Dartmouth is a town situated on the western bank of the River Dart in Devon, England. Home to the Britannia Royal Naval College which can be seen up in the hills as you sail up the River Dart. This is where the Queen had her first meeting with Prince Philip at the age of 13. The Naval College is the last remaining one in the country, offering a vital hub of Naval training to cadets from both the UK and internationally. The college is open for guided tours offering over 150 years of intriguing heritage.
Dartmouth is also home to one of the most beautiful and peaceful fortresses in England. Dartmouth Castle has guarded the entrance to the Dart Estuary for over 600 years. Owned by the English Heritage, you can access the castle by foot, car, or boat. It offers fantastic views of the estuary and out to sea and is a great place to visit with all your family even if you don’t fancy visiting the castle itself.
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The town has many Medieval and Elizabethan buildings that can be seen in the narrow lanes and stone stairways - along with high end stores, boutiques, café’s and some of the oldest pubs in the UK.
Dartmouth holds a moving scenery no matter the time of day with the boats going up and down the river and the steam train passing on the opposite side of the river in Kingswear. You could sit and watch the world go by quite easily along the estuary, the embankment is also very popular with crabbing for all the family.