Britannia Royal Naval College
With an intriguing heritage spanning over 150 years, Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth is an essential place to visit for any Devon visitor with an interest in British history.
Join our expert resident tour guides on a revealing voyage from past glories to the present day. During the tour we will take you into the heart of the College, from the elegant Chapel, through to areas including the Quarterdeck, Parade Ground, Senior Gun Room and Britannia Heritage Museum. Since 1863, Dartmouth and the River Dart have been the home of initial Naval Officer training in the UK. Today, it is the only remaining Naval College in the country, fulfilling a vital role in training Naval cadets not only from Britain but those from the Commonwealth and all over the world. The iconic architecture is a spectacle in itself. Designed by Sir Aston Webb, it was completed in 1905. On the tour you will discover many features and facets of life at the College, from the earliest days through the Second World War, right up to the world class training the College delivers today.
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South Devon Tours
Offering a wide range of personal tours throughout South Devon including:
- Wine, Beer and Distillery Tours: Including Sharpham Vineyards, Salcombe Brewery & Salcombe Gin Distilleries.
- National Trust – Agatha Christie Tour
- Dartmouth Heritage Tour – Mayflower 400, Dartmouth Museum, Dartmouth Castle, Thomas Newcomen
- D-Day Heritage Tour
One of the most beautifully located fortresses in England. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth. It offers stunning views of the estuary and out to sea and offers a great family day out, whatever the weather.
This fascinating complex of defences was begun in 1388 by John Hawley, privateering Mayor of Dartmouth and the prototype of the flamboyant ‘Shipman’ in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. About a century later the townsmen added the imposing and well-preserved ‘gun tower’, probably the very first fortification in Britain purpose-built to mount ‘ship-sinking’ heavy cannon. Climb to the top for breathtaking views across the estuary and see how it could be blocked in wartime by a heavy chain.
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This famous house was former home to Dame Agatha Christie, crime writer and novelist. Now managed by the National Trust and open to the public most of the year.
- Access by car, Boat or Steam Train
Address: Greenway Road Galmpton, Brixham TQ5 0ES
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