Our Local Area
Some of our favourite things to do and places to go on Dartmoor and in Devon, all within each reach of the Two Bridges Hotel.
Dartmoor National Park is a paradise for anyone who loves the great outdoors and nature’s beauty. You’ll find 368 square miles of Dartmoor to explore, including some of the highest spots in the British Isles. Great views, craggy granite tors, sparkling rivers and leafy valleys.
Nearby Tavistock is definitely worth a visit when you stay at the Two Bridges Hotel, and the historic and bustling Tavistock Pannier Market in the heart of town is one of the highlights.
If you enjoy fine craft ales, you’ll enjoy a pint of Jail Ale at the Two Bridges hotel, from our sister-company, Dartmoor Brewery. Dartmoor Brewery is the highest brewery in England, and the team there are utterly committed to brewing top-quality ales, which reflect the spirit of Dartmoor, using the best local ingredients, including pure Dartmoor water. The Brewery isn’t open to the public, but there’s a shop full of Dartmoor ales and gifts for ale-lovers. More…
Take a walk from the Two Bridges Hotel to nearby Wistman’s Wood – an amazing and beautiful group of stunted oak trees growing among granite boulders. The wood covers some 3 hectares, is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, and is famous for its twisted and weathered dwarf trees, covered in mosses and lichens. A circular 4-mile walk takes in Wistman’s Wood and the nearby Crockern Tor.
Dartmeet is a simply stunning spot on Dartmoor, and is definitely worth a visit when you stay with us at the Two Bridges Hotel. As the name suggests, Dartmeet is the spot where the West Dart River (which flows gracefully past the Two Bridges Hotel) meets the East Dart River, to form the majestic River Dart.
Visit our sister hotel, The Bedford Hotel, in the heart of lovely Tavistock (just 20 minutes drive away). You’ll find a warm welcome and something to enjoy at any time of day – morning coffee, a tasty lunch, traditional afternoon tea or an informal brasserie-style evening meal. There is free parking (subject to availability) for hotel customers.
Enjoy a very different way of exploring Dartmoor when you stay at the Two Bridges Hotel, and let the electric bike take the strain. Dartmoor Electric Bicycles offer guided bike tours and bike hire, allowing you to explore hidden Dartmoor on two wheels, enjoying stunning scenery and not-too-strenuous exercise thanks to the electric power boost!
At the Two Bridges Hotel, we are proud to serve brilliant English wines from Devon’s own Sharpham Vineyard. The Sharpham Estate in South Devon is home to some of the best English wines and local cheeses. Enjoy a great day out at Sharpham, with a tour of the vineyard, a little wine tasting, and perhaps a visit to the nearby historic Devon town of Totnes.