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The Dartmouth area is very beautiful. It is part of the South Hams region of Devon which in my view has some of the most stunning scenery in the UK.
There are no large towns in the South Hams, just small provincial towns and villages. Places worth visiting are Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Modbury and Ivybridge. The south Dartmoor area also lies within the South Hams and definately worth visiting.
The picture below when clicked on will show a panarama of Dartmouth from Kingswear. For more information about Dartmouth, use these links:
Woodlands is a great place for children of all ages. They have a petting Zoo here, also decent enclosure outside for animals such as deer.
There is an indoor adventure area, Childrens wild west village, Boat slides, Commando course ( I have done this, its on video & hysterical to watch! ) (~_~), lakes with bumper boats, and pedalos, Tobogan run, outdoor adventure centre, zip slides, Punch & Judy shows, falconry displays etc.....................................Lots to see & do!
I love Dartmouth, I visit very regularly & used to live in Kingswear the village on the opposite side of the river.
There is a great naval history here, with The Britannia Royal Naval College being set upon a hill over looking the town.
Dartmouth has quite an upmarket feel to it, with the streets being filled with art galleries, cafes, chandlers, antique shops etc.
The event of the year here is the excellent Dartmouth Royal Regatta, in August when town becomes full to bursting. There are various sailing & boat races, exhibitions, the fair comes to town, fireworks & the Red Arrows make an appearence.
Dartmouth dates back to the 14th century. The Pilgrim Fathers stopped off here to make repairs to The Speedwell, which was the sister ship to the Mayflower.
The Med maybe? No Its Kingswear!!