1,435
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Dartmouth trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Devon  /  Dartmouth

Dartmouth

4.3
Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon. It is a tourist destination set on the western bank of the estuary of the River Dart, which is a long narrow tidal ria that runs inland as far as Totnes. It lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and South Hams District, and had a population of 5,512 in 2001, reducing to 5,064 at the 2011 census There are two electoral wards in the Dartmouth area (Townstal & Kingswear). Their combined population at the above census was 6,822.HistoryDartmouth was of strategic importance as a deep-water port for sailing vessels. The port was used as the sailing point for the Crusades of 1147 and 1190, and Warfleet Creek, close to Dartmouth Castle is supposed by some to be named for the vast fleets which assembled there. Dartmouth was a home of the Royal Navy from the reign of Edward III and was twice surprised and sacked during the Hundred Years' War, after which the mouth of the estuary was closed every night with a great chain. The narrow mouth of the Dart is protected by two fortified castles, Dartmouth Castle and Kingswear Castle. Originally Dartmouth's only wharf was Bayard's Cove, a relatively small area protected by a fort at the southern end of the town.
With our world travel planner, United Kingdom vacations can be built around trips to Dartmouth and other destinations in United Kingdom.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Dartmouth

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Dartmouth

See all ›
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Dartmouth

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Dartmouth

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Dartmouth

4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Dartmouth

4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Dartmouth

4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Dartmouth

Look along the winding streets of Dartmouth for the majority of its fine accommodations, with guesthouses hidden on residential roads, and pubs with attached bed and breakfasts located right in the heart of town. With a traditional feel and look to them, they get the imagination going and set you up for a good day of exploring the town. The rural areas to the south of town add some campsites to the mix, located close to scenic walking routes and the coast.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Places to visit with Dartmouth

Recently planned trips to Dartmouth

8 days in Devon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Dartmouth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Dartmouth BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Dartmouth BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Devon BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 37 days in Devon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Dartmouth BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Dartmouth BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, romantic, popular sights Preferences: January, romantic Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Devon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Devon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in South Devon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Essex, New Radnor & South Devon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans