Maritime Heritage

Sat at the mouth of the River Dart, boats are big in all senses in Dartmouth.  It’s home to the Britannia Naval College and although relatively narrow, the river is naturally deep here so you’re likely to spot a visiting warship, and even the odd cruise liner, moored up alongside the rows of sailing and motor yachts.  You’d be forgiven for thinking that the river and sea is the focus of everyone’s lives in this pretty town – even the numerous art galleries seem to take the majority of their…

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Cobbled Bayards Cove

Cobbled Bayards Cove has changed little since the quay was built in 1539. The Cove featured in the television series The Onedin Line. At the southern end of Bayard’s Cove is a small artillery fort built by Dartmouth Corporation in 1510 to provide additional protection for the harbour. The Pilgrim Fathers put into the Cove, on their way from Southampton to the America. They stayed for a time before setting off on their epic journey in the Mayflower and the Speedwell on the 20 August 1620.

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Dartmouth castle

Dartmouth is a wonderful town that hugs the Devon shore, and has plenty to offer for the flocks of visitors it attracts every summer. The old small naval port is now a small fishing port with beautiful coastal scenes due to its hilly location. It has been known for its importance in crusades in the early 12th century where it was a key sailing drop off point in the ‘vastfleets’ who rested and restocked there. The town has a reputation for its wonderful food, specifically fish and has common visits from…

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Dartmouth is full of heritage

Dartmouth is a wonderful town that hugs the Devon shore, and has plenty to offer for the flocks of visitors it attracts every summer. The old small naval port is now a small fishing port with beautiful coastal scenes due to its hilly location. It has been known for its importance in crusades in the early 12th century where it was a key sailing drop off point in the ‘vastfleets’ who rested and restocked there. The town has a reputation for its wonderful food, specifically fish and has common visits from…

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