harbour is an icon, not only of Dartmouth but of Devon itself. Steeped in history, the harbour was the launching point for 11 ships that sailed to protect England from Spanish invaders. Though, if history isn’t your thing, then there’s plenty of opportunities for a fresh fish meal and a pint of local ale instead!
As one of the nation’s favourite holiday destinations, Devon is also home to numerous festivals and events throughout the year. The pick of the bunch are the Dartmouth Regatta and Brixfest!
Dartmouth offers ample opportunity for adventure in the many castles, forts and museums as they bring the history of Dartmouth to life, from the area’s connections to the Royal Family, to life during the Second World War.
Foss Street, the oldest street in Dartmouth, is one of the many great shopping sites in the town thanks to its range of unique shops, galleries, boutiques that are coupled with some beautiful architecture. Whether it’s a gift, homeware, art or a special item of clothing, you are sure to find that perfect holiday souvenir.
Dartmouth also has a very popular arts and crafts culture, with some high-end shops along the high street too! Along the Quay are some specialised shops including a retro sweet shop, water sports and sailing shops. Whereas further along the Quay you’ll find retail shops with some of your favourite brands!
Dartmouth Artisan Market is held on the 4th Saturday of every month in Dartmouth’s Old Market Square, selling hand-made arts and crafts from local artists and offering even more opportunities for a fantastic holiday bargain.
When it comes to eating out, you are spoilt for choice in Dartmouth. Seafood is their most popular dishes as one of the world’s famous fish markets can be found just over the other side of the harbour. With a wide range of fish, crab, lobster and so much more! That’s not all Dartmouth has on its plate however, as there are lots of pubs and restaurants in the area if you fancy eating something a little less fishy!
The surrounding Devon countryside has so much to offer every fan of the outdoors, with firm favourite activities including golf, cycling, walking and even water sports on the River Dart itself!
The local beaches are a great attraction even in the autumn, just a short walk or drive away from town, they’re a great place to relax or play some sports with friends. Just because summer has come to an end, doesn’t mean there’s no room for fun.
Wash away those ‘end of summer’ blues and book your trip to Galmpton Touring Park, with fantastic facilities for a short or week-long break. Galmpton Touring Park is an ideal venue from which to explore Dartmouth and the surrounding area, so make sure you book your next adventure today!
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