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Chagford Town in Devon

Photograph of Chagford

Location

Chagford is a small town of about 1,500 people in northeast Dartmoor. It lies close to the River Teign, some 4 miles northwest of Moretonhampstead and 11 miles southeast of Okehampton.

The name Chagford is derived from the word 'chag', meaning 'gorse' or 'broom', and the suffix 'ford' indicates its importance as a crossing place on the River Teign.

Archaeological remains confirm that a community has existed here for at least 4000 years. Chagford first grew rich in the proceeds of the wool trade and later from tin mining in the area. It was made a stannary town in 1305 (where tin was traded). A cattle market in the town survived until the 1980s.

Today Chagford is a thriving community with high property prices, busy streets, and an unusually wide range of shops for a town of this size. It is also known for its vibrant arts community, celebrated through the autumn Chagford Film Festival, the springtime ChagWord literary festival, the annual Wonderworks crafts weekend, and other regular cultural events.

The early 20th century Edwin Lutyens house Castle Drogo lies nearby in Drewsteignton parish, and overlooks Chagford.

Events near Chagford

Dining out near Chagford

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22, Mill Street, Chagford

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Mill End Hotel, Chagford

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Gidleigh Park, Chagford

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Bovey Castle, Moretonhampstead

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The Cleave, Lustleigh

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Edgemoor Country House, Bovey Tracey

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The Nobody Inn, Doddiscombsleigh

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Bearslake Inn, Okehampton

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Dartmoor, Bovey Tracey, Crediton and Princetown.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowCrediton

arrowExeter

arrowBovey Tracey

arrowTavistock

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowChagford

	arrowOkehampton

	arrowPrincetown

	arrowBovey Tracey

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, Newton Abbot and Winkleigh.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Chagford

	arrowStone Lane Gardens

Moretonhampstead

	arrowMiniature Pony Centre

Drewsteignton

	arrowCastle Drogo and Gardens

Bovey Tracey

	arrowBecky Falls

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