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A selection of images from the Dartmouth headland, featuring Dartmouth Castle and some scenes of the Dart Estuary.

Dartmouth Castle is one of the most beautifully located fortresses in England. Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary for over 600 years.

Dartmouth castle dates from 1388 and saw action during the Civil War, and continued in service right up until the Second World War. Unusually, the array of defences also incorporates the fine church of St. Petrox. Successive up-dating included the Victorian 'Old Battery' with its remounted heavy guns, guardrooms and maze of passages.

Its position and that of the headland provides wonderful views of the estuary and the surrounding coast.