Dartmouth Castle is a beautiful yet strong structure that proudly stands near the opening of Dart estuary. You need not trail all alone the fort, be a part of the Guided Tour of Dartmouth Castle and enjoy the experience and explore it with a group. The guide will brief you on the history and significance of the fort and other trivia. So just grab a pair of your walking shoes and join in the troop.
02 Jan - 31 Mar 2011 (open only sat and sund) 10:00 - 16:00
1 Apr - 30 Jun 2011 (open all week) 10:00 - 17:00
01 Jul - 31 Aug 2011 (open all week) 10:00 - 18:00
01 Sep - 30 Sep 2011 (open all week) 10:00 - 17:00
01 Oct - 31 Oct 2011 (open all week) 10:00 - 16:00
- Venue Description:
Dartmouth defended its harbour well in medieval times, a huge chain strung between Dartmouth Castle and Kingswear Castle on the other side kept out anything approaching from the sea. The Castle, built in 1481, was also the first to be constructed specifically for artillery and for nearly 500 years it kept its defences up-to-date. There is even a World War II pillbox, with crenelations for camouflage. Today the castle is in remarkably good repair, and a series of excellent exhibitions bring its history to life. Just up the River is Warfleet Creek, an ancient anchorage used at the time of the Armada and again in the Second World War.