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Things to do in Dartmouth!

If you are staying with us, in one of our Riverside apartments, you will know there is a lot to be said for sitting on your balcony watching the world (and the river) drift by.  It really is a very pleasant way to while away your relaxing break, maybe with a cold glass of wine in hand…

If you are staying with us, you will know the Holland Group have 2 fabulous restaurants for you to choose from, whether you fancy some superb seafood in Platform 1, or want to treat yourself to some fine dining in The Angel with Head Chef Elly Wentworth.  In fact, Dartmouth is full of amazing places to eat and drink.

But for when you aren’t eating, and maybe for the more active among you, there is so much to see and do in Dartmouth.

A circular walk from Dartmouth along the coastal path to Little Dartmouth and back is a very lovely way to spend your morning or afternoon. Walk along Newcomen Rd and South Town to reach 16th century Dartmouth Castle.  You can either enjoy a pitstop here at Dartmouth Castle Tea Rooms, and admire one of the most beautifully located fortresses in England, or continue walking!  Follow the coastal path down through Sugary Cove, up and around the headland to Little Dartmouth passing through what can only be described as breath-taking scenery.  Just follow signs and head back into town on a slightly shorter return leg!

Dog friendly, the (fairly tough in parts) walk takes about 2-3 hours depending on how speedy you are and how many photographs you take!

For the water babies among you, why not try your hand at Paddle boarding?  It can be a great fun and relaxing way to spend time with loved ones.  The Paddle Shack in Dartmouth offer lessons, trips and private parties, all in and around the beautiful River Dart.  You can even paddle to the pub! Find out more here


If you enjoy the experience, you can buy paddle boards at Holland Leisure, our shoe and outdoor leisure shop, located in Dartmouth under our ‘Riverside’ apartments.

Dartmouth has its very own theatre and cinema, The Flavel Arts Centre, which screens some fantastic live screening performances year-round from the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House, as well as new film screenings every week.  COVID restrictions are affecting live performances at the moment, but there is always something to see and do at the Flavel, which also houses the library.  Perfect for a date film night!

Lastly, on a rainy day, you could book into Dartmouth Escape Rooms…a brilliant concept, fun for all the family and one ideally suited for inclement weather. Challenging, but not impossible, you will put together the clues in order to escape! Visit to book.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dartside Holidays in Dartmouth soon, and please feel free to ask any of our staff for advice on what to do whilst you are here!

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