Dartmouth, England

Dartmouth is a town in Devon in the south-west of England. It is a major tourist destination set on the banks of the estuary of the River Dart. Devon has two separate coastlines: to the south, on the English Channel and to the north, on the Irish Sea and Bristol Channel. These are studded with resort towns, harbours and surfing beaches.

For over 900 years, sailors have set out all over the world from this ancient harbour, including the Pilgrim Fathers on their way to the New World. Today, bistros, restaurants, boutiques and specialist shops line the narrow streets with their long flights of winding steps and intriguing medieval buildings.

No visit to Dartmouth is complete without a boat trip on the River Dart, whose wooded banks have provided the tropical setting of many a movie scene. For those more energetic, there are also walks of varying distance, visits to National Trust gardens, golf and sea angling - or one can just laze on the beaches, most of which are only a short bus or steam train ride away.

Things to See & Do

* Dartmouth Castle
* Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway
* Dart Valley Trail
* Dartmouth Museum
* Britannia Royal Naval College

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 160.1 km²
Population – 6,600
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The port is located in Dartmouth Harbour which is situated in central Dartmouth.

Transport Links – Dartmouth is accessible by rail and coach from all over England. Exeter International Airport offers domestic and international flights to Amsterdam and Paris. Plymouth city airport also offers domestic flights to and from destinations in England.