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Two Bridges Hotel
Two Bridges Hotel

Princetown, Yelverton PL20 6SW

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Located in Two Bridges, this romantic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of National Park Visitor Centre Princetown, Stone Lane …

£90
Lewtrenchard Manor
Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewdown, Okehampton EX20 4PN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Located in Lewdown, this country house is within 6 mi (10 km) of Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Lydford Castle & Saxon …

£200
The Horn of Plenty
The Horn of Plenty

Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8JD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Located in Dartmoor, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cotehele House and Gardens, Brent Tor, and The Garden House.

£90
Moorland Garden Hotel
Moorland Garden Hotel

Yeoland Down, Yelverton PL20 6DA

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in Dartmoor, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Drake's Leat and within 3 mi (5 km) of Buckland Abbey and RAF …

£69
Three Crowns
Three Crowns

High Street, Newton Abbot TQ13 8AJ

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (52 reviews)

Located in Chagford, this luxury inn is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Stone Lane Gardens and within 6 mi (10 km) of Castle Drogo and …

£69
Future Inn Plymouth
Future Inn Plymouth
3.6 mi from Dartmoor
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,395 reviews)

Situated in Plymouth, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Tamar Science Park and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Home Park. University of …

£58
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa
4.8 mi from Dartmoor
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (43 reviews)

Located in Plympton, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Plympton Swimming Pool and within 3 mi (5 km) of Saltram House …

£99
Hotel Du Vin Exeter
Hotel Du Vin Exeter
7 mi from Dartmoor
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (118 reviews)

Situated in Exeter, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Wall, Wharfinger's House, and Customs House. Cygnet New …

£99
The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel
9.6 mi from Dartmoor
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (511 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this English Riviera hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbe …

£59
BELGRAVE SANDS HOTEL & SPA
BELGRAVE SANDS HOTEL & SPA
9.7 mi from Dartmoor
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in English Riviera, this hotel is steps from Jungle Journey Adventure Golf and Torre Abbey Sands. Riviera …

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Pocket Guide: Newton Abbot Dartmoor Hotels

It's little wonder that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made Dartmoor the setting for his Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles. It's a suitably misty, wild and isolated landscape, with scores of prehistoric remains littering the landscape and at its heart Britain's most secure prison at Princetown. But don't worry, because elsewhere the mood is the polar opposite! Dartmoor is also home to pretty cascades and waterfalls, bubbling streams and picturesque thatched cottages. In the valleys around the moor's edges you can enjoy cream teas, and there's a great choice of accommodation too, from B&Bs to plush hotels.

Dartmoor Attractions

The Ministry of Defence uses some of Dartmoor as a firing range (watch out for the warning red flags), but there are plenty of other parts of the moor to enjoy when you're based at a Devon hotel in the area. You can find the main information centre at Princetown and from there be directed to points of interest such as Hound Tor. This hilltop setting is home to a substantial medieval settlement that was inhabited from Saxon times down to about 1300. Becky Falls just to the north has a viewing platform from which to see the 72-foot drop of the waterfall. To the northwest of there is Castle Drogo, an impressive mock castle completed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1930.

Out and About on Dartmoor

When you're exploring Dartmoor on a day trip from your guesthouse, hotel or B&B in Devon you'll be struck by the wild, untamed beauty of the landscape away from the pretty towns and villages on the fringes. This awesome and seemingly inhospitable landscape has been the home of the famous Dartmoor Ponies since the 10th century, and they seem to be perfectly happy with it even in the winter! You'll occasionally see these small, tough ponies from a distance, peacefully grazing and enjoying their freedom.

When visiting Dartmoor from your hotel or guesthouse, be sure to see Buckland-in-the-Moor, a picturesque thatch-and-granite village that could easily stand in for Bilbo Baggins's Shire. Dartmoor is studded with unexpected delights such as this, contrary to many preconceived impressions.

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