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Places to Visit in the Area

From country estates to theme parks, there are numerous ways to spend the day out.  The miles of walks along the coast and rivers, make South Devon is one of the most popular walking places in the country. The South Hams is proud to boast some of the best beaches in the UK.

Here’s a selection of fun-packed ideas to keep you and the family amused whilst on holiday in Dartmouth.

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal, with over 2,500 animals across 80 acres.

Dartmouth Castle

One of the most beautifully located fortresses in England. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth. It offers stunning views of the estuary and out to sea and offers a great family day out, whatever the weather.

Woodlands Family Theme Park

Woodlands Family Theme Park is the largest theme park in Devon, a fun filled family day out for everyone. With one of the largest and best indoor play areas in the South West, amazing water rides, a zoo farm and much more, there’s fun to be had rain or shine.

Greenway Estate

At the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family, you can take a glimpse in to their lives. Enjoy the stunning gardens and free guided walks, all with rewarding views.

Blackpool Sands

It’s hard to beat a fun day out for the whole family at this beautiful Blue Flag Award-winning beach just 3 miles from Dartmouth. Backed by evergreens and scented pines, there’s a feeling of being in the Mediterranean here. Throughout the season there’s a bathing raft, sand pits for building sandcastles, and water sports equipment for hire. There’s even a summer music festival and outdoor cinema. Venus Cafe serves organic and local food all day long, so you can start the day with breakfast or end it with a sunset dinner.

There are lots of other beaches to visit in the South Hams.

Sharpham vineyard

his thousand year old farm consists of five hundred acres owned by the Sharpham Trust. The house, designed in 1770 by Sir Robert Taylor, overlooks the fields and wooded slopes above the River Dart, two miles downstream of the ancient market town of Totnes. Our aim today is to farm successfully in the modern context and to produce world class wine and cheese in harmony with the environment and the natural beauty of the estate.

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