National Park Visitor Centre - Princetown
Address: Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6QF
Telephone: 01822 890414
Fax: 01626 836001
Opening Times 2017/18
01 January 2017 – 03 March 2017
Open Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday 10.00am - 3.00pm
1. Open daily during school holidays apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day
2. All Visitor Centres will be shut from Monday 27 February 2017 - Friday 03 March for annual maintenance
04 March – 30 March 2017
Open daily 10.00am – 4.00pm
01 April – 29 October 2017
Open daily 10.00am – 5.00pm
The National Park Visitor Centre - Princetown is an ideal place to start your visit to Dartmoor. Recently enhanced come and see the new interactive 'Discover Dartmoor's Wild Stories' exhibit, Plymouth Museum's 'Discovering Prehistory' or explore the Conservation Garden as well as other exhibitions, displays and a children's discovery zone.
Admission to the Centre and exhibition area is free.
Staff at the Centre are knowledgeable, local people who will be pleased to help you with advice and ideas on where to go and what to see during your visit. We also stock an extensive range of useful items for the outdoor enthusiast such as maps, publications about Dartmoor and guide books, in addition to gifts, cards, clothing and stationery.
We are situated in Princetown at the heart of Dartmoor and the Centre is easily accessible by road from Exeter or Plymouth and by public transport throughout the year. Princetown has several pubs and restaurants, good car parking facilities and public toilets with access for the disabled.
Princetown provides an excellent gateway to both the south and north moors for hill walkers and our Centre staff will be pleased to help you plan a suitable route.
The weather can be very changeable on the high moors and walkers should be adequately equipped for anything more than a short stroll. The history of the Duchy Hotel, now the National Park Visitor Centre - Princetown will give you a good insight into the past uses of the building.