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Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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  • I wasn't really expecting very much, as this is quite a small site, but was very pleasantly surprised at how interesting the visit was. Ferry fron Dartmouth pier is a lovely way to arrive and there ar...  read more »
  • Not a huge amount to see, but it is an ancient building and it gives you an idea of the history of the area. Nice cafe / shop at the top where you can relax with an ice cream, tea or coffee. Friendly ...  read more »
  • We just found this castle because there was a sign 'ferry to the castle'. Only us on board and we had to turn the notice-board white-side-up when we wanted to return to Dartmouth. Wonderful wines and ...  read more »
  • A wonderful castle with an astonishing view on the River Dart.
  • Amazing view. Amazing castle. Very good scones (cream tea) at the castle tea rooms
  • An English Heritage site. Entry can be a tad on the expensive side. We had a most wonderful day there when they had put on a special Pirates day. Terrific fun with everybody in character and costume.
  • Lovely place to visit. I wouldn't really call it a castle in the traditional sense. More of a small fort. The Cafe is currently closed (Jan 2016) until further notice due to refurbishment. Fairly difficult to get to by car. Lots of very narrow roads. But this is true of a lot of Dartmouth and the surrounding area.
  • Dartmouth Castle, Castle Rd, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0JN overlooks the estuary of the River Dart on a site first fortified in 1388. This makes it as old as the Canterbury Tales, indeed the director of the fort building was the model for the Shipman in Chaucer's work. As you can see in my photographs, I visited Dartmouth Castle out of season but you still have good access to photograph the stunning views. I've made a YouTube video too, which you can find in my channel. I use the location in my teaching of travel writing to listen to the sounds of the estuary at the light fades. Glorious Devon. Those lines by Chaucer: ' A SHIPMAN was ther, wonynge fer by weste; For aught I woot, he was of Dertemouthe' ll.390-391.
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