Follow Sherlock Holmes around Dartmoor

Dartmoor, Devon

Visit the eerie place that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write Hound of the Baskervilles.

Whilst staying at the Duchy Hotel in Princetown (now the National Park Visitor Centre), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle began writing Hound of the Baskervilles.

The world-famous crime writer described the area as "dotted with the dwellings of prehistoric man, strange monoliths and huts and graves". In parts, little has changed, and Dartmoor remains one of the most atmospheric locations in the country. Film and TV crews regularly flocking to the National Park's to capture its misty moors and jagged tors to shoot on screen, including the recent BBC Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Come and find out more about Sherlock Holmes' visit way back in 1901, see what inspired him and experience Dartmoor's cinematic landscapes for yourself. 

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Princetown on DartmoorPrincetown on Dartmoor © VisitDartmoor
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