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Dartmoor Scenic Tours

Paignton, United Kingdom
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About Dartmoor Scenic Tours
Private, chauffeured tour of Dartmoor. Pick up and drop off from your hotel, Visit some of the best sites on Dartmoor. Tours last all day.
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Dartmoor Scenic Tours
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TheTimidTater wrote a review Sep 2019
Plympton, United Kingdom167 contributions36 helpful votes
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Lionel was amazing! I have lived by the moors all my life and he still was able to keep me interested, engaged and had a lot of history and facts I never knew about. My partner was from Portugal and fell totally in love with Dartmoor, Lionel was able to show him the best bits and answer every question he had. The tour did involve quite a bit of walking, but Lionel tailored it for our needs and he's brilliant at working with you to make sure you get exactly what you want from his package. It was a memorable day full of photos and facts, I can't recommend Dartmoor Scenic Tours enough.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Nicole wrote a review Aug 2019
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Fantastic trip, we really enjoyed it even though it rained in the afternoon. Saw some beautiful places. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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mutguy wrote a review Jun 2019
Singapore, Singapore155 contributions31 helpful votes
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Thoughtful and kind. Two words which I would use to describe Lionel. I knew we were in good hands when he replied to my emailed queries with responses which reflected his local knowledge and consideration for our young children. We were very appreciative of his watchful eyes over our young ones especially over the tors - deftly lifting them over gaps which they could not handle by themselves, and walking ahead with them. Also pointing out interesting and funny things along the way (the little message boxes on the tors which my kids had fun writing in, and the words on the septic truck!). It is a full day tour and we got to see a good number of sites and places. Much depends on how much time you have. We thoroughly enjoyed the rugged beauty of the national park. His Mitsubishi Shogun was very clean and comfortable. His driving skills were very good. Car seats for children were provided. I would highly recommend Lionel to anyone wanting a tour of Dartmoor National Park. 
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Lionel U, Owner at Dartmoor Scenic Tours
Responded 23 Jun 2019
Hello Derek, Thank you for your kind review. I’m glad you all enjoyed your day out on the moor. I enjoyed your company and I especially enjoyed your children singing on the way home. Lionel.
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Ann G wrote a review Mar 2018
Hereford, Arizona26 contributions8 helpful votes
To say my travel partner and I had a good experience with Lionel is an understatement. The experience started when I got a prompt, informative reply to my questions and has continued through today because I keep going back to memories of the day. We were picked up from our hotel right on time in an immaculate vehicle that was well driven. Lionel entertained us with history, tales and legends for the rest of the day as we visited tors, stone circles, churches and villages. He stopped for photos whenever we wished. Lionel is also somewhat of a magician because he provided us with a beautiful blue sky day sandwiched between some of the worst weather the UK has to offer. We took this tour on March 13. Enjoyable is an inadequate word. Next time I am bringing my husband....he will go nuts for the photography.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Lionel U, Owner at Dartmoor Scenic Tours
Responded 24 Mar 2018
Dear Ann, Thank you for your kind review. I always enjoy the moor and to spend a day in such good company as you and Mel makes it doubly enjoyable. I’m glad you liked the stories. I have always known Dartmoor to be a magical, mystical place and I am often up there of course but I hadn’t realised that enough of that magic had rubbed off on me to enable me to conjure up a day of blue skies and light winds just for you when we were having such a run of appalling weather. I wonder what else I might be able to magic up? Glad you enjoyed the day. Lionel.
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christinebarker28 wrote a review Jun 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom42 contributions35 helpful votes
I had read up about drives over Dartmoor I was looking for something to do with dad who can not walk far. We went from Paignton to the moor and then drive east to Tavistock inn. It was good but as usual a lot of the views are obscured by the high hedges. The inn we found the Tavistock inn was very good and dad enjoyed a drink before we set off home. You had to be aware for sheep and cows on the roads over the moor. Very enjoyable.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from Lionel U, Owner at Dartmoor Scenic Tours
Responded 16 Jun 2017
Hello Christine, Sorry but I think you have the wrong website. I don't recall taking either of you for a tour of Dartmoor. Sure there are many lanes with high hedges but there are many more roads with no hedges where the sheep, cattle and ponies roam free and the views are superb. I was up there yesterday and there were ponies and young foals everywhere. As you say, you have to be aware of the animals wandering freely but that is just one of the attractions on the moor. There are many other things to see as well. Kind regards, Lionel.
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