Ashburton


Hotels, B&B's and Self Catering in Ashburton

Ashburton is a small town on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is a former stannary (tin mining) town with a rich history. You will discover a bustling marketplace with many interesting buildings, excellent pubs and inns, along with a good selection of local shops, galleries, tearooms, cafes and restaurants. Full of historical interest and tradition, it hosts many events such as ale tasting and a bread weighing ceremony in July each year. Ashburton is also home to the Ashburton Cookery School, one of the UK's top cookery schools. The town is ideally located for exploring Dartmoor, with its 368 square miles of natural beauty; perfect for those interested in walking, cycling, canoeing, pony trekking, bird watching and fishing. Dartmoor is full of Sites of Specific Scientific Interest, endangered birds, rare plants and archaeological sites including burial chambers and stone circles. Ashburton is mid-way between Exeter and Plymouth and close to excellent transport links, making it the perfect base for a holiday.


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