Surrounded by spectacular countryside Moretonhampstead is an ancient market town and an ideal base for outdoor activity holidays as well as being home to a thriving crafts community with a number of open studios and galleries that you can visit.
There are a variety of hotels, inns and teashops within the town and an open air swimming pool.
Known as the gateway town to the High Moor, Moretonhampstead was a major coaching stop for travellers between Exeter and Plymouth in the 18th century. However, its history goes back over 1,000 years to Saxon times.
Things to do
Why not take the town trail and discover the wonderful ancient buildings, such as the Alms Houses and the Parish Church of St Andrew, dating from around 1450, as well as some stunning sculptures that are scattered around the town.
Try something different
Why not visit Mortonhampstead as part of cycling The Dartmoor Way. A 90 mile cycle route that takes you around the National Park, with different sections and challenges to suit most abilities.
Map & Directions
Coach Parking -
Set Down Point / Coach Park - Court Street Car park, Postbridge Road. TQ13 8LG