Gardens, Deer Park and estate trails: dawn ’till dusk, all year round
Visitor Centre: 9am-5pm
Shops: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun (Venus Cafe 9.30am-5pm Mon-Sun)
Barn Cinema Box Office: 12.30-7pm
The Green Table: 8.30am–6pm, Mon-Sun
White Hart: 12-3pm & 5.30-9pm (bar open from 12 noon-11pm)
Roundhouse Cafe: 11am-8pm, Mon-Sun
Festive opening hours
Visiting over the holiday period? Make sure you plan ahead by taking a look at exceptions to our usual opening hours >
Our Guest Services Assistants will welcome you to Dartington Hall and provide you with a Parking Permit for the main car park.
Attending a conference? A map of our meeting rooms can be found above.
From Plymouth take the A38 up to the A385 turning, signposted to Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Then as above.
Our main car parks are located at the core estate (near to the Hall and Gardens) and at The Shops at Dartington. Parking is transferable, so you can switch between these locations as long as you’ve got time left on your ticket.
Our modest parking fees enable us to keep the Gardens free to all, and provide vital funds for on-going maintenance of the estate’s roads, footpaths, buildings, grounds and gardens – we appreciate your support in this.
Charges: 50p for one hour, £1 for four hours, £3 for any length stay from 9am to 6pm.
- Parking is free for motorcycles – look for the designated motorcycle parking areas (core estate only).
- Parking is free for visitors spending £10 or more at The Shops at Dartington – your refund will be processed at point of sale.
- Parking charges are payable by cash or mobile phone. Change for the meters will be available from the Visitor Centre at Dartington Hall between 9am and 5pm.
- Blue badge parking for visitors with disabilities is free and the first 15 minutes of parking are free of charge for everyone to enable short visits, drop offs and pick ups.
- Annual Parking Permits are available to Dartington Members – click here for more info ⇒
Electric vehicle charging points: The core estate car park has two 7kw units and two 22kw units. The Shops at Dartington car park has three 7kw units and one 22kw units. All units are available on a pay-as-you-go basis via the evcharge.online app.
There are coaches from London (Victoria Coach Station) and other major cities which go to Newton Abbot Railway Station. You can then connect with a train to Totnes. Some coaches go direct to Royal Seven Stars at Totnes.
To access it, walk through Totnes Rail Station’s main car park to the opposite end from the main road. You will soon locate the footpath to Dartington. Follow the path to the banks of the River Dart and turn left. The path continues with the river on your right and leads round to a large weir. Continue along the riverside path to reach a lane. Turn right along the lane, cross Bidwell Brook and you’ll have a choice of continuing to The Shops at Dartington (via a marked path on your left) or continuing straight on to the main estate.
It’s worth noting that while the whole route is pushchair-friendly, the final climb to the main estate is substantial.
Keeping the estate open and accessible for all is of utmost importance to us. Please select a topic below for further information, and if have any queries not covered above please contact us.
The scooter is available to hire from the Visitor Centre – Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm (last booking) and training is provided. Full details on booking & charges
There are two accessible parking bays outside Space Studios.
All permissive paths are marked clearly on our estate map (see Maps, above).
When using any of the paths on the Dartington Hall estate, we ask walkers to follow the Countryside Code. The government’s website on the new Countryside Code can be accessed here. Please keep dogs on a lead at all times. Please also note some of the paths are uneven and can become slippery during damp or wet weather and so it is advisable to wear stout shoes if you are planning to walk around the estate.
Please note that at periods throughout the year these paths may be closed at short notice. Groups of 10 or more walkers wishing to walk on the Dartington Hall estate should complete an application form so we can help advise you of planned work or other impediments to your route. Please click here for a copy of the form.
Studio 1 at Space Studios is accessible to wheelchairs and there is an accessible toilet. There are two accessible parking bays outside the building.
We have created a permanent ramp from the drop-off point at Guest Reception (a very gentle incline). Guest Reception is maned 24 hours and staff are available to provide assistance.
We have two access points to our reception on the ground floor. There is a seat for guests who have to wait to be attended to.
We have a large ground floor unisex toilet with grab-rails and low wall-mounted sink which is designated for disabled guests use. We have no public phone in reception (not an AA requirement) but guests are welcome to use the telephone in reception in an emergency. All doors, entrances and corridors are wide enough for wheelchair/zimmer frame/pushchairs.
All rooms are clearly signed and whilst they are not indicated in Braille type, a member of staff would always be available to guide a guest to their rooms at whatever time of day or night they needed help.
We have three ground floor Courtyard bedrooms which are specifically adapted for wheelchair users. These rooms are fitted with an assistance pull cord which is covered 24 hours a day.
Assistance dogs are welcomed. Task lighting – an angle point lamp is available from reception on request. There is a telephone in every bedroom.
Our usual policy is only to accept non-mobile guests with carers who would be responsible for their evacuation in the case of a fire since management cannot guarantee assistance with evacuation. We require that those guests who might need assistance in the case of a fire discuss their requirements with us on check-in to ensure a personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP) is agreed for their safety.
Although we have tried to be as accurate as possible and include as much detail as we can in the statement, we are always willing to give more information on any aspect of this hotel or discuss specific requirements with prospective guests.