Dartmouth Devon England

Posted on September 3, 2012

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We visited Dartmouth in Devon, England and stayed in a lovely little cottage on the top of a hill.

Here is the view. It is just so beautiful.

A short amble down the from the cottage is a path and stairs leading to a smuggler’s cove. You can just imagine the smugglers hiding their booty there in days gone by.

The kids loved fossicking for treasure and sea creatures amongst the rocks…

Dartmouth Harbour is so pretty. It’s where the River Dart meets the sea.

Around every corner is history…

And pretty scenes… which reminded me of French Lieutenant’s Woman (oh wait that was Dorset not Devon)

The country lanes of Devon are lovely to explore.

Just pray you don’t meet an oncoming tractor as there is no room to pass!

Dartmouth Castle has been guarding the Dart estuary for over 600 years.

Back at the cottage the soft English light means the view shifts and changes all the time.

Quite frankly I could have stayed forever. And yes I had a few tears in my eyes when we had to leave.

Travel Notes:

Dartmouth is just over 4 hours drive from London.

Or travel by train to Devon via National Rail.

We had a lovely riverside lunch at the Ferry Boat Inn in Dittisham, a lovely village about 15 minutes from Dartmouth along the River Dart.

Devon tourism website – Visit Devon

Devon is en route to Cornwall. Both counties are situated in the south west of England. Land’s End near Penzance, Cornwall is the most westerly point in England.

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