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in the county of Devon

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About Princetown

Princetown is the highest village within the Dartmoor National Park, some call it the bleakest centre of the moors which is probably largely due to the town being the home of notorious Dartmoor Prison. None-the-less, Princetown is surrounded by many picturesque villages with a whole host of beauty spots which form part of the world famous scenery of Dartmoor, known for its rocky outcrops, sparkling rivers, woodlands and remote vast acres of open moorland.

Princetown offers shops, inns, leisure facilities, good hotels and friendly bed and breakfast homes. At the edge of the town it is not unusual to see some of the gentle wild ponies that roam freely in the sun-kissed glades of the near-by Dartmoor Forest.

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Dartmeet in Autumn

Dartmeet (15 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction E of Princetown)

A popular tourist and beauty spot on Dartmoor. It is the meeting point of the two major tributaries of the River Dart: the East Dart and West Dart. Dartmeet to Chagford: Clapper Bridge at Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon

Postbridge (19 Pictures)

in the county of Devon

(4.9 miles, 8.0 km, direction NE of Princetown)

Postbridge is a tiny hamlet, yet this richly wooded area, at the heart of the moor has become a natural starting point for the thousands of visitors who annually come to explore the splendour and wonders of the moor...

Okehampton Castle in Devon

Okehampton (13 Pictures)

in the county of Devon

(13.3 miles, 21.4 km, direction N of Princetown)

There has been a settlement at Okehampton since the Bronze-Age, later it became a prosperous Saxon town with the Saxon Lords being overthrown at the time of the Conquest...

Merchant's House

Plymouth (147 Pictures)

in the county of Devon

(13.8 miles, 22.1 km, direction SW of Princetown)

This is a city that evokes stirring memories of England's great maritime past...

On the edge of Dartmoor

Drewsteignton (43 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(13.8 miles, 22.3 km, direction NE of Princetown)

This attractive village is one of the most beautifully laid out of all Devon villages with pretty cottages set around a fine village square...

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Merrivale rows also know has the Plague Market, - On Dartmoor

Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement (3 Pictures)

(2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction W)

Set in a dark, brooding corner of Dartmoor, the Merrivale Rows show a vast variety of shape and formation. The site is also.....

River Dart

Dartmoor National Park (793 Pictures)

(4.3 miles, 7.0 km, direction NE)

An exploration of the hauntingly beautiful Dartmoor National Park cannot be under-taken in just one short visit. To truly explore.....

Grey Wethers Stone Circle, near Okehampton, Devon

Grey Wethers Stone Circle (1 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction NE)

This unique double ringed circle is less dramatic than most and is interesting for the fact that the circles lie side by side.....

Fernworthy Stone Circle, near Chagford, Devon

Fernworthy Stone Circle (1 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction NE)

Fernworthy Stone Circles are set against the majestic backdrop of some of Dartmoor's highest peaks, in a beautiful forest spot.....

One of the huts at the Bronze-Age village of Grimspound, on Dartmoor

Grimspound (4 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction NE)

Dartmoor often makes its visitors uneasy with haunting tales of terror as immortalised in the stories of Conan Doyle, and this.....

The Tower, Buckland Abbey, Devon

Buckland Abbey (4 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction SW)

Buckland Abbey is situated near Yelverton at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It was built as a 13th century Cistercian.....

A stream tumbles down to join the river in Lydford Gorge, Devon

Lydford Gorge (49 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction NW)

A picturesque stone bridge crosses the River Lyd just south of the village of Lydford. At this point the river often falls fast.....


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Hotels & Accommodation in Princetown

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Duchy House in Princetown, Devon, England

Duchy House

Princetown, Devon, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, Duchy House is nestled in the village of Princetown. Surrounded by hiking trails, the property offers free WiFi access and free on-site parking....
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Tor Royal Farm in Princetown, Devon, England4 stars

Tor Royal Farm

Princetown, Devon, England (0.5 miles, 0.9 km)
Located in Princetown, 33 km from Torquay, Tor Royal Farm boasts a barbecue and views of the garden. Plymouth is 22 km away. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site....
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Prince Hall Hotel in Princetown, Devon, England

Prince Hall Hotel

Princetown, Devon, England (2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction E)
Prince Hall Hotel is set outside Princetown, in the heart of the Dartmoor countryside. It offers 8 rooms with lovely views, an à la carte restaurant and a pretty garden....
More info and book online..  Price from £120.00

Wydemeet Bed and Breakfast in Two Bridges, Devon, England

Wydemeet Bed and Breakfast

Two Bridges, Devon, England (3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction E)
As one of the most remote B&Bs in central Dartmoor, the secluded Wydemeet has footpaths in every direction just from the garden gate....
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YHA Dartmoor in Postbridge, Devon, England

YHA Dartmoor

Postbridge, Devon, England (4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction NE)
Surrounded by the open moorland and forest of Dartmoor National Park, YHA Dartmoor is a rural retreat with good access to off-road routes for walking and mountain biking. Dartmoor ponies can be spotte...
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Wincot in Dousland, Devon, England

Wincot

Dousland, Devon, England (4.6 miles, 7.3 km, direction SW)
Wincot is a holiday home featuring a garden with a barbecue, situated in Dousland in the Devon Region. The property boasts views of the garden and is 39 km from Torquay. Free WiFi is offered throughou...
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Brimpts Farm Cottage in Postbridge, Devon, England3 stars

Brimpts Farm Cottage

Postbridge, Devon, England (4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction E)
Featuring free WiFi, Brimpts Farm Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Postbridge, 27 km from Torquay. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. R...
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Nearby travel help

Plymouth City Airport(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction SW)
Calstock Station(10.2 miles, 16.5 km, direction W)
Bere Alston Station(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction W)
M5 Junction 31(22.7 miles, 36.5 km, direction NE)
M5 Junction 30(25.8 miles, 41.4 km, direction NE)
Exeter Airport(28.1 miles, 45.2 km, direction NE)
Princetown to London(180.9 miles, 291.1 km, direction E)