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Dartington Hall Estate and Gardens

Elmhirst Centre | The Dartington Hall Trust, Dartington, Totnes, England
+44 1803 847000
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Don't miss the opportunity to walk down to the shops!

The walk down to the shops was glorious but would not suit people with mobility problems. We did it... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
Culture at its Best

I had a great time here during a literary conference last year and was enthralled to be learning in... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Michael T
Cedar City, Utah
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The Dartington Hall estate is a 1200 acre mix of farmland, woodland, commercial spaces and residential accommodation. It is home to 25 acres of Grade 2* listed gardens, which are open year round from dawn till dusk. With a rich sense of history and a host of delightful features – from a new bridge by artist Peter Randall Page to a sculpture by Henry Moore to 500 year old Spanish Chestnut trees – the gardens at Dartington are worth exploring all year round. The Dartington Hall Estate also houses 41 listed structures. Public access to some buildings may not be available but any that have received funding for restoration are accessible when possible, and many buildings can be visited if participating in an event.
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Elmhirst Centre | The Dartington Hall Trust, Dartington, Totnes, England
+44 1803 847000
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The walk down to the shops was glorious but would not suit people with mobility problems. We did it on a still, golden September afternoon. We explored the sublime gardens after breakfast the next day and absolutely loved them. (On arrival at reception you are...More

Thank arteelady
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I had a great time here during a literary conference last year and was enthralled to be learning in a true Medieval Hall. The Jousting Grounds were a treat as well as the sumptuous gardens and manicured grounds. I plan to book a trip here...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Beautiful building...comfortable big bed...perfect en suite with added free toiletries which were lovely...tv in your room along with mini shortbread biscuits and selection of drinks. Breakfast selection and quality was excellent, attentive friendly staff. Walks around the hall beautiful...an excellent enjoyable stay.

Thank ch3rry2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I love Dartington Hall Gardens, they are free to visit and there are lovely quirky little areas as well as superb 20th Century sculpture i.e. a Henry Moore. No matter which season, there's always something to admire. Also facilities to eat and drink. If you're...More

Thank Ann371
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely shops within walking distance of totnes. A 5 mile leisurely walk but well worth it. Can get bus outside if you don't fancy walk back

Thank gill B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place Dartington, peaceful and welcoming. And yet lots to do. We love the barn cinema. It's quite unique. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank stephenfox2017
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This used to be a local venue for me which I visited weekly for many years. The gardens are beautifully kept, though they are a constant work in progress, they never appear to be in need of attention. The new team in charge of caring...More

Thank Bbpeg
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Dartington is truly a unique place. It's not just the architecture and the gardens which are both tremendous, it's the history of the place and especially in the 20th century which had such a wide influence on the life of the nation. We were here...More

Thank RevdIain
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Spell bound classical concert - Schubert and Liszt Thank you Part of annual Dartington SummerSchool and Festival

Thank DrewinLeeds
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had seen an advert on the visit Devon website about a cinema called the barn at Dartington Hall which was showing Despicable Me 3. We booked the tickets over the phone collected them at the box office. Lovely venue in an old converted barn...More

Thank Chris M
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Teresa V
26 March 2017|
Response from ESVincent | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed dogs are welcome in the cider press under normal protection ie with leads
emma m
4 March 2017|
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Response from The Dartington ... T | Property representative |
Hi, we don't actually allow dogs in the core gardens themselves (ie the central area behind the Hall). However we absolutely want dog walkers to be able to enjoy Dartington so there are three allocated fields where dogs can... More
14 January 2015|
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Response from DevonshireDumpling2 | Reviewed this property |
This is taken from the Dartington Hall website: The nearest rail station is at Totnes (on the main London Paddington – Penzance line), approximately 1½ miles from Dartington Hall (approx. 35 min walk/10 min taxi ride... More