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Dartington Crystal

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Address: Linden Close, Great Torrington EX38 7AN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1805 626242
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very interesting hour

Decided to visit as the weather wasn't good......glad it wasn't! Only the two of us touring and we spent an hour watching the guys make vases....wow! The 'carrier' please forgive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Phillipa B
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to visit as the weather wasn't good......glad it wasn't! Only the two of us touring and we spent an hour watching the guys make vases....wow! The 'carrier' please forgive me I can't remember his name chatted with us in between working. Great gifts in the factory shop, could have spent a fortune! Tea room ok.....the crumbliest scone I've ever... More 

Thank Phillipa B
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit ,most interesting watching the glass being blown great range of items for sale in gift shop

Thank Margaret F
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted something special to mark our anniversary and decided that a hand caste of our hands joined was ideal. We didn't book in advance but took the chance on arrival. Fortunately the young man who did the hand castes could accommodate us. He was really nice. He gave us some suggestions about the possible placement of our hands. He... More 

Thank Ana H
Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I really found our visit interesting and informative. Watching the glass blowers at work was fascinating and something neither of us have seen before. Wife was a bit disappointed that they did not have any Dartington Book Marks or Fridge magnets both of which she likes to collect wherever she goes as a reminder of her visit.... More 

Thank Chris L
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

We were staying in North Devon and I hadn't been to Dartington Crystal for a long time. My son who is 9 did a hand casting, was great to watch and the men on the factory floor were very helpful and informative. Fascinating to watch and very educational. It's great to see that we still hand make things in this... More 

Thank melly201261
Herne Bay, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

92 of us went on this trip. It was very interesting and we saw lots of items being made. Lovely shop. After we hall had cream teas in there cafe. Was a lovely trip

Thank Djmorley
Greater London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

Great factory tour, our kids had their hand prints cast in glass and I had a go at glass blowing. well worth a visit

Thank Nigel M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

Really enjoy this experience as its something different. A great wet weather activity, there is plenty to see and buy. Free parking and a nice café along with good gift shops. Staff friendly and helpful

Thank Susie2940
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Not only will you obtain a free Devon Cream Tea if you visit this one of a kind factory with Shearings, but you can buy bargains galore, far far cheaper than they are in the expensive stores. Okay they say they are seconds, or imperfect, but you'll be hard pressed to notice any difference whatsoever. Apart from all that you... More 

Thank Bob G
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Really interesting place to visit. You see all the guys actually blowing the glass. Gantries run around the factory so you see from above looking down on them, all the aspects of making the glass jugs etc. And you end up watching them hand wash each item ready to be boxed and sold. The shop was really good value we... More 

Thank jeny h

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