Choose from a range of places to stay, including Ilsington Country House Hotel, near Haytor Vale. Perfect location to explore the east of Dartmoor National Park including Haytor Rocks and Widecombe in the Moor.
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Haytor Down Granite Tramways, Devon


  • Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England
  • In addition to its extreme natural beauty, the area around Haytor Rocks in the east of Dartmoor National Park is also historically fascinating
  • The location of former quarries, granite rock from the area was used to build London Bridge
  • The remains of the tramway that formed part of the quarry system can still be walked
  • We'd also recommend you read our Templer Way listing. This modern footpath follows the route of the tramway as it heads down to Stover and the Teignmouth coast beyond
  • By James Penman

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Holwell Quarries, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Explore Haytor Down and you'll come across granite tramways. These were used to transport granite from the moors down to the Devon coast where it was then shipped to destinations such as London. Clearly, the granite need...

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Haytor Quarries, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

By Haytor Rocks in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, these quarries supplied the granite from which London Bridge was made. A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the quarries were worked from 1820 fo...

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Holwell Tor, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

As pointed out in our Haytor Rocks listing, the area around Haytor Vale and the B3387 in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park is exceedingly popular. One way to explore the beauty of this area without excessive...

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Ilsington Country House Hotel, Newton Abbot
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Approximately 1.7 miles away.

Total Rooms: 25; Rates: 95 - 140 Per Night

Nestled amid 10 acres of private grounds, on the southern slopes of Dartmoor National Park, this family-run hotel provides the ideal base from which to explore the natural beauty of South Devon...

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Silver Wood Barn
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Approximately 2.0 miles away.

Rates: 505 - 1,034 Per Week

Set in a pretty moorland village 2 miles from Haytor Rock this imaginatively converted ancient stone barn offers very comfortable spacious accommodation. Enjoying stunning views over an unspoilt valley it is only 3 minut...

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The Old Stables
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Approximately 2.1 miles away.

Rates: 708 - 1,672 Per Week

This superb barn conversion boasts stunning countryside views a secluded patio (pictured) for alfresco dining and a large garden as well an ideal holiday location adjoining another property in a delightful moorland villa...

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