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Interactive Visits to the National Park

Higher Uppacott

Higher Uppacott

A Grade 1 listed medieval Dartmoor longhouse which originally accommodated both people and animals.

Princetown

Princetown

An historic settlement at the heart of Dartmoor which grew around the prison in the 19th century and has attracted visitors for many years.
Postbridge

Postbridge

A popular starting point for walks into the heart of the moor this small settlement is known for its medieval clapper bridge.

Haytor

Haytor

An extensive tract of moor and heathland. This area of common land is known for its distinctive granite tor and has long been an attraction.
Meldon

Meldon

Known for its railway viaduct, quarry and reservoir, Meldon Valley contains extensive geological and archaeological interest.

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About the Visits

Take a virtual tour of Higher Uppacott, a Dartmoor longhouse owned by the Dartmoor National Park Authority; learn how this historic building developed from its 14th century beginnings, where humans lived at one end and animals at the other, through to the present day.
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Take a virtual tour of Princetown, famous as the location of Dartmoor Prison and the place were Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Hound of the Baskervilles; learn about how Princetown grew around the building of Dartmoor Prison as a result of the entrepreneurial activities of Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Take a virtual tour of Postbridge, a small settlement at the heart of the Dartmoor National Park and a popular starting point for walks onto the high northern moor; learn about the origin of the medieval clapper bridge which spans the East Dart River in the centre of the village; discover the wealth of prehistoric remains to be found at nearby Bellever Forest.
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Take a virtual tour of Haytor situated on the south eastern edge of Dartmoor and known for its distinctive granite tor, Haytor Down has long been an attraction for visitors and was the place Agatha Christie worked out the plot of her first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles; find out about the flora and fauna of this area of common land and the reason why the Dartmoor Pony is so useful.
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Take a virtual tour of Meldon a moorland valley situated on the northern edge of Dartmoor, known for its railway viaduct, quarry and reservoir and a popular place of recreation for local people; learn about the rare rocks and minerals to be found in the area; explore the remains of extensive industrial exploitation that took place there between the 18th and 20th centuries.
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