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National Park Visitor Centre - Princetown

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The very kind lady in the Visitor Centre helped set our plan for the rest of the day, as well as a... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2019
OlderGuy1956
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
So beautiful with snow

Went on last day of visit to see Dartmoor Park it was covered in snow lots of people were... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2019
Alan D
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Perth, United Kingdom
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The National Park Visitor Centre - Princetown is an ideal place to start your visit to Dartmoor. Newly refurbished it features new and exciting exhibitions, displays and a children's discovery zones as well as a stunning photography exhibition...more
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Tavistock Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6QF, England
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+44 1822 890414
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

The very kind lady in the Visitor Centre helped set our plan for the rest of the day, as well as a decent map to follow. We then enjoyed the various exhibitions on display. I do love this type of visit centre.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

Went on last day of visit to see Dartmoor Park it was covered in snow lots of people were sledging, We had a drive around and had lunch.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan D
Reviewed January 21, 2019

This visitor centre is a great place to stop, especially if you have just arrived on Dartmoor. Great for all ages! Information about the environment, history of Dartmoor, animals, artwork, dress up as Sherlock Holmes, or a prisoner, or a wolf even. A small range...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Janet P
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I visited this centre for the first time only a few days ago. I went with a couple of relatives who had already been here and were more than happy to come again - I can see why, as it's a great little place, where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank memilou
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Lots of good souvenirs to purchase . Helpful staff ,,,, 50 years ago this building was the officers mess for prison staff . Me mum ran the dancing class here so it was a bit surreal turning up years later to wander about buying souvenirs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

I always make a point of stopping at the official visitor center of any National park, and that advice did not fail me here. The ladies manning the desk were very helpful in orienting us to the park, helping us find a hike that would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alan4B
Reviewed October 27, 2018

There is so much to see and do on Dartmoor which can easily be missed.The visitor centre in Princetown has all the information you need.Not far from the infamous prison which we all find quite interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Goron58
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The visitor centre is informative and helpful. It set out the long history of the moor and development to how it looks today. The staff a very knowledgeable and helpful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KingDad007
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We try to take our visitors to the Princetown Visitor Centre. You can watch a film, listen to the audio tapes with earphones, and even dress up in authentic outfits! Plenty to see and read there, plus a very nice "Dartmoor" shop selling an array...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jennysargent
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Having been to Princetown but never stopped to go in the visitor centre. Well I should have it was very interesting and worthwhile indeed. The history of the moors is very fascinating and it was well put together. Good selection of local goods to buy

Date of experience: October 2018
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