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  • Lynne A
    17 contributions
    Just beautiful! Friendly staff. House and gardens perfectly laid out. Glorious visit, can't wait to visit again
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Dean Smith
    4 contributions
    stunning, trip with wife went well. Great steam ride to get there and town is very nice. Worth the visit
    Written 15 October 2021
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  • Morgan C
    1 contribution
    We camped at woodlands for 4 days and the campsite was lovely, the facilities were maintained and cleaned regularly, and we had plenty of room on our pitch.The theme park isn't the biggest you've seen but does have plenty of rides and attractions for the children, all the rides are free. If you want lunch or tea at the site all you have to do is walk down to the theme park which is only 5-10 minutes away, and get a takeaway. there are water coasters and slides at the theme park which are really fun you don't need your swim stuff because you don't get really wet because you are in rafts but you will need a extra pair of shoes and trousers! Friendly staff which are very helpful and there is a convenience store on site.Also want to mention a park ranger who was in charge of the vertigo ride , he was called james, a very nice man who always gave us a good ride he was always smiling and in a good mood, he even offered my friend have a 1 drop ride to see if he liked it because there was no one queuing, he encouraged him and gave him confidence and my friend got on and he loved it, so big thanks to james and a overall very fun holiday.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Modigli
    Dorset, England456 contributions
    What a splendid fortification, protecting the mouth of the River Dart! Cannons-a-plenty and plentiful narrative as you make your way around the different parts of the castle.
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • Ann B
    Torquay, UK3 contributions
    Lovely calm location away from the crowds. Nice to be between the sea and trees not much concrete. Possibly less people partly down to the cost of parking and restaurant prices. Takeaway burger & fries x3 and can drink £45 bit pricey but nice.
    Written 17 October 2021
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  • Mark D
    South Milton, UK18 contributions
    What a fantastic little gem tucked away near Dartmouth. Lovely unspoilt place - Visited gardens and found a fantastic layout of grass pathways through woods and open areas that were full of colour. Fantastic array of colours and plants. Well worth a visit and spending 2 to 3 hours wondering around. Would recommend taking something to drink and eat as there are plenty of little places to stop and sit down and take in the views. - There is also a great selection of plants to view and buy in the plant centre which were great value. Definitely worth a visit and we will be back again to visit with our family.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • shane😁😁
    Northamptonshire, UK12,307 contributions
    The harbour is as stunning as I have ever seen and in my opinion the town is the most attractive alongside Salcombe in Devon.
    We had a wonder around earlier today and particularly enjoyed the little back street shops too.
    There are boat trips also available.
    Visited 6th Apr 2022.
    Written 5 April 2022
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  • CockneyBrum
    Worcestershire, UK2,713 contributions
    Took this ferry to get to the NT's Coleton Fishacre. Definitely a big time and petrol saver, as not taking the ferry would have taken us almost an hour to get there, compared to about 15 minutes taking the ferry. Service was friendly and they took contactless. We boarded straight away with no waiting. It's a much smaller ferry than the one at Higher Ferry, so you do feel every wave. Also, because you are closer to the water, the views I think are better than the other ferry service (especially out to Dartmouth Castle). I felt like my car had turned into James Bond's Lotus Esprit when it was crossing!
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • CockneyBrum
    Worcestershire, UK2,713 contributions
    This is a great local museum with the loveliest staff you could ever wish to meet.

    The model of the Mayflower ship and the story of the pilgrims in the top floor room is excellent.

    You don't need very long here, but it is very good value for money with some fascinating exhibits.

    We loved our time in Dartmouth and the locals should be rightly proud of both their town and museum.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • SusanCNewbury
    Newbury, UK5 contributions
    An absolute must do! It feels like the family are expected back any minute. So much is left in place by Agatha's family and the guides are very knowledgeable and ready to answer questions.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Magicwizard
    11 contributions
    A great way to travel to Greenway, much better than driving the narrow lanes.

    Boat was clean and the crew friendly.

    We bought our ticket from the kiosk opposite Boots. A lovely friendly chap sorted our tickets.

    The boat trip really added to a wonderful day visiting Agatha Christie’s Greenway.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • shropshirenick
    Shrewsbury, UK18,470 contributions
    This is a lovely small park in Dartmouth town centre. It is well cared for and a lovely spot to sit and relax.
    Written 3 November 2021
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  • CockneyBrum
    Worcestershire, UK2,713 contributions
    The author Bill Bryson once said that we're so lucky in Britain to be literally tripping over old, historic places. This stunning church is certainly no exception. Like other reviewers, we just chanced upon it.

    The medieval door itself is worth seeing with your own eyes. It's astonishing to think how many people must have gone through that same door over the years.

    We also lucked out during our visit that the church organ was being played for a service later that morning for the people of Ukraine, so it was extremely emotional to be wandering around this magnificent old church whilst music was playing.

    I particularly enjoyed the story about how the church came to be. In a nutshell, the town's folk couldn't be bothered to walk up the hill to the existing parish church, as it was high up on a hill, so they built this one instead with dubious permission from King Edward I.

    It's definitely a must-do if in the area. We really enjoyed the beauty of this sacred place.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • trysull56
    Dartmouth, UK52 contributions
    Any visit to Dartmouth as lovely and picturesque as it is, would not be complete without a vist to Dartmouth castle, Ideally catch the Dartmouth castle ferry, Which without doubt is the best £3.00 you will ever spend, Views of Dartmouth and Kingswear which can only be seen from the river, You may even be lucky enough to see a seal or a Dolphin, You are dropped off with a short walk to the Castle and Tea rooms, Even get a ice cold cider, The views out to sea Fantastic, Colour of the water and the passing river traffic and the back drop of the woods photographers dream, Dont forget to visit St petrox church, Then a stroll back to Dartmouth, About 30 minutes Mainly down hill with a different views of Dartmouth and river with every turn.If you are lucky enough to visit the end of April early May a walk up to Gallants bower is a must, The Bluebells are probably some of the Best anywhere in the uk , With views to die for
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Pamela B
    Exeter, UK581 contributions
    My husband was keen to to see the Thomas Newcomen Engine. It’s a great exhibit and very large. There is an on screen documentary that is excellent. We put a coin in a machine and the massive engine sprang into action. Really interesting.
    Written 1 February 2022
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