Hartland Point

Hartland Point

  • Hartland Point Lighthouse
  • Hartland Quay
  • Hartland Abbey

Hartland Point is one of the most dramatic coastal walks along the South West Coast Path. The three mile walk from Hartland Quay to Hartland Point, with views across to Lundy Island from Hartland Point is breathtaking.

Hartland Point Lighthouse is not open to the public but is a guide for all types of vessels approaching the English Channel. It was built by Trinity House in 1874 and is managed by them to this day.

Hartland Town has many craft shops, potteries, cafes and restaurants. There is a long main street with cottages either side leading to the town square. Here the church of St John was built so that the people didnít have so far to walk to the former parish church at Stoke.

Just along from Hartland Town is Hartland Quay where the Shipwreck Museum is well worth a visit. Although no signs of the original quay remain today it was a very busy port in its time shipping coal, granite and farm produce.

For places to stay in Devon, as a base from which to visit Hartland and the surrounding area, please see: Country House Hotels in Devon , Coastal Hotels in Devon , Spa Hotels in Devon , Bed & Breakfasts in Devon or Self-Catering Cottages in Devon

Hartland Abbey just a mile from the Quay was built in 1157 and Andrew Daviesís adaptation of Sense and Sensibility for the BBC was filmed here. Hartland Abbey is the lived-in family home of the Stucley family. Although it was built in the 12th century, remaining as a monastery for 400 years and passing through the female line three times, it has never been sold.

Hartland Abbey has its own web site with details of all opening times and events Ė www.hartlandabbey.com

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