Find places to stay around South Zeal in the north of Dartmoor National Park. A great location from which to explore the National Park's high moorland as well as some of the South West's and England's top attractions.
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South Zeal, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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National Park: Dartmoor
Towns/Villages: Belstone, Okehampton, Chagford

North Dartmoor
Beautiful village on the northern fringe of Dartmoor and a great base for the high moors and mountains of the Park as well as its many stunning wooded 'cleaves' or valleys.

Moors and mountains
Located to the north east of Cosdon Beacon and Hill, South Zeal is close to southern England's only two mountains, Yes Tor and High Willhays. There's a super, long, walk taking in Cosdon Beacon and Hill, Steeperton Tor, Oke Tor and Belstone Tor and Common. For something a little more gentle but equally spectacular, head into one of the Park's many 'cleaves'.

Wooded cleaves
To the west of South Zeal is Belstone Cleave, a stunning wooded valley through which runs both the Dartmoor Way and Tarka Trail. Belstone is a neighbouring, and equally beautiful, moorland village.

If these wooded valleys are your thing, we'd recommend trying the Teign Gorge and Lydford Gorge and Waterfall. The latter is a National Trust property with the highest natural waterfall in South West England. The gorge walk there is both memorable and noisey.

Top attractions
In addition to Lydford Gorge and Waterfall, the National Trust has numerous other properties local to South Zeal. Castle Drogo and Gardens is one of the UK's most popular attractions, Finch Foundry is the last water-powered forge in England.

In nearby Okehampton, you'll find the English Heritage Okehampton Castle. In the same town is the impressive Museum of Dartmoor Life.


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Finch Foundry, Devon

Located in Okehampton, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The last water-powered forge in England, Finch Foundry is a National Trust property towards the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park. There's plenty of parking and a small cafe behind the attraction. Drive through...

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The Trafalgar Way

Located in England

Less than a mile away.

The Trafalgar Way is a long distance route running between Falmouth and London. It follows the path taken by those transporting messages from the Cornish coast to the capital after the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. We cam...

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Old Stable Cottage
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Approximately 2.5 miles away.

Rates: 360 - 717 Per Week

This stunning conversion of a Grade II listed barn on the northern fringes of Dartmoor National Park offers the ideal location for enjoying the area's famously marvellous landscape for walking riding tor climbing and...

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Approximately 2.8 miles away.

Rates: 19 - 55 Per Night

At Travelodge, we provide the essentials for a comfortable night's sleep whether you're on the road for business, enjoying a city break with friends or family or you just need a bed for the night....

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22 Mill Street Restaurant With Rooms, Chagford
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Approximately 4.8 miles 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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