Unearth Dartmoor's ancient history

Dartmoor, Devon

Marvel at the best examples of prehistoric archaeology in Western Europe, including Bronze Age settlements, standing stones and circles.

Dartmoor has a rich and varied cultural heritage. Recent discoveries include an early Bronze Age burial chamber that is over four and a half thousand years old and contained a bear pelt, intricate basket weavings and wood ear studs.

Alternatively, you could visit a medieval Longhouse and see how cattle and sheep lived alongside their owners. Both combine to give Dartmoor a distinctive character, showing how both people and landscape have influenced each other over thousands of years, making Dartmoor a fascinating place both to visit and to live.

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Bennetts Cross on DartmoorBennetts Cross on Dartmoor © VisitDevon
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Scorhill Stonecircle on DartmoorScorhill Stonecircle on Dartmoor © VisitDevon

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