History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The castle was begun in 1388 and not finished until about 1403. Only one round tower survives, with a section of wall and a deep moat. Exhibitions on the site trace the history of the castle.
Dartmouth Castle, which is now in the care of English Heritage, can be reached by a pedestrian-only ferry from the town between Easter and the end of October. Aside from its historical interest, it is popular as a picnic spot.
For more images of the castle site, see our Dartmouth Castle Photo Gallery
Address: Castle Road, Dartmouth, Devon, England, TQ6 0JN
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: 1 m SE Dartmouth, off B3205
Phone: 01803 833 588
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
Photo Credit: Joanne Davies, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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