Castle Hill Gardens consists of fifty acres of historic parkland interspersed with temples, follies and vistas. Start your visit walking through the Millennium Garden designed by Xa Tollemache (a Chelsea gold medallist) and then onto the Walled Garden. Follow the network of paths through the gardens to the castle with stunning, panoramic views of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Lundy Island.
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Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Gravel paths in formal gardens may be difficult for some wheelchair users, some of woodland gardens and hill top castle are only accessible via steps
- Facilities: Parking
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Apr-Oct, Sun-Fri 11-5; Nov-Mar, Sun-Fri 11-4. Closed Sat
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With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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