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Dartmouth is a civil parish and town in Devon county, England. It is a popular tourist destination situated on the western bank of River Dart's estuary. The river is a long narrow tidal ria (coastal inlet) running inland as far as Totnes. Dartmouth lies within South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and South Hams District. In 2001 it had a population of 5,510 inhabitants, reducing to 5,060 at the 2011 census. Dartmouth area has 2 electoral wards (Townstal and Kingswear) with combined population at the 2011 census of 6,820 people.
- The Royal Regatta in Port of Dartmouth takes place annually over 3 days at the end of August. This spectacular event sees traditional regatta boat races together with fun fairs, community games, markets, air displays including fireworks and the Red Arrows. Royal Navy guard ship is always present at the regatta.
- Bayard's Cove was used in several TV productions, such as The Onedin Line, a BBC TV drama series which ran from 1971 until 1980. Many of the scenes from BBC's series 'Down to Earth' with Ricky Tomlinson, were filmed at different locations around the town.
- Major tourist attractions in Dartmouth include Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth Royal Naval College and Dartmouth Steam Railway terminating at Kingswear on the opposite river bank.
- Boat sailings to nearby sites along the coast (including Salcombe and Torbay) and up the river (to Dittisham, Totnes and Greenway Estate) are offered by several companies. PS Kingswear Castle is a paddlesteamer that returned to Dartmouth in 2013.
The town is linked to Kingswear by three ferries. The Lower Ferry and Higher Ferry are both vehicular ferries. Passenger Ferry, as the name suggests, transports only passengers, principally to link at Kingswear station with Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway. The nearest bridge across Dart River is in Totnes, some 18 km (11 ml) away by road.
Port Dartmouth cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Dartmouth, England. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|3 July, 2019|
Saga Cruises' ship Saga Pearl II crashed into 4 yachts in Dartmouth Harbour while being piloted by the harbourmaster on Wednesday, August 29...August 29, 2018
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