We drove from our holiday home in Torquay for a day in Dartmouth. There was not a lot of info to be had ahead of time that would have helped us decide what to do. We were lucky enough to find a parking space for a few hours (no mean feat on a summers day) and as a visit to the Naval College was high on our wish list, headed straight for the Tourist Information Center, which was easily found. The ladies there were as helpful as they could be, though I did get a sense that I really should know more about their town than I did. A visit to the Naval College was apparently out of the question as it must be booked ahead of time and all visitors had to show their passport etc as it was a working naval academy. Fair enough, but why wasn't this information available ahead of time ? So we ended pt going to the Farmers Marked as recommended. Really, a few stalls with homemade crafts and some tourist stuff??? But the town is pretty, the harbor is pretty, the gardens are pretty and so forth. Other than watching the boats - not a lot to do for us "not in the know". And as for finding a bench to sit on to eat your ice cream and watch the boats - forget it. All occupied by pensioners who do NOT move from their spot. So all in all, a fairly disappointing day in Dartmouth.
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