Visit Devon, Visit Dartmoor
The Two Bridges Hotel enjoys an unrivaled position in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, and on the banks of the beautiful West Dart River. Leave your car at the hotel, and enjoy miles of cobweb-clearing walks through Dartmoor’s wild and rugged scenery. Or take a drive across the moors, and explore ancient villages, granite tors, dense woodlands and pretty river valleys.
On the edge of Dartmoor you’ll find the award-winning market town of Tavistock (home to our sister-hotel, The Bedford), and Devon’s maritime city of Plymouth is an easy 30-minute drive away.
Dartmoor National Park
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.
Tavistock Pannier Market
Nearby Tavistock is definitely worth a visit when you stay at the Two Bridges Hotel, and the historic and bustling Pannier Market in the heart of town is one of the highlights.
If you enjoy fine craft ales, you’ll definitely 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 itself isn’t open to the public, but there’s a shop full of splendid Dartmoor ales and gifts for ale-lovers.
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.
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.
Dartmoor Electric Bikes
And now for something completely different! Let the electric bike take the strain, with a guided bike tour, or self-guided bike hire, from Dartmoor Electric Bikes. A great way to experience Dartmoor and enjoy the fresh moorland air on two wheels, with the added assistance of a powerful electric motor to get you up the hills!
Plymouth - Britain's Ocean City
Make time during your visit to the Two Bridges Hotel to take a trip to Plymouth – Britain’s ocean city. It’s an easy 30-minute drive, and highlights include the world-famous Plymouth Hoe seafront and the historic Barbican district. When you’ve had enough of the sea views, head into the City Centre for high-street names, and plenty of independent shops to explore.
Greenway House and Gardens
Greenway House was the Devon home of Agatha Christie. Now beautifully restored and cared for by the National Trust, Greenway is a great day out when you stay with us at the Two Bridges Hotel. Explore the house itself, and take a walk through the stunning gardens which run down to the banks of the River Dart.
An award-winning and highly evocative living museum and visitor centre in the heart of the West Devon and Cornwall Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Totnes and Dartington
The ancient Devon town of Totnes, and the nearby village and country estate at Dartington, make a great day out when you stay with us at the Two Bridges Hotel. Totnes is famed for its bohemian lifestyle, and you’ll find a brilliant range of small independent shops selling antiques, gifts and nice things for your home. The nearby Dartington Hall Estate is well worth a visit for its beautiful gardens and lovely walks along the banks of the River Dart.
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park
You’ll never tire of things to do on glorious Dartmoor when you stay with us at the Two Bridges Hotel. But if you fancy a trip to the coast, we can heartily recommend a visit to Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Estate, near Plymouth. Miles of walks, beautiful gardens, and an historic house to explore.
If you are planning your perfect wedding day and, like us, you are captivated by the romantic beauty of Dartmoor, the Two Bridges Hotel can provide you with the ultimate wedding venue in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. A stunning riverbank setting, oak-panelled ceremony room, riverside wedding pagoda and the beautiful Fountain Room Function Suite, with a dedicated team to help create the day you’ve always dreamed of.