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Uncover a garden of treasures at Dartington Hall

Overlooking a sprawling estate in south Devon, Dartington Hall is certainly eye-catching in all its medieval splendour. At the heart of the stunning, 1200-acre estate, the Grade-II-listed gardens are regularly named as among the country's best. Free to enter, the gardens are home to some spectacular treasures, including a Henry Moore sculpture and a yew tree that's over a thousand years old. With so much to explore, you can comfortably spend an afternoon strolling around the grounds of this magnificent estate.

Enjoy a family day out at Dartington

The Dartington Hall Trust runs a collection of fun activity programmes, so it's the ideal place to bring the kids for a family day out. Adventurous ones will love Dynamic Adventures and WildWise for adrenaline-fuelled fun, while clever creatives can try their hand at pottery with Crazy About Clay. Tots too young? The MudTots forest school has enough singing, storytelling and games to keep your little one entertained for hours.

Visit the pretty Devon town of Totnes

Five minutes from Dartington, the small market town of Totnes sits astride the River Dart in the South Devon Area of Natural Beauty. If its pretty streets and historic buildings aren't persuasive enough, Totnes is ideally situated close to some of the area's best attractions. From Woodlands Family Theme Park to Berry Pomeroy Castle, there's plenty to explore in this charming Devon town. Planning a trip to Dartington Hall? Book a stay at Travelodge Paignton Seafront Hotel for budget accommodation with fantastic seafront views. Alternatively, try Travelodge Torquay Hotel, just 15 minutes from Totnes.