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Moretonhampstead



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Moretonhampstead is an ancient market town sitting on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon. laying in a the Wray valley sheltered on three sides by hills. Central Dartmoor is only four miles away, drive in any direction you cannot fail to be impressed by the breathtaking views.

About Moretonhampstead

Voted Village of the Year 2002, Moretonhampstead is an ancient market town situated on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. It sits in the shelter of hills on three sides and the beautiful Wray valley on the fourth. Central Dartmoor is only four miles away, and no matter which road you take you cannot fail to be impressed by the breathtaking views. The town is about 15 miles from Exeter, Newton Abbot, Okehampton and Princetown and is a perfect place from which to visit the moors, the Devon countryside and the seaside.

Moretonhampstead began as a small Saxon settlement around A.D. 700. The name is derived from the original Saxon - 'Mortun' meaning 'an enclosed piece of land near the moor'. The addition of Hampstead came from one of the many Lords of the Manor much later on.

The town offers visitors’ opportunities for hiking, cycling, and pony trekking, fishing and just relaxing. Moretonhampstead boasts a variety of cafes, pubs, local shops and nearby hotels. It is a beautiful place to visit and we hope that this website helps you to find what is on offer for you.

Moretonhampstead Tourist Information Centre

The Moretonhampstead Information Centre is where you can find out everything you need to know about Moretonhampstead and the surrounding area for your visit or longer!

The Centre has a comprehensive range of books, maps and guides and information about accommodation in and around the town, including walks, tourist attractions and events.

The centre is open every day from 9.30am-5pm during the summer months, and generally at weekends only during the winter, so pop in and speak to us. If you are looking for local accommodation please try our accommodation page. We are here to help if you need advice on what’s on offer so do contact us. If you are interested in adding your holiday accomodation in Moretonhampstead to our pages, please do give us a call.

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