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Top 10 Recommended Rainy Days Out in Princetown

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Rainy Days Out in Princetown
Those of us who photograph and research Dartmoor National Park for PictureTheUK have lived on the moors for decades. It rains. So, when holidaying in Princetown, it's best to have a few rainy day options up your sleave. Browse our 'Top 10 Recommended Rainy Days Out in and around Princetown' list for ideas. Some recommendations are on the moors. Others are a little further away. By James Penman.

High Moorland Visitor Centre

In recent years, the National Park Authority have done a lot of work on the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. Take time to enjoy the displays and videos. Great place.

Just up the road from Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, the museum tells the story of Dartmoor Prison. Again, take time to browse all the displays as there's a vast amount of information to absorb.

Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey is a National Trust property near Yelverton to the south west of Princetown. Once home to Sir Francis Drake, there's plenty to do and see.

Morwellham Quay, Devon

Morwellham Quay is part of the UNESCO Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. It's a fascinating place that's good to visit in rain or shine. Take a train into George and Charlotte Mine.

Cotehele House and Gardens, Cornwall

Another National Trust property located above the River Tamar in the Tamar Valley AONB to the west of Princetown.

Tavistock Pannier Market

Go shopping. Tavistock Pannier Market is a good place to start. You might also want to try Plymouth Drake Circus.

Museum of Dartmoor Life

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is a local museum on the edge of the moors in Okehampton. Exhibits guide you through millennia of life on the moors. Highly recommended. Also try Okehampton Castle.

National Marine Aquarium

We've been here on many occasions when the rain's been hammering down. It can get very busy but it's a great place to spend an afternoon.

Mayflower Visitor Centre

Across the way from Plymouth National Marine Aquarium, the Mayflower Visitor Centre is part of Plymouth Barbican.

Castle Drogo and Gardens, Devon

Our last choice is a National Trust property in the north east section of Dartmoor National Park. When you've finished, pop into Chagford for a bite to eat.