Bayards Cove Fort

Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9AX

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This Tudor fort, built between 1522 and 1536, contained heavy guns to protect Dartmouth harbour town from attack.

The fort was the last line of defence against enemy ships that had eluded Dartmouth and Kingswear castles and the iron chain stretched across the Dart estuary between them.

Occupying a terrace cut from the rocky river bank, Bayard’s Cove Fort is picturesquely sited at the entrance to Dartmouth harbour. 

The fort can only be reached on foot and dogs are allowed on leads.

Opening Times

2019- Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A3122. Located in Dartmouth on the riverside.

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Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Paignton. Take the Stagecoach number 120 bus to Kingswear, then foot ferry to Dartmouth. By train, take the Kingswear Steam Railway ( summer only), then foot ferry to Dartmouth, or first 111 Torquay-Dartmouth.

The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway operates a service between Paignton and Kingswear, you can then get the ferry across to Dartmouth (tel: 01803 553760).

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