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in the county of Devon

About Postbridge

This lovely old place makes an ideal touring centre for the moor. The village takes its name from the bridge across the River Dart that carried the earliest Darmoor post road between Exeter and South Cornwall. A few yards away lies the primitive-looking structure that is by far the most impressive of Dartmoor's famous clapper bridges. It is roughly constructed from huge chunks of granite and quite probably dates back to the 13th-century, a time when the inner moor was opened up for farming and the mining industry. Always crowded round by visitors, this relic from a veiled past must be the most photographed bridge in the county.

Postbridge is a tiny hamlet, it has a good inn, a well stocked shop and car parking facilities, 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. It is a relaxing place, with just a scattering of buildings, some are old stone cottages which have thrown open their doors to over-night guests, many of which return year after year.

A short distance away lies Bellever with its fascinating hut circles and other pre-historic monuments. In the near-by forest there are excellent way-marked nature trails.

As a centre for touring, Postbridge on the East Dart River, is a place tinged with enviable scenery that would be very hard to beat.

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By the river!

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

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction S of Postbridge)

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...

View from Castle Drogo on a wet August day

Drewsteignton (43 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction NE of Postbridge)

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

All Saints church, Okehampton, Devon

Okehampton (15 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction N of Postbridge)

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...

Village of Zeal Monachorum in Devon

Zeal Monachorum (4 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(15.9 miles, 25.5 km, direction N of Postbridge)

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

Cafe on the Hill.

Cockington (97 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(17.9 miles, 28.7 km, direction SE of Postbridge)

This idyllic thatched village perfectly reflects the harmony and glory of a by-gone age, for here you can walk in ancient parkland, or take a romantic drive around Cockington in a.....

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Looking down the Okement, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Dartmoor National Park (801 Pictures)

(1.0 miles, 1.5 km)

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)

(2.7 miles, 4.4 km, direction N)

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)

(3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction N)

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)

(3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction E)

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

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

Jay's Grave (1 Pictures)

(5.0 miles, 8.0 km, direction E)

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.....

Road in Dartmoor, Hound Tor, Dartmoor, County Devon, England

Hound Tor Medieval Village (1 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction E)


Becky Falls, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor

Becky Falls (14 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction E)

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.....

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