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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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Went for literary festival - lovely setting

We went to hear one of the talks at Way with Words. The grounds were superb. We had a blue badge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Gardens

We love visiting this splendid venue at any time of year. The gardens are spectacular. A fantastic... read more

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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 1 week ago

We went to hear one of the talks at Way with Words. The grounds were superb. We had a blue badge so parking was free otherwise it is £3 for a day.

Thank TotallyMadH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love visiting this splendid venue at any time of year. The gardens are spectacular. A fantastic display of crocuses and early spring flowers and the magnolia trees are breathtaking. The overall atmosphere of the Hall and gardens is theraputic.

Thank DevonBobby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dartington Hall estate is perfect for an afternoons walk, no matter the time of year. Parking is reasonable, and a ticket at the hall is also valid at the shops. Entrance is free, donation welcome. There are toilets, cafes, and a pub restaurant. There are...More

Thank amy b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please see my review of our stay at the hotel. If not staying then visit for lunch and a walk in the grounds. It is amazing!!!

Thank haqsta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the estate there is a fantastic Organic dairy herd of goats and cows and me and my daughter sometimes drop in after school to sample their gourmet ice cream. You can also experience milking the animals but you have to book.

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great opportunity arose to visit here with Stuart Sim, author, presenting at the book fair. A beautiful setting with courtyards surrounded by immaculate gardens. Highly recommended

Thank Helene B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

From the impressive medieval buildings which were renovated in the last century you can walk into a wonderful landscaped garden with stunning old trees and artworks and carefully groomed flowerbeds. Behind the old churchtower in the churchyard is a fabulous old yew tree. Really fascinating.

Thank Susanne K
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Interesting history and art as well as gardens and buildings. Milking cows for the children, food and drink

Thank Alys R
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This great house was built by Richard II step brother and through the years was essentially owned by two families until it fell into disrepair in the early 20th century. It was purchased in the 20's and completely restored. Darlington became the home to numerous...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

we have stayed at dartington hall before and love the wonderful surroundings,this stay was a little disappointing due to very small bedroom.We ate at the white hart sunday evening meal was fine,but monday very disappointing we waited over an hour for are starter ,and the...More

Thank sandra w
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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
15 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