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National Park Visitor Centre - Princetown

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This is large and very well set out visitor centre / tourist information office located in a former... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graham D
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Great to Visit when on the Moors

Great place to visit, very informative about the area of Dartmoor and the history. The building is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael S
Rugby, United Kingdom
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“sherlock holmes”(23 reviews)
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The National Park Visitor Centre - Princetown is an ideal place to start your visit to Dartmoor. Newly refurbished it features new and exciting exhibitions, displays and a children's discovery zones as well as a stunning photography exhibition...more
Tavistock Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6QF, England
+44 1822 890414
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Pretty standard visitors center. Friendly and helpful people. Lots of information about the area. some nice displays and a gift shop. Pay and display parking is behind it. If you need direction to things, this is the place to get it.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is large and very well set out visitor centre / tourist information office located in a former hotel in the heart of this village with (pay and display) parking at the rear. There are exhibitions covering local businesses, local stories – with notable reference...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, very informative about the area of Dartmoor and the history. The building is where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes novel ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. Definitely worth a visit if you’re out and about on the Moors.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's actually a good range of exhibits and historical items and interactive items to look round! We were impressed!

Thank Andyherts1980
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

It’s our first time visiting Dartmoor, the visitor centre is full of great information, excellent displays would definitely recommend visiting the centre

Thank tracey t
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The staff were very helpful and informative. Lots of literature to choose from for where &. what to do in Dartmoor. Also the museum is vey interesting

Thank Cheers142
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We did not know much about Dartmoor when we got there so the visit centre was our first stop. In the exhibition we "met" Sherlock Holmes (our only reference to the moor). We got a suggested tour that lasted for the whole day, with several...More

Thank Rasmus L
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the town of Princetown on a trip across Dartmoor. We saw quite a few lovely sites across the moor but didn't know what they were. At Princetown we found the visitor centre and ventured inside. It was a pleasant surprise. I was amazed...More

Thank wosiego
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We had a lot of questions by the time we arrived at the visitor center, and almost all were answered. The exhibits do a good job of explaining the geology, ecology, prehistory, and history of the moor up through and including Sherlock Holmes. I came...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Clean and openly interesting information. Friendly staff and well laid out information area. I would recommend a visit to look at the wonderful photos which local artists have in the exhibition. I would like to return soon to have another wander around to buy some...More

Thank Mel C
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