Five things to do near Chagford

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While we’ve been in lockdown, we’ve had time to look more closely at what’s on our doorstep. The Three Crowns is blessed has a very beautiful doorstep, being set within the Dartmoor National Park, so walking has been a top option! There are lots of other attractions around and, lockdown permitting, we hope they’ll be up and running again this summer…

  1. Take a hike

Chagford nestles between Meldon, Week Down and is close to various other hills and tors. It is also close to the River Teign and there are many beautiful stretches of river that offer easy walking options, while some of the moorland walks require a bit more effort! To help you make the most of your visit and explore this beautiful area, we have also produced our own leaflet featuring a range of circular walks of varying length and difficulty, starting right from the front door!

  1. Meet the ancestors

There’s an abundance of archaeology on Dartmoor, from standing stones to abandoned mines, ancient settlements and granite quarries. There’s lots of information online and suggestions of where to go exploring. The National Park Visitor Centre at Princetown – once home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as he wrote the Hound of the Baskervilles – it now hosts a variety of exhibitions and displays and is well worth a visit. (13 Miles)

  1. Motor Museum

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum is a fantastic nostalgia trip – not just for motor enthusiasts. The museum has lots of ‘automobilia’ and items that will remind you of your youth or, if you’re a young blade, your parents’ or grandparents’! (4.5 miles away).

  1. Castle Drogo

The last castle to be built in England, Castle Drogo a National Trust gem. It’s just at the end of a huge repair and restoration project and well worth a visit. (3.5 miles away)

  1. Stone Lane Gardens

An enchanting 5-acre woodland gardens on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, Stone Lane Gardens is famous for a National Collection of Birch and Alder trees and annual sculpture exhibition. Peace and tranquillity guaranteed! (2.5 miles away)



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