National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown

National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown

Opening times for 1 November - 28 March

Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

The centre is open daily over the February half term Saturday 10 February -  Sunday 18 February

Please note the centre is shut for maintenance Monday 26 February - Friday 1 March (inclusive)

Opening times for 29 March - 30 June

Daily 10:00 - 16:00

Opening times for 1 July 30 September

Daily 10:00 - 17:00

Opening times for 1 October - 31 October

Daily 10:00 - 16:00

Find us:

Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, PL20 6QF

Phone: 01822 890414.


Our visitor centre has bags of history. Once a hotel, author Arthur Conan Doyle stayed here while writing his famous Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Opened as a visitor centre in 1993, it contains a variety of changing exhibitions and displays. Come and find out more about Dartmoor's wild stories, learn about the moorland's wildlife and spend time in our conservation garden, home to several antiquities.

We stock a great range of goods for the outdoor enthusiast. Grab a map or a guide book or buy gifts for your loved ones from our Dartmoor Range.

Find out what's on

Princetown provides an excellent jumping off point to the open moorland, particularly if you like walking or cycling. Our staff will be pleased to help you plan a route if you need a few ideas.

Princetown has a good selection of pubs and cafes, parking and public toilets with access for the disabled. Learn more.

The weather is changeable so remember to come prepared for whatever Dartmoor brings!