The fort was the last line of defence against enemy ships that had eluded Dartmouth and Kingswear castles and the iron chain stretched across the Dart estuary between them.
Occupying a terrace cut from the rocky river bank, Bayard’s Cove Fort is picturesquely sited at the entrance to Dartmouth harbour.
Guided Walking Tour
With 150 years of history, Britannia Royal Naval College is an essential place to visit in Dartmouth.
A 600 year old castle with stunning estuary views.
Enjoy days out on a steam train, boat trips and paddle steamer on the River Dart
Discover Dartmouth’s fascinating history housed in the 1600 Butterwalk building.
A 1920’s Jazz Age country retreat with stunning coastal gardens
Author Agatha Christies much loved holiday home, owned by the National Trust.
Vineyard and Cheese Dairy on the banks of the stunning River Dart
The town church, dating from 1372.
View the oldest preserved working steam engine in the world.
Bayards Cove Inn
Bed & Breakfast
500 Year old Bayards Cove Inn is close to the site where repairs were made to the Speedwell.
Dart Marina Hotel and Spa
Luxury riverside hotel and spa on the banks of the River Dart.
Camping and Caravanning
Stunning clifftop Holiday Park within minutes of Dartmouth
Royal Castle Hotel
16th Century traditional English coaching inn situated on the quayside with 24 rooms.
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