National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown

National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown

Important update

Due to the snowy conditions our Visitor Centre is closed today, Thursday 30 November.

Princetown is our flagship Visitor Centre. Author Arthur Conan Doyle stayed here when writing the Hound of the Baskervilles and it now hosts a variety of exhibitions and displays including:

  • Discovering Dartmoor’s wild stories, an interactive journey exploring Dartmoor’s wildlife
  • The conservation garden; a microcosm of Dartmoor’s flora and home to several antiquities
  • A rolling exhibition programme in the Small Gallery Area (please note our Ballroom is undergoing essential conservation work)

Find out what's on

As well as other exhibitions, displays and a children’s discovery zone, it is also a great place to start a walk or cycle ride from.

Princetown provides an excellent gateway to the open moorland for hill walkers and our staff will be pleased to help you plan a suitable route.

We stock an extensive range of useful items for the outdoor enthusiast such as maps, publications about Dartmoor and guide books, in addition to fantastic souvenirs from our Dartmoor Range.

Princetown has pubs and restaurants, good car parking facilities and public toilets with access for the disabled.

The weather can be very changeable on the high moors and you should be adequately equipped for anything more than a short stroll.

Find out more about The history of the Duchy Hotel

Learn more about the Princetown area

Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6QF

Phone: 01822 890414. Email:

Opening Hours

Spring (1st April - 30th June)

Open daily 10am - 4pm

Summer (1st July -  30th September)

Open daily  10am - 5pm

Autumn (1st - 31st October)

Open daily  10am - 4pm

Winter  (1st November -  31st March)

Open Wednesday - Sunday  10am - 3pm