The 1200-acre Dartington Hall estate is located in the heart of South Devon. This encompasses one of the finest gardens created in modern times with many beautiful woodland and riverside walks. At the centre is a 14th century medieval courtyard which houses the Great Hall.

Originally built for John Holand, half brother to King Richard II, in 1388 Dartington Hall has been called the most spectacular mansion in Devon and is the largest medieval house in the West of England. From beamed ceilings to an etching of a 15th century Spanish Galleon carved onto a wall, history can be discovered all around the courtyard and gardens. The Estate, with its collection of 20th century buildings has been architecturally famous since the 1930's when it was purchased and renovated by Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst. Their vision laid the foundations - and created the spirit ­upon which present day Dartington is based.

Dartington Hall
Devon TQ9 6EL

Beautiful gardens with some impressive ancient trees. Well worth a visit.

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