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in the county of Devon

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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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By the river!

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...

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...

Drake Memorial and War Memorial, Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth (148 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...

Castle Drogo, Near Exeter, Devon

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.....

Fernworthy Reservoir

Dartmoor National Park (800 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.....

Bridge over the river at 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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