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St Albans Cathedral

St Albans

in the county of Hertfordshire

Lyme Regis, in Dorset

Lyme Regis

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

Pictures of Drewsteignton

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

About Drewsteignton

This attractive village is one of the most beautifully laid out of all Devon villages with pretty cottages set around a fine village square. The village retains an air of timelessness, its beauty and its lovely 16th century arched bridge spanning the waters of the Teign are well known tourist attractions, ensuring a constant stream of summer visitors.

Drewsteignton stands almost on the crest of a steep sided ridge at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park where the countryside becomes immediately spectacular. It is a picture book of thatched cottages with splendid views over the Teign Gorge whose swiftly flowing waters tumble prettily over mossed boulders. In the distance there are vista's of thickly wooded Devon hills.

As well as thatched cottages visitors to the village can expect to see a fine church of the late 15th century and nearby Castle Drogo whose one time owner Julius Drewe lies buried in Drewsteignton churchyard beneath a memorial by Luytens. Prestonbury Castle, an Iron-Age hillfort and the giant Spinsters Rock, believed to be a Neolithic burial chamber. All are distinctly different, but equally memorable.

To fully appreciate this spectacular stretch of the Teign Valley it is best to abandon your car and take advantage of the many picturesque walks, particularly along the river.

The Anglers Rest pub beside Fingle Bridge makes a pleasant place to stop, enjoy a drink or snack on the river bank whilst enjoying peace and appealing riverside scenery.

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Village of Zeal Monachorum in Devon

Zeal Monachorum (4 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction N of Drewsteignton)

Set amid the rolling agricultural heartland of Devon, Zeal Monachorum is the very epitome of the perfect, tranquil Devonian village...

Clapper Bridge at Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon

Postbridge (19 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction SW of Drewsteignton)

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 (14 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction W of Drewsteignton)

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...

Annual snow day in Exeter

Exeter (236 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Devon

(11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction E of Drewsteignton)

Exeter is a bustling city in the heart of the county of Devon. It's mix of modern and functional with old and cultural makes for an interesting place to live, and to visit...

Dartmeet in Autumn

Dartmeet (14 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction S of Drewsteignton)

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...

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Castle Drogo, Near Exeter, Devon

Castle Drogo (22 Pictures)

(0.7 miles, 1.1 km)

Fortune rarely smiles on people the way it did on Sir Julius Drewe. In 1899 at the age of 33 he was able to retire from the.....

Spinster's Rock, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor, County Devon, England

Spinster's Rock (1 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.1 km, direction W)


Fernworthy Stone Circle, near Chagford, Devon

Fernworthy Stone Circle (1 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction SW)

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)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction S)

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

Becky Falls, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor

Becky Falls (14 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.9 km, direction S)

Becky Falls is a romantic beauty spot hidden in the countryside close to the old town of Bovey Tracey. The spot is noted for its.....

Kitty Jay's Grave, near Widecombe on the moor, Devon

Jay's Grave (1 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.0 km, direction S)

As English legends go, that of Jay's Grave is a very sad and lonely one. The ancient Dartmoor legend of Jay's Grave is about a.....

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Hound Tor Medieval Village (1 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction S)


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