Bushells Riverside Restaurant

Restaurant Dartmouth England

Dartmouth is an town in Devon. A historic port location, Dartmouth's geography and seaside location combined with its traditional architecture make it an idyllic settlement popular with tourists from around Britain and the near continent.

By car[edit]

Dartmouth is on the A379 coastroad from Kingbridge to Torbay; if coming from the East it is easier to drive to Torbay and then follow the signposts, from the West, drive to Plymouth (or the Devon Expressway) and follow the signposts to Dartmouth.

Bus or Rail[edit]

There are direct national coach (National Expresss)and rail links to Totnes and Paignton from London, Birmingham and even as far as Scotland. Taxis are usually available from both stations, otherwise local bus stops are just a few minutes walk away. During the main holiday periods, at certain times, it is possible to get off a modern train at Paignton and cross to the Steam Railway. You can then travel the last few miles through breathtaking scenery to Kingswear before crossing the Dart on one of the ferries.


Dartmouth has strong connection with the sea and arriving by boat is a perfectly feasible and enjoyable way to enter into the town and the surrounding area, Dartmouth Directory [1] [dead link] has more information about services people travelling by boat

Get around[edit]

  • The town is too small for a traveller to need a bus, by foot is the best way
  • There is a ferry between the two sides of the valley, there is a small charge for crossing
  • . A delightful pedestrianised street dating from the 1200s. It was built as a dam to hold the Mill Pool. As the water ran out it drove two mill wheels. If you stand about halfway along Foss Street and look towards St Saviour's Church, it is still almost possible to imagine how things might have looked.
  • Dartmouth Castle, Castle Road, TQ6 0JN, ☎ . Strictly speaking, two castles. The Medieval fortress dates back 600 years while the more recent building was still in use during the Second World War. It is under the care of English Heritage. adults £5.00, children £3.00, concessions £4.50. * . originally consecrated in 1372 on the site of an earlier chapel and rebuilt during the 1630s. The church contains a fine wooden screen and an exceptional 14th century door. It contains the famous Hawley Brass
  • . has some of the most stunning views in the country! Probably a monks cell when first recorded in 1192 (it has been rebuilt - in the 17th century.) This church has an interesting collection of brasses and family memorials. Well worth a visit - perhaps by river taxi.
  • . The Pilgrim Fathers set sail from here in 1620 in the Mayflower and Speedwell (but hit problems and had to goto Plymouth -England until they could continue their journey). Bayards Cove Fort was the last line of defence against any foreign intruders. During the 1970s this area found fame as a setting for TV's The Onedin Line.
  • Woodlands Park [2] [dead link] - 3 Watercoasters, Toboggan Run, Arctic Gliders, Boats, 15 playzones for all ages. Biggest indoor venture zone in the U.K. with five floors of play and rides. Falconry & Animals. Open daily March to Nov. 9.30 AM. Winter weekends & school holidays. with probably the most annoying flash website currently in existence
  • Dartmouth Museum occupying the first floor of an old merchants house. The collection includes many ship models, pictures and artefacts of this ancient town together with much local and maritime information.
  • Opening times
  • April - October Monday to Saturday 10.00AM - 4.00PM
  • November - March Monday to Saturday 11.00AM - 3.00PM
  • about 4 miles outside Dartmouth with an 18 hole Championship golf course (voted one of the top 80 courses in Great Britain & Ireland), a 9 hole pay and play course, driving range plus a superb leisure suite, complete with swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa, health & beauty treatments, sunbed, gymnasium and physiotherapy clinic. Open daily to non members, handicap certificates not required.
  • Dartmouth has the usual array of tourist products, art galleries and other outlets [4] [dead link]

    Quality ladies boutiques in Dartmouth stock ladies fashion from Quail By Mail, a local working fashion design studio in South Devon. [5] [dead link] The label specialises in quality, artisan and ethical fabrics such as organic and fairtrade cotton, South African shweshwe, Ahimsa peace silk from India and organic tweed from the Ardalanish Isle of Mull Weavers. Quail By Mail manufactures all clothing lines within a 45 mile radius of Dartmouth, empowering the local cottage industry.


  • (at the Good intent), 30 Lower St. (Opp lower Ferry). Also real local ice cream
  • Hotels[edit]

    Dartmouth has a good selection of hotels, the ones below are just a selection. the town also has many Guesthouses and B&Bs

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