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Princetown

Princetown, Devon

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Princetown
  • Princetown
  • Princetown, Dartmoor
  • Duchy Square by Martin Bodman
  • Martin Bodman
  • David Smith

About

Princetown is the highest village within Dartmoor National Park, and just about at its heart.

It is the home of Dartmoor Prison, once incarcerating category A criminals such as the Kray brothers. These days however Princetown is known for a good many more enticing reasons. Dartmoor Brewery is situated within the village, concocting beers such as Jail Ale and Dartmoor IPA.

In virtually every direction you can pick up a walking or cycling route, head off to the River Dart at nearby Dartmeet or marvel at the number of tors and wild landscape. However, for more inspiration and a wander around the gallery, head to the High Moorland Visitor Centre right in the centre of the village. Here you can purchase maps, find out what events are taking place and check the military firing times too!

Out and about on your bike

Princetown is a good base to discover the rest of the High Moor. The old disused railway heading down to Yelverton is a fantastic cycle route for the whole family and affords unequalled views along the way.

Follow the walking and cycling route out past the car park at the Plume of Feathers and you can take in South Hessary Tor and head on to the beautiful Burrator.

Things to do

Discover more about Dartmoor's unique landscape, wildlife, history and development - from prehistoric times to the present day, in the High Moorland Visitor Centre. The Dartmoor Prison Museum is also worth a visit.

Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks
  • Coach Parking
  • Free car park

Towns & Villages

  • Church
  • Information Centre
  • Museum
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilets
  • Recycling points
  • Village shop

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