Start Point Lighthouse
Take a tour of the striking Start Point Lighthouse which is situated on one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast. There is also a visitor centre situated at the lighthouse.
For over 600 years, Dartmouth Castle guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the port of Dartmouth and it is also one of the most beautifully located fortresses in England because of this. There is plenty to do at the castle including climbing to the top of the battlement for fantastic views of Dartmouth town, visiting the lower floor where the chain would have been stretched across the estuary, enjoying a home-made cream tea and taking a ferry ride to or from the castle which is perfect for wildlife spotting.
Greenway was the beloved family holiday home of author Agatha Christie. The house is set in the 1950s which is when Agatha and her family would spend summer and Christmases at the property with their friends. The family were avid collectors and the house is filled with archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver and books. The gardens surrounding the house drift down the hillside to the Dart estuary. The gardens are home to a peach house and vinery. Visitors can't visit the property without seeing the Boathouse which is the scene of the crime in Dean Man's Folly.
Berry Pomeroy Castle
The perfect ruin with a colourful history, Berry Pomeroy Castle is tucked away in a deep wooded valley. Within the 15th-century defences, looms the great Elizabethan mansion of the Seymours. Enlarged from around 1600, the mansion was intended to become the most spectacular house in Devon but was never completed. There is much to see such as defending the castle, the Elizabethan House, the Great Hall plus fabulous woodland walks.
Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
Slapton Ley beach and Nature Reserve are open daily with no fee for entry. Visitors can follow a trail or watch birds from a hide. It is a great day out for families and wildlife enthusiasts.
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