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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Holwell Quarries Hut, Devon


  • Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England
  • Holwell Tor is a scatter of granite on the western flank of Haytor Down as it dips to Becka Brook in Holwell Valley. There are quarries blasted from the north and west faces of the tor. During the blasting process, quarrymen sheltered in a granite hut. We refer to this as Holwell Quarries Hut
  • Given that Holwell Quarries Hut is a tiny structure in a giant landscape, we've positioned it on Google maps to help you find it. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its exact location
  • To visit, follow the granite tramway that runs across Haytor Down to Holwell Tor. At Holwell Tor, the tramway trends down the side of the moor to a series of quarries. Where the land falls away into Holwell Valley is the Holwell Quarries Hut. Use the images in the 'Photo Gallery' to see the hut in the landscape
  • By James Penman

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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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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 Granite Tramway, Devon

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

Less than a mile away.

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 buil...

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Ilsington Country House Hotel, Newton Abbot
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Approximately 2.0 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 2.4 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 2.4 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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