town in Teignbridge, Devon, UK

Moretonhampstead is a town in the English county of Devon within Dartmoor National Park.

Moretonhampstead from Hingston Rocks

UnderstandEdit

Get inEdit

By carEdit

Take the B3212 from Exeter or A382 from Newton Abbot.

By busEdit

359 direct from Exeter to Moretonhampstead, 5 per day (except Sun). 173 indirect from Exeter via Drewsteignton and Chagford, 4 per day (except Sun).

Get aroundEdit

 
Map of Moretonhampstead

SeeEdit

  • 1 Almshouses, Cross St, TQ13 8NN (in front of the church of St Andrew). Grade I listed almshouses with portico - 1637 [date stone] but possibly part of the medieval hospital founded in 1451  
  • 2 Bowring Library (Moretonhampstead Library), 2 Fore St, TQ13 8LL, +44 1647 440 523. Tu Sa 10AM-noon, W 2-6PM. Grade II listed Library with beautiful facade and unusual railings  
  • Dartmoor Pony Statues, Pound St, TQ13 8NX.
  • 3 Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, The Old Bus Depot, Court Street,TQ13 8LG, +44 1647 440 636, . 11:30AM-4:30PM W-Su. £7 Adults £3.50 Children.  
  • 4 Cranbrook Castle. A prehistoric hill fort    

DoEdit

  • 1 Hingston Down. Hingston Down is toped by Hingston Rocks 325 m (1,066 ft) high with views over Moretonhampton.  
  • 2 Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool, Betton Way, TQ13 8LG. Open May-Sep. 25 metre open air swimming pool: heated by air source heat pumps and solar power to c. 27 degrees.

BuyEdit

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

 
Dartmoor Pony Sculpture

Outside the town:

SleepEdit

CopeEdit

  • 1 Public Toilet, Station Road Car Park, TN13 8NH.

Go nextEdit

  • Princetown 14 mi (23 km) to the south west following the B3212.
  • Chagford 4.5 mi (7.2 km) to the north west following the B3208.


Routes through Moretonhampstead
A30 ← Clagford (B3208) ←  North   South  → Bovey Tracy → Newton Abbot


 

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