Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle spa

In the heart of Dartmoor National Park and 15 minutes from the A30.

The historic, luxurious Bovey Castle spa sits high on the valley’s edge. It offers a spa and golf course, and free parking.

The castle is situated over 3 floors and overlooks peaceful Edwardian gardens, the golf course, and the River Bovey.

Its bedrooms have wonderful views, facilities for making tea and coffee, and a TV with satellite channels.

Bovey Castle spa also has a Gold Award for Large Hotel of the Year from the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2018-19.

There are two restaurant choices for dining.

The Great Western Restaurant offers game shot on the moors, lamb and aged Exmoor beef and seafood sourced from Devon and Cornwall.

Smith’s Brasserie is a gastro pub serving classic British courses.

With spectacular countryside views and a roaring fire pit.

Bovey Castle also offers a choice of breakfast and afternoon tea.

Hotel facilities

The hotel offers activities for young and old, including falconry displays, a children’s club during school holidays and a playroom.

Woodland walks, hot-air ballooning, swimming, and a wide range of activities on site.

Including a 4×4 off road track, sloe gin making and archery.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Bovey Castle also offers a choice of breakfast and afternoon tea.

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Spring Breaks In Devon

Covering 368 square miles, Dartmoor National Park in Devon is one of 13 national parks in England and Wales.

It is the largest and expansive  area of open country in Southern England and attracts hundreds of walkers every year.

With its rugged terrain, rushing rivers, ancient woodland and historic bronze-age stone tors, there is much to discover on Dartmoor.

Other than its expansive landscape, Dartmoor is home to a number of picturesque bustling market towns with independent stores, restaurants and cafes.

The national park also contains various types of accommodation, from small guest houses and hidden camping sites to country house hotels nestled between rolling Dartmoor hills.

Dartmoor Towns

Tavistock is a market town situated on the River Tavy.

The town is rich in history which can be seen from the stunning stone architecture.

It was also the birth place of Sir Francis Drake.

The town boasts a number of independent stores and quaint cafes situated by the riverside.

Weekly farmers’ markets are held in Tavistock and the town is also famous for holding the annual Goose Fair which dates back as far as the 12th Century.

Widecombe in the Moor

Widecombe in the Moor is a small Dartmoor village which lies within the beautiful valley of the East Webburn River.

The village is famous for its annual fair which is held in September, which gave rise to the well-known folk song ‘Widecombe Fair’.

The village church has recently undergone some well-needed restoration and is known as ‘The Cathedral of the Moor’ as it is such a large and splendid church for a small village.

Dartmoor Activities

Dartmoor’s beautiful landscape can be explored on foot, horseback on by bike.

There are various walking routes you can do across Dartmoor.

Whether you wish to go it alone or take a guided tour with one of the many walking companies such as Dartmoor Nature Tours.

The Two Moors walking is a long distance trek which takes you from Ivybridge.

The southerly edge of Dartmoor up to Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor, stretching 102 miles, making an ideal week’s walk.

Other activities which can be experienced in Dartmoor include canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, letterboxing, fishing, horse riding and much more.

Dartmoor Attractions

Dartmoor is home to a number of attractions, from historical to natural attractions.

Becky Falls was voted Top Beauty Spot in Devon in 2007 and is situated in the heart of the Dartmoor countryside near Bovey Tracey.

See waterfalls and a 60 acre ancient woodland estate with river walks, nature trails, a tea room, gift shop and restaurant.

Castle Drogo is a National Trust property and was the last castle to be built in England.

Situated above the Teign Gorge, Castle Drogo experiences some dramatic views across Dartmoor.

Family attractions which are situated near to Dartmoor include Pennywell Farm which offers something for all the family.

Dartmoor Prison Museum in Princetown or Woodlands Leisure Park near Dartmouth.

Alternatively, the South Devon coast is situated just a short drive away and boasts beautiful safe sandy beaches.

There is much to see in Dartmoor, from the bustling market towns, diverse landscape and abundance of attractions. Stay in one of the many guest houses and Dartmoor Hotels.

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