Dartmouth-born engineer Thomas Newcomen (1664-1729) designed and installed the first practical and successful steam engine, used initially for pumping water out of coal mines. More than 2,000 Newcomen Engines were installed world-wide during the 18th and 19th centuries, more than 600 of them before 1775 when James Watt was able to improve their efficiency.
A Tudor fort, built between 1522 and 1536 to protect Dartmouth from attack.
Guided Walking Tour
With 150 years of history, Britannia Royal Naval College is an essential place to visit in Dartmouth.
A 600 year old castle with stunning estuary views.
Discover Dartmouth’s fascinating history housed in the 1600 Butterwalk building.
Enjoy days out on a steam train, boat trips and paddle steamer on the River Dart
A 1920’s Jazz Age country retreat with stunning coastal gardens
Author Agatha Christies much loved holiday home, owned by the National Trust.
Vineyard and Cheese Dairy on the banks of the stunning River Dart
The town church, dating from 1372.
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