Yelverton village, Devon
Yelverton is a large village on the south-western edge of Dartmoor, Devon.
When the village's railway station, on the GWR line from Plymouth to Tavistock, opened in the 19th century, the village became a popular residence for Plymouth commuters. The railway is now closed, but the Plym Valley Railway has reopened a section of it.
Yelverton is well known for 'the rock' - a prominent mass of stone close to the Plymouth road on the fringe of nearby Roborough Down. It gave its name to the Rock Hotel, built as a farm during the Elizabethan period, but converted in the 1850s to cater for growing tourism in the area. The area to the south and west of the roundabout at the centre of the village was settled in late Victorian and Edwardian times, with many grand and opulent villas.
The folk singer Seth Lakeman, comes from Yelverton.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: