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Dartmouth in Devon

A waterside town that has preserved its historic grandeur, Dartmouth offers a myriad of picturesque sites. Warm summers and mild winters allow for a remarkable vacation, while momentous landmarks and scenery motivate the traveler to stay awhile. The old fort, Cobbled Bayards Cove possesses a backdrop of beautiful steep wooded hills. Cobblestone streets date back to Henry VIIís reign when the Dartmouth Castle, located directly southeast of the town, was built as a second line of defense in 1539. Serving Dartmouth for 900 years, the harbor booms with activity providing a docking area for ships, yachts, and even submarines. Specialty shops by the waterfront also amuse many visitors, and river trips on the River Dart to Totne show off the area's remarkable scenic views.