Become immersed in Dartmoor’s heritage as you explore its historic attractions, a modern day castle and old stannary town.
Visit to Castle Drogo near Drewsteignton, which is situated high above the Teign Gorge. It looks ancient, but this remarkable building was only constructed 100 years ago, and is the last castle ever built in England.
Afterwards, head to Buckland Abbey on the western edge of Dartmoor to follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to Sir Francis Drake who later owned it.
Take time to stroll around old stannary town, Tavistock, Drake’s birthplace, before enjoying lunch at The Bedford Hotel, surrounded by the remains of a Benedictine Abbey.