The historic town of Dartmouth has been of strategic importance as a deep sea port for hundreds of years. Dartmouth hotels overlook the bay and port, which has been designated a South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural beauty. The town has seen its share of military history, as it was the starting point for several fleets during the Crusades as well as a stopping point for the Mayflower on its voyage to America in 1620. Dartmouth hotels are nestled within a most interesting locale.
History enthusiasts should definitely consider a stay in Dartmouth hotels. The city is a patchwork of Tudor structures and narrow, winding alleys. Smith Street is especially delightful, as it appears stuck in the 1700s. Dartmouth Castle and Kingswear Castle have guarded the mouth of the Dart River for centuries and are open to public tours today. The town is also home to the Royal Naval College and hosts the annual Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta each August. There is plenty to see and do when you stay in Dartmouth hotels.