About Dartington

Dartington graphic2014 saw more than 800,000 visitors from across the world join us here at Dartington. They took part in our events, courses, festivals and enjoyed films, our shops, restaurant and gardens.

Dartington is many things to many people but one aim underpins everything. And that’s how we use our estate to stimulate new thinking and action to help develop a more sustainable, more just and more enriching world.   Find out how we do it

Current highlights from around Dartington

Festive highlights

How to make the most of Dartington this winter

christmas carols in the great hall

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The Shops at Dartington


Get a gift with a difference, choose from a wide range of local produce, join an activity, class or event – or just browse online.  Visit The Shops

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Coming this autumn

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An exciting new programme of affordable, accessible craft for everyone.


Blogs from our projects and initiatives

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c1930 Flooded fields on the Estate at the lower drive near the Lodge

Food and Farming blog: Rediscovering the secrets of Queen's Marsh

Harriet takes a fascinating look through the archives, in an effort to understand the history of Queen's Marsh - an exercise that will help guide Dartington's potential restoration of the site. Read More >>

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Abundant Life blog: On the subject of warmth

In her latest Abundant Life blog, Alison writes about the enduring qualities of warmth - both in terms of communication and physical environment. Read More >>

LandWorks mental health

LandWorks blog: Wayward Lad

Chat about physical aches and pains is matter-of-course at LandWorks but, as Chris reveals, when it comes to mental health it's a bit of a conversational dead-end... Read More >>

Gallery: Dartington’s Great Hall & Gardens

The Great Hall

Dartington Hall and the Great Lawn

The Sunny Border

The Tiltyard

Henry Moore's 'Memorial Figure'

Head Gardener's Office (Valley Field)

Great Hall seen from Private Garden

The Great Hall, seen from the Tiltyard

Henry Moore's 'Memorial Figure'

Great Hall seen from Private Garden

Swan Fountain

The Tiltyard


Latest News

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(L-R) Dermot O’Regan and Pete Whiting, Grow Bristol

Tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs graduate from Dartington

Eighteen social entrepreneurs have just finished a year of intensive social business start-up training at Dartington. Meet some of them here... Read More >>

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New signs lead the way for Webbers Yard

Proposed signage for site to be commissioned from local rural artisans, with the intention to source timber locally where possible. Read More >>

Aller Park

Meeting scheduled to discuss temporary Aller Park use

All go for Aller Park as Dartington invites community groups to share plans for pop-up space in the former school building on December 8. Read More >>

Opening hours & directions

(all Mon-Sun)
Gardens: dawn ’till dusk
Visitor Centre: 9am-5pm
Shops: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun(Venus Cafe 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sun; Cranks 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5pm Sun)
Barn Cinema Box Office: 12.30-7pm
White Hart restaurant: 12-3pm & 5.30-9pm
White Hart bar: 12 noon-11pm
Roundhouse Cafe: 10am-8pm

Visiting Dartington - maps, directions & more

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