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“Dartmouth Castle Artillery Fort Dartmouth Castle is an artillery fort, built to protect Dartmouth harbour in Devon, England. The earliest parts of the castle date from the 1380s, when, in response to the threat of a French attack, the civic authorities created a small enclosure castle overlooking the mouth of the Dart estuary. This was intended to engage enemy ships with catapults and possibly early cannon, and incorporated the local chapel of Saint Petroc within its walls. At the end of the 15th century, the castle was expanded with an artillery tower and an iron chain which could be stretched across the harbour to a tower at Godmerock; this addition formed the oldest known purpose-built coast artillery fort in Britain. Further gun batteries were added during the French invasion scare of the 1540s.”
“Agatha Christie's Holiday home is a National Trust house and gardens. An excellent visit. Theoretically you need to book if you go by car. You can also take a river boat fro Dartmouth up the River Dart. Check out the National Trust Website.”
“This most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections. You can get an insight into 1920s life 'upstairs and downstairs' from the glamorous Saloon and the airy servants' rooms. In the RHS accredited garden viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley. Coleton Fishacre received a bronze award for large visitor attraction of the year at the 2014 Visit Devon Awards, as well as two silver awards at the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards.”
“Dartmouth has a history reaching back for centuries and this is a great little museum with some hands on activities for children - learn how to tie ships knots or put your parents into the stocks! ”
“Local foodie heaven with everything from breakfast to dinner and what a location, right by the river with the old fort at the end of the road which you can walk through and up to th upper road with great views across Dartmouth”
“One of my favourites. Not high on class, but with its nautical feel has great value pub grub and live music gigs in the evening. This place is buzzing around regatta time.”