Discover places to stay in and around Chagford in Dartmoor National Park. Great for one of the UK's most popular attractions, Castle Drogo and Gardens, and the sublime Teign Gorge.
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Chagford, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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National Park: Dartmoor
Towns: Moretonhampstead, Okehampton, North Bovey, Drewsteignton, Belstone, South Zeal, Postbridge, Manaton, Dunsford, Gidleigh

Gateway town to Dartmoor National Park
In the shadow of Meldon Hill and a gateway town to the high moors of Dartmoor National Park, Chagford's a short distance from the National Trust's Castle Drogo and Gardens and the extraordinary Teign Gorge. Owing to its status as an administrative centre of a tin mining region, Chagford is referred to as a 'Stannary Town'.

The town itself is well-heeled and slightly boho. Whilst we'd argue that it's pushing it to refer to Chagford, as some do, as 'Chelsea-in-the-Moor', there's undeniably a lot of wealth in the area. Note that one of England's top hotels, Gidleigh Park, is just up the road.

There are lots of pubs and shops, a high quality restaurant and impressive buildings to enjoy but, in our opinion, Chagford's strength is its setting. Climb Meldon Hill and you'll be treated to one of Dartmoor's best views. On the horizon, you'll see Exmoor National Park. The only two mountains in the south of England, High Willhays and Yes Tor, are to the west.

Alternatively, follow the River Teign towards Castle Drogo and Gardens and you'll find yourself in the Teign Gorge. The gorge offers some of Devon's best walking and we'd recommend joining either the Dartmoor Way or Two Moors Way here.

Local attractions
In addition to Castle Drogo and Gardens and the Teign Gorge, major local attractions include The Miniature Pony Centre and Becky Falls Woodland Park, Canonteign Falls and the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. To the west of Chagford, visit Okehampton Castle and the Museum of Dartmoor Life. Beyond those, we'd recommend Lydford Castle and Lydford Gorge and Waterfall.

Again, we think Chagford's strength is its setting and the same applies for the wider local area. If you're heading to this part of the world, you must stride out onto the moors and experience Dartmoor's many sublime wooded valleys and cleaves.

Exploring further afield
Chagford's very close to the A30 which is the major road running down into Cornwall. We regaularly head out to the North Cornwall coast from the Chagford area and the journey takes about an hour.


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Chagford The Globe Inn, Devon

Located in Chagford, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

PictureTheUK helps people discover places to visit and things to do in the UK. We list pubs and inns based on their location and proximity to visitor attractions. The Globe Inn is in a great spot in the centre of Chagfor...

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Chagford The Church of St Michael the Archangel, Devon

Located in Chagford, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Church in the centre of Chagford dating from the thirteenth century. We'd recommend buying the 'Short History and Guide' to St Michael the Archangel Church. This was on sale by the north west door when we visited. It's a...

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Nattadon Common, Devon

Located in Chagford, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Nattadon Common is high ground above Chagford in the northern section of Dartmoor National Park. Meldon Hill and Meldon Common are to its south west. Week Down is to the east. We'd recommend walking to the top of Nattado...

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The Globe Inn, Chagford
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 90 - 100 Per Night

Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, the Globe Inn is rich in original character and traditional charm, with open fires, home-cooked food, good wines and real ales...

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22 Mill Street Restaurant With Rooms, Chagford
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 9; Rates: 69 - 129 Per Night

Nestling in the foothills of Dartmoor National Park, this refined property is beautifully located in a peaceful position off Chagforda s High Street, with far reaching views up to the North East Side of the moor...

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Bovey Castle Aerial View
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Approximately 2.3 miles away.

Total Rooms: 65; Rates: 125 - 295 Per Night

In 400 acres of immaculately kept grounds, surrounded by the dramatic natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, this exclusive 5-star hotel, spa and sporting estate offers an unparalleled lifestyle experience...

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