Dartmouth Factsheet

Where is Dartmouth?

Dartmouth is a historic waterfront market town, set on the west bank of the River Dart.

Dartmouth is in the English County of Devon, which is in the South West corner of the UK.

Where to park in Dartmouth?

There is parking for Dartmouth at Mayors Avenue Car Park. The postcode for Mayors Avenue Car Park is TQ6 9NF. You will find current charges here Dartmouth Car Parks – South Hams District Council. It also includes other parking in Dartmouth. This is a pay and display car park. I dislike having to predetermine how long I plan to stay somewhere.

Why did we choose the Dartmouth Park and Ride?

  • Cheaper
  • A better chance of getting a parking space
  • Toilets in the car park
  • On site Supermarkets in case we wanted to grab some bits to take back to our lodge.
  • Not having to predetermine how long we wanted to stay in Dartmouth.
  • The postcode is TQ6 0JL
  • All day tickets code £5.00 and covers up to 6 people.
  • Dogs can travel on the park and ride bus.
  • For our visit during September 2021 there was a bus every 20 minutes.
  • The service runs from 8am (9.30am Sundays) until 7pm (after this time you can use the Stagecoach South West Bus, that gets you close to the Park and Ride)
  • Dartmouth Park and Ride – South Hams District Council

What is there to do and see in Dartmouth?

This is an area of outstanding beauty

Paddle Steamer

Dartmouth Castle

Gallants Bower

  • A medieval fort built between 1642 and 1651 – during the English Civil War
  • Ruins found on the Little Dartmouth circular walk
  • Gallants Bower | National Trust

St Petrox Church

Dartmouth Museum

Boat Trips

Dartmouth Steam Railway

Britannia Royal Naval College

Castle Ferry

Lower Ferry

  • The last remaining tug and float ferry.
  • A vehicle and passenger ferry

Higher Ferry

Bayards Cove Fort

Dartmouth Gin

Children’s play areas

Coronation Park

Enjoy a walk along the coast

River Dart

Dartmouth Town with an abundance of pretty houses, narrow streets, independent shops and many food and drink outlets.

Dartmouth market

  • Off Victoria Road
  • Food and drink outlets
  • Public Toilets
  • A wide variety market stalls
  • In high season it is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • The on site shops are open Monday to Saturday
  • It was build in 1828
  • The Old Market | Dartmouth Town Council

Dartmouth Harbour

Dartmouth Grey Seals and Dart Salmon

Dartmouth Park and Ride open top bus

On the day we visited there was a small cruise ship anchored on The River Dart.

What is close to Dartmouth?





  • Factsheet and video on Looe is coming soon

Where to stay near Dartmouth?

We stayed in the following accommodation which is not far to drive for Dartmouth.

Southern Halt Lodges

Travelodge Torquay

Can you get discounts for activities in Dartmouth?

It is always worth checking if there are vouchers or cashback available for activities you might want to do during your trip.

Tesco Clubcard deals

If you are new to Tesco Clubcard deals, I have written an article to help you. I use my vouchers for a mixture of hotel stays and Hoseason Holiday discounts. How your grocery shopping can help pay for your travels! – Ears and Ideas


As above if you are new to Quidco, I have written an article. But basically, if you are a member (free and paid memberships) just by going through their site you can get cashback. I have received almost £500 from the past few years. Save Money On Your Next Trip – Ears and Ideas


The final one I would suggest you check out is TopCashBack, again I have written an article if you’re a new to this site, it works in the same way as Quidco. Want to get your next trip cheaper? – Ears and Ideas

It is also worth checking if there are vouchers or cashback available for accomodation you might want to do during your trip.

Here at Ears and Ideas the website has many Factsheets, this includes UK destinations, UK accommodations, Disney Cruises, Disney Videos, UK days out, with many more planned for the future.

Our YouTube channel provides videos that work alongside all of the above, plus many car journeys

All information was correct and links were active when the post was written in February 2022


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