Yelverton

Yelverton

  • Perfect base for exploring Dartmoor
  • Close to Buckland Abbey
  • Excellent walking country

Yelverton is a large village on the south western edge of Dartmoor and is the geographical focal point for an area called Drakes Dartmoor. Sir Francis Drake was born just a few miles from Yelverton and through the wealth amassed from his travels was able to buy nearby Buckland Abbey.

There are many cycle trails and walks to enjoy in this part of Dartmoor and during the course of almost any excursion or walk across the Moor you will find a variety of human imprints: prehistoric megaliths, tombs, mediaeval longhouses, tin mining remains, quarries and farms.

For those of you who have a passion for paperweights then a visit to the Yelverton Paperweight Centre is a must. Here you will find hundreds of antique and modern paperweights collected by Bernard Broughton over many years and also oil and watercolours by renowned Dartmoor artist David William Young.

For places to stay in Devon, as a base from which to visit Yelverton 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

There is also several lovely places to stay in Yelverton from a country house hotel to delightful Bed & Breakfast cottages all of which make a great base for exploring Dartmoor. There are several eating places near the village including the Dartmoor Inn which serves hearty food and drink perfect after a long walk.

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