Dartmouth

A natural harbour, steeped in maritime heritage, Dartmouth is the perfect location for a relaxing cruise stop-over.

For over 900 years sailors have set sail from Dartmouth’s shores in search of new lands. It was from the medieval quay of Bayards Cove that the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on the second leg of their journey to Dartmouth, before leaving for the New World.

Dartmouth is a natural harbour, accessible at any tide, in any weather, at any time of day or night. Steeped in maritime heritage, Dartmouth is the perfect location for a relaxing cruise stop-over.

For over 900 years sailors have set sail from Dartmouth's shores in search of new lands. The medieval quay of Bayards Cove still looks much the same as it would have in the 16th century. It was from this medieval quay that the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on the second leg of their journey to Dartmouth, before leaving for the New World.

A short stroll from the disembarkation point on the Town Jetty finds you in the centre of the attractive, bustling riverside town, which offers fine restaurants, art galleries, a local museum, antique shops and high quality gift shops and the surrounding countryside presents exciting tour possibilities.

The Britannia Royal Naval College dominates Dartmouth. The College has an impressive art collection, is open to the public for tours and organised formal dinners.

The popular National Trust Houses of Agatha Christie's Greenway and the D' Oyle Cartes' Coleton Fishacre are open to visitors.

Dartmouth has been used as the backdrop for filming TV and movies, such as The Onedin Line, Poirot and Rosemunde Pilcher novels for German TV.

The Town Crier and Award Winning Tourist Information staff provide a warm welcome to cruise ship passengers as they alight in the town.