Dartmouth is in the South West of England and so the weather in the summer is walm and pleasant - occasionally wet. In the winter, mild and wet with occasional wintery weather (windy, stormy or even snow, but not very often!).
However if you want to find out for yourself and then to forcast the next few days, you could go and check the temperature and barometer on this instrument located at Bayard's Cove!!
The old fashioned market is located behind Foss Street and is resonably central in Dartmouth. Inside you'll find a variety of small shops selling various local goods.
Definately an experience to enjoy when wondering around Dartmouth.
More about the Old Market:
Dartmouth's attractive old market was built in 1828 on land reclaimed from the old mill pool. It was the place to which farmers brought their livestock and other produce to sell in exchange for goods made in the town or brought in by sea. Today the main open-air market is on Friday, with a smaller one on Tuesday. However, the square is fringed with shops overlooking the cobbled courtyard and these, together with the businesses in the central building, are open throughout the week. The whole area retains its 19th century charm and, once a year in December, in a link with the past there is a big fatstock sale of meat and poultry attended by many anxious for a bargain Christmas dinner. On market days the cobbled courtyard is covered with tables carrying garden produce, bric-a-brac, small antiques, clothes, and all sorts of bargains which attract hundreds of people and make these the busiest days of the week. More stalls are set up outside on what is a car park on other days. All in all, the bustle of market days and the specialist shops in the permanent buildings make this a place which both residents and visitors can enjoy at any time.
This old church is St Barnabus Emporium, officially a second hand book shop. It is more of a wonderful old junk shop.
If walking to Dartmouth Castle you will pass, St Barnabus. Pop in & have a look (~_~)
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!
Woodlands is open all year, only weekends during the winter.
Costs £8.00 to get in, free for children under 3. There is also a caravan site attached to the park, stay for longer than two nights & you get free entrance to Woodlands for the duration of your stay.
Follow the Kingsbridge road from Dartmouth, Its about 6 miles along this road
There is a pleasant walk from the Castle at the mouth of the River Dart in Little Dartmouth. Follow the footpath away from Dartmouth along the Coastline, This will take you over a bridge & eventually up a very steep hill to the Coastguard cottages. From here you start the return to the Dartmouth Castle.
As you can see from the photo you get quite close to the sea! Good walking boots needed, especially for the hill climb.
Outside the Old Market you may find a variety of extra stalls. On this day it was mostly antiques (or house clearance items), books and fruit & veg.