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Visitor’s guide to South Hams

PUBLISHED: 10:30 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:15 24 April 2017

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From daytime attractions to where to get a drink, here are some of the places to visit while in the South Hams

Daytime

CRABFEST 2017

A celebration of crab and all things seafood will take place on 30 April in Island Street, Salcombe. Enjoy demonstrations, crab-picking tuition, commercial crab fishing talk, crab pot making, music, wine-tasting and more.
salcombecrabfest.co.uk

Salcombe Crab FestSalcombe Crab Fest

SLAPTON SANDS

Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is a wetland area and a site of Special Scientific Interest. With the largest natural lake in South West England, marshes, reed-beds and woodland, it supports an array of birds and wildlife. 
slapton.org

TOTNES CASTLE

Explore the classic Norman motte and bailey castle, picnic in the grounds and climb to the top of the keep for sweeping views over the town of Totnes and River Dart. Dartmouth and Berry Pomeroy Castles are nearby. 
english-heritage.org.uk

Night time

PIGS NOSE INN

In the village of East Prawle, the Inn serves a selection of local and popular ales, from South Hams Brewery, Otter Brewery and guest ales, poured directly from casks behind the bar. Sit back and catch some live music. 
pigsnoseinn.co.uk

PARTY IN THE TOWN

On the eve of 28 April, local venues, empty shops and the streets of Totnes will come to life in a celebration of diverse talents. This year’s theme is ‘revolution’ and will consist of a variety of exciting performances. 
dartington.org

The Noisettes will be at Party in the TownThe Noisettes will be at Party in the Town

SALCOMBE HARBOUR HOTEL

An unforgettable experience, this luxury spa hotel boasts a coastal retreat spa, private cinema, a waterside restaurant with outdoor and rooftop terraces and an award-winning chef. 
salcombe-harbour-hotel.co.uk

Eating

THE OYSTER SHACK

Rewind 28 years and oyster lovers would arrive to buy fresh molluscs from the rows of oyster purification tanks, bringing with them crusty bread and wine. Thus, The Oyster Shack was born, now with a restaurant. 
oystershack.co.uk

MILLBROOK INN

Millbrook Inn’s award-winning chef, Jean-Phillippe Bidart, brings the passion of traditional French cooking to locally sourced seasonal English ingredients. What ensues is a delightful combination for all the senses. 
millbrookinnsouthpool.co.uk

THE LAUGHING MONK

Housed in a former village school, the building boasts original oak floors, doors and an open fire. Enjoy some of South Devon’s freshest seafood and meats, prepared, cooked and served with passion. 
thelaughingmonkdevon.co.uk

The Shops at Dartington The Shops at Dartington

Shoptime

WILL BEES BESPOKE

Will Bee designs and manufactures accessories in a range of styles, using over five hundred fabrics and four types of vegetable tanned leather, from his combined workshop and retail space in Island Street, Salcombe. 
willbeesbespoke.com

TOTNES GOOD FOOD

Every third Sunday of each month, 10am till 3pm, Totnes Market Square is filled with more than 60 traders from all over Devon and its borders, bringing with them some of the very best food the region has to offer. 
totnesgoodfood.co.uk

THE SHOPS AT DARTINGTON

A unique retail centre located on the edge of the Dartington Hall Estate, the shops offer a range of beautiful products and gifts from gorgeous glassware to kitchenware and foodie delights. 
dartington.org

Reader suggestions

Joele Forrester: I love the variety of independent shops and cafes in Totnes. It makes for a lovely afternoon out - especially when the market is on!

Victoria Rogers: Whether you are a fan of freshly-caught crab and seafood, Salcombe-made ice cream or artisan baked bread, the food available in Salcombe is divine!

Liz Jones: The South Hams has rivers, moor land, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stunning coastlines and the sea - what’s not to love?

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