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Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park

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Address: Christow, Dartmoor National Park EX6 7RH, England
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This is a beautiful place, a manmade folly of a Victorian lady, Lady Susan Exmouth who was an amazing woman who created the waterfall to give work to ex silver miners, the falls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Msratty
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My brother, sister in law and I visited Canonteign Falls whilst exploring South Devon and were delighted by the spectacular views we had at the highest waterfall in the UK. Set in a beautiful part of the country this is certainly worth the trip to see this attraction. We climbed up to the top to see a fabulous view. Also... More 

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Thank Hazel C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to visit. It has fantastic views, fun fairy hunts, great natural environment and a very relaxing place to spend a few hours. To all the detractors who complain about "brambles on the path", "lack of Devonshire cream teas" and "£7.50 being a rip off" I would suggest you put things into perspective. This is a... More 

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Thank Jerry H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a family wedding here. Lovely setting in the old house and surrounding garden.They didn't really do much towards it though, we had to sort a lot out ourselves and everything seemed to add on to the bill. Moved on to nearby pub/restaurant/hotel for reception. Overall Canonteign is a good wedding venue for wedding service and photos and champagne.

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Thank 543Tomel
Lianne B, General Manager at Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, responded to this review

Hi there. I'm rather confused regarding your review. Although we do weddings at Canonteign Falls, we have yet to have a ceremony only here this year. They've all been with receptions. We also do not do weddings at the house or gardens, it is all down at the falls. I can only assume you mean another venue with a similar... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a nice setting. The river reign coming off Dartmoor and the lovely falls, pond, wildlife. We say lots of grey wagtails A well organised private attraction Is unspoilt. Looks as though Capability Brown has been at work but I don't think he did anything there We had a lovely day there in a very sheltered setting

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Thank mandehillier
Lianne B, General Manager at Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place, a manmade folly of a Victorian lady, Lady Susan Exmouth who was an amazing woman who created the waterfall to give work to ex silver miners, the falls are set in beautiful countryside and are mainly untouched, there is a rough path but make sure you wear really good shoes as it can be slippery... More 

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Thank Msratty
Lianne B, General Manager at Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful, picturesque place to visit. Well worth the climb to the top. Would have appreciated being warned about how steep it was but we made it and really pleased we did.

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Thank Middleditch62
Lianne B, General Manager at Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and made it to the top!! The view does make it worthwhile. More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners are doing a fantastic job of restoring the falls and surrounding estate to their victorian splendour, without detracting from the natural surroundings. The falls are stunning and it is well worth the effort to walk to the top, either via the 92 steps -which are uneven but not difficult to negotiate for the able-bodied - or the sloping... More 

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Thank Cookie W
Lianne B, General Manager at Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Maidstone, Kent
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to be fit as there are nearly 100 steps to the top. We had a picnic right at the very top with wonderful views across the valley and farm land

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Thank MartinUncle
Lianne B, General Manager at Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I'm so glad you got to the top and enjoyed the amazing views. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughters' wedding was held here in the barn. An exceptional rural attraction ideal for those who love the outdoors and an unusual event. The staff were more than helpful and made the preparation of the barn easy. The wedding went very well and we had a day to remember.

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Thank Barriep64
Lianne B, General Manager at Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It was a truly wonderful day and a great way to start our 2017 wedding season. More 

North Huish, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had visited Canonteign many years ago but it was part of an organised abseil event and so I saw a lake and a waterfall and thought that was it as we got whisked through the grounds and then left. I decided to visit again recently and was really surprised at how much there is here. There are several lakes... More 

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Thank andy2346
Lianne B, General Manager at Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. We are in the process of making 'at a glance' sheets for the café highlighting the options for, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan etc, so it is the perfect time to look into a few extra options, especially dessert! Maybe some vegan brownies... More 

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