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Lydford, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide
National Park: Dartmoor
AONB: Tamar Valley
Small, attraction-packed village on the western fringe of Dartmoor National Park
We recommend visiting for the National Trustís Lydford Gorge and Waterfall
alone. Thereís a wonderful circular walk that follows the heavily wooded flank of the gorge before descending to the River Lyd and the bottom of the highest natural waterfall in South West England
(see Canonteign Falls
for a higher, in parts man-made, waterfall).
The village is also home to the 'notorious medieval prison' Lydford Castle
. Once described as 'one of the most hanious, contagious and detestable places in the realm', the castle is next to Lydford St Petroc's Church
. Okehampton Castle
and the Museum of Dartmoor Life
are in Okehampton
to the north east.
Pubs, walking and cycling
Stop off at the pub if you're on the West Devon Way
or Granite Way
high moors are to the east. Check out our 'Top 10 Tors' for recommendations.
Last, take some time to explore the Tamar Valley AONB
. It's exceptionally beautiful and is home to some cracking attractions.
Top 10 Recommendations
Selected from the best Tors in Lydford we've listed our top 10.
Approximately 2.6 miles away.
Total Rooms: 13; Rates: £65 - £125 Per Night
Set amongst 8 acres of beautiful grounds within Dartmoor National Park, this impressive Victorian country house offers 4-star accommodation and a superb restaurant Lydford Castle is close by...
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Approximately 3.1 miles away.
Total Rooms: 9; Rates: £58 - £140 Per Night
Well linked to the M5, this 15th-century manor house stands in 4 acres of gardens, with glorious countryside views and a rich history Collaven Manor is in the North West of Dartmoor...
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