Chagford gateway to Dartmoor

on the Moor's eastern slopes high above the River Teign valley.

The Tarka Trail | Walks | Ashburton | Widecombe | Walking in Dartmoor | Dartmoor | Chagford | Okehampton | Tavistock | Cycling in Devon

chagford-bridge market-house Chagford one of Devon's four Stannary towns, where tin was taken to be assayed and stamped before being sold. The octagonal Market House with its fine slate roof. Many houses and buildings of Dartmoor granite, some still thatched. The town's narrow streets a delight to explore. Lots of shops- offering goods ranging from a mesmerising selection of cheeses and mouth watering ice in the Dairy, to craft shops and galleries, not forgetting the old fashioned service of Webbers hardware store and next door of James Bowden & Son both of whom offer a wide selection of outdoor goods and gifts.

archangel square  st-micheal nave-church

Parish church of St Michael the Archangel with carved wooden bosses in the roof. See the last resting place of Mary Whiddon whom legend says was shot, by a jilted lover, whilst standing at the church steps following her wedding ceremony.

Chagford Inns and Restaurants. The thatched Three Crowns Hotel in the High St opposite the church, dating from the 13th century oak beams and open fireplaces. Further along the High St is the Globe Inn. For mouth watering cuisine sample the delights of "22 Mill Street", in the same street is the Bullers Arms. Ring O Bells dating from the 15th century right in the Square. A short drive out of town are Northmore Arms Throwleigh, and the White Horse Inn. Sandy Park Inn a mile out of town, a thatched 17th century Inn, noted for its excellent menu and high standard of service.

devon-cottage holiday-harvest west-devon

Gidleigh Park Hotel Mill End Hotel

Around and about Chagford

drewe-arms Around and about Chagford Drewsteignton- Drewe Arms, a more picture box setting one could not find, on the northern side of the village square. Thatched cottages complete the chocolate box lid scene.

View Larger Map

fingal-bridge Fingal Bridge, a popular beauty spot, the bridge itself is an old packhorse bridge crossing the Teign, where the river rushes down through a steeply wooded valley. The Anglers Rest pub a lovely spot for a drink and bite to eat. Sit outside and watch the river swirl by. Take a walk along the river through the National Trust Castle Drogo Estate. The river is an important spawning grounds for Salmon. Maybe you will be lucky in autumn and see this king of fish leaping over Drewe's Weir.

castle drogo Explore nearby Castle Drogo the last castle built in England. Devon towns such as Moretonhampstead, villages such as Widecombe famous for its fair held on the second Tuesday in September. Visit the Dartmoor Miniature Pony Centre.

Look at our High Resolution Picture Show

Accommodation Devon | Camping, Touring and Holiday Parks | Hotels and Country Houses | Self Catering and Holiday Cottages | Bed and Breakfast and Guesthouses

Home | Towns and Villages | Dartmoor | Beach Guide | Coast | Getting Here | Accommodation | Walking | Places to Visit | Castles | Gardens | National Trust | Just Pictures | Map | Cornwall | Contact Us

If you've not visited our site before please visit our Welcome page
Beautiful Devon A Travel Guide with Beautiful Pictures

© Copyright Cornishlight 1998-2015
Updated 2006 Cornishlight